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Review: Up or Over Old Forester Old Fashioned and Herradura Margarita

By Christopher Null | June 28, 2022 |

You’re a major spirits company with some well-known brands in your portfolio, and you know people are going to make cocktails out of them. What do you do? Why, you release them as ready-to-drink versions, of course. Brown-Forman is no stranger to the RTD bandwagon — its Old Forester Mint Julep is an instant winner…

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Review: Tequila Herradura Ultra Anejo (2019)

By Christopher Null | February 19, 2019 |

Four years ago I was gushing over Herradura’s cristalino style anejo, which spends “up to 49 months” in oak barrels before being color filtered back to clear. Today we take a fresh look at this tequila, and my how times have changed. Either this tequila has changed or my palate has changed, or both. Either…

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Review: Nine Single Barrel Tequilas from the New Hampshire Liquor Commission – Patron, Herradura, and Casa Noble

By Christopher Null | June 21, 2017 |

In case you missed our previous reviews, New Hampshire — the Granite State — is one of the most enthusiastic consumers of private label, single barrel spirits in the world. Recently the state’s liquor commission loaded up on 15 barrels of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, the biggest single barrel purchase of JD ever made. Tired of…

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A Visit to Casa Herradura

By Kim Richards | April 25, 2017 |

The region of Jalisco, Mexico (near Guadalajara) has been, and still is, responsible for the entirety of the Earth’s tequila for over 400 years, though the history of tequila dates back several thousand additional years. Everything in this region is designed to contribute to fine tequila. Beautiful warm weather, natural underground soft water, perfect terroir of…

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Review: Tequila Herradura Coleccion de la Casa Port Cask Finished Reposado, Reserva 2016

By Christopher Null | November 28, 2016 |

Herradura’s fifth Coleccion de la Casa special edition tequila makes a return to its original expression from the series’ launch: Port cask finishing. Last seen in 2012, Herradura returns to the same formula for 2016. As with the 2012 version, this tequila spends 11 months in ex-bourbon casks, then finishes for two months in formerly used…

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Review: Tequila Herradura, Complete Lineup (2016)

By Christopher Null | May 28, 2016 |

At Drinkhacker we have a habit of revisiting spirits every few years to see how things have changed. In the case of Tequila Herradura, this is our third time around with the brand (and the fourth for the silver expression). Our 2008 and 2012 reviews may serve as guidance and starting points for this re-re-review.…

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Review: Tequila Herradura Coleccion de la Casa Directo de Alambique Silver Tequila, Reserva 2015

By Christopher Null | January 12, 2016 |

For the previous three years, Herradura has produced a limited edition tequila, each with a different twist. Those twists have all involved reposados with special barrel finishing — Port, Cognac, and Scotch casks, to be specific. This year Herradura is doing something different. Not only is the tequila not finished, it’s not aged at all.…

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Review: Tequila Herradura Ultra Anejo (2015)

By Christopher Null | November 24, 2015 |

Clear, filtered anejo tequila is still the big thing in the agave category, and next up in the queue is Herradura, which takes tequila that has spent over 4 years in oak barrels and filters it back to blanco (in color, anyway). The results are curious and a departure from other tequilas made in this…

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Review: Tequila Herradura Coleccion de la Casa Scotch Cask Finished Reposado, Reserva 2014

By Christopher Null | November 21, 2014 |

It’s another round with Herradura’s Coleccion de la Casa limited edition line of reposado tequilas — each one aged first in a standard Bourbon barrel, then finished in another type of specialty cask. (See also the first two releases in this annual series: Port and Cognac finished tequila.) This year, Herradura turns to former Scotch…

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Review: Tequila Herradura Coleccion de la Casa Cognac Cask Finished Reposado, Reserva 2013

By Christopher Null | December 21, 2013 |

Herradura expands its nascent Coleccion de la Casa line of specialty cask-finished tequilas with this 2013 release, which is polished off in Cognac barrels. This release spends 11 months in American oak before being finished for another three months in Cognac casks. This expression doesn’t reach the heights of 2012’s Port Finished tequila, starting off…

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