Tequila, Buffalo Trace Unite in Expresiones del Corazón


November 14, 2022

Corazón Tequila announced its Expresiones del Corazón 2022 Collection, featuring two limited-edition añejo tequilas aged in barrels formerly used to age Eagle Rare 17-Year-Old Bourbon and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey.

Showcasing the partnership between Casa San Matías, Mexico’s fourth oldest tequila distillery, and Buffalo Trace, the world’s most award-winning distillery, the annual collection celebrates excellence in distillation, aging and experimentation by marrying Corazón’s premium blanco tequila with barrels that once held some of the most-coveted whiskeys ever created from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC).

Both offerings in this year’s collection were derived from a single barrel and include:

Corazón Eagle Rare 17 Añejo Tequila: aged for 17 months in Eagle Rare 17-Year-Old bourbon barrels, this unique tequila offers a dense texture with natural sweetness and a long-lasting finish.

Corazón Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Añejo Tequila: 19 months of aging in Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey barrels has resulted in a spicy tequila with long and warm finish.

Crafted from blue agave grown in the Los Altos region of Jalisco using time-honored methods, the agave hearts used for Corazón Tequila are slow cooked in stone ovens and then pressed, fermented and distilled with expert care at the renowned Casa San Matías Distillery. Careful maturation in Buffalo Trace’s best seasoned whiskey barrels for varying lengths results in an aged tequila that marries Mexican and American spirits making.

The Expresiones del Corazón line has garnered several top awards over the years for various limited release expressions, such as Corazon Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Añejo, Corazon George Elmer T. Lee Reposado, Corazón William Larue Weller Añejo and Corazón Artisanal Blanco and Corazón George T. Stagg Añejo Tequila.

Both Expresiones del Corazón 2022 Collection bottlings are now available in limited quantities across the United States at a suggested retail price of $79.99 per bottle (750ml; 80 proof).

For more information, visit https://www.tequilacorazon.com/.