Don Julio Announces Repo Double Cask, Private Cask Program

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Tequila Don Julio has announced two new innovations.

The first is Don Julio Reposado Double Cask, a limited-edition Reposado tequila finished in casks used in the making of Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whisky.

The spirit first matures in American White Oak barrels for eight months (as with the brand’s traditional repo). The tequila is then finished for 30 days in casks used in the making of Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whisky. “This aging process creates a distinctive flavor profile that is rich and complex,” the company says, with hints of whisky on the finish.

“I spent three years experimenting with various cask options to perfect the flavor of this variant and I’m proud to introduce it to the U.S. I found that finishing the tequila for one month in casks used in the making of Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whisky allowed me to create a tequila that perfectly balances the core flavor of Tequila Don Julio as well as the signature flavor of Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whisky,” says Master Distiller Enrique de Colsa. “It’s an incredibly unique flavor profile that is excellent enjoyed responsibly neat or on the rocks.”

Tequila Don Julio Reposado Double Cask will be available in the beginning of summer 2018 while supplies last. It has a suggested retail price of $59.99 per 75-ml. bottle, and will be available at participating retailers nationwide.

As Tequila Don Julio continues to focus on providing innovative and ultra-premium variants for tequila enthusiasts, the brand will also introduce the Tequila Don Julio Reposado Private Cask program launching in the fall of 2018.

As part of the program, 300 limited-edition barrels have been selected by de Colsa and aged for a total of 10 months, which is two more months than traditional Reposado, and five times the base requirements for Reposado according to the Tequila Regulatory Council.

Participating retailers can order a barrel to be sold in store, unique to each retailer and accompanied by a personalized certificate of authenticity from the brand.

Private Cask will also be available at participating retailers around the country beginning Fall 2018 and more detail can be found at