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Tequila Aged in Whiskey Barrels? New Expresiones del Corazon is a Bold Experiment

The latest project from the Sazerac Company uses resources that would be almost impossible to come by if they didn't own them already. Corazón, one of their tequila brands, acquired bourbon and rye barrels from some of the Sazerac Company's star products to experiment with: barrels from George T. Stagg, Sazerac Rye, Old Rip Van Winkle, and Buffalo Trace bourbon. The results, known as Expresiones del Corazón, are intriguing. More

Cocktail 101: Blended Whiskey and the Single Oak Project

Even something so seemingly mundane as warehouse placement can affect the flavor and character of a whiskey, whether that's bourbon, Scotch, or Irish. For that matter, warehousing can affect other aged spirits, as well—rum, brandy, tequila, etc. So this is just one concrete (pardon the pun) example of why blending is such an important part of whiskey production. More

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