HERRADURA TEQUILA MAKING A BOLD CLAIM TO BE THE BEST
Herradura Tequila has been around on the market since 1964, and today the company claims to be the largest holder of barrels in all of Mexico and one of the leading marketers of aged tequilas in the world. The company has five different brands of tequila, ranging from the Herradura Silver (aged for 40 days and perfect for margaritas), up to the Herradura Hacienda del Cristero (pure blanco and exceptionally smooth).
Herradura Reposado (silky and creamy Tequila aged for 10 months) recently won a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco spirits festival, as did the Hacienda del Cristero and the Blanco 92 Proof.
The top of the range is the Herradura Seleccion Suprema, deep amber in color, and aged in French Oak for four years, a highly complex tequila that the producers claim is the best of the world. Supporters of Don Julio and El Jimador Tequila might have something to say about that, but a recent tasting confirmed its quality to this writer.
It remains the only tequila to be 100% Estate bottled, and also the only tequila allowed to put “natural” on the label, and Tequila Herradura controls more agave plants than any other Tequila producer, including Jose Cuervo and Sauza. A recent effort to expand their presence in the USA market has seen the brand selling for about $13 a shot in the hot tequila bars of Hollywood.
Facts and Myths about Tequila:
Tequila is made from the Agave, of which there are 136 different species, and specifically from the Blue Agave. The agave can only be grown in the state of Jalisco and selected areas of Tamaulipas, Nayarit, Michoacan and Guanajuata.
Tequila is not made from cactus,
Tequila does not have a worm in it.
2oz Tequila Herradura
5oz Grapefruit Soda
1oz Lemon Juice and Salt
In a big ball glass put the ice and Tequila. Add salt, lemon juice and grapefruit soda.