El Tesoro Releases Knob Creek Rye Finished Tequila


October 17, 2023

El Tesoro Mundial Knob Creek Rye Box 2023_Beam Suntory

El Tesoro de Don Felipe Tequila, the Tequila producer from La Alteña Distillery in the Jalisco highlands of Mexico, and the third-generation Camarena distilling family, announced the second installment of The Mundial Collection Limited Edition Cask Finishing Series: El Tesoro Mundial: Knob Creek Rye Edition. 

El Tesoro Mundial: Knob Creek Rye is a unique expression of El Tesoro Añejo, aged for 12 months in charred-oak Knob Creek Rye Whiskey barrels that previously held Knob Creek Rye Whiskey for seven years, resulting in a delicious sipping tequila that is perfectly balanced with subtle sweetness and spice. As a special one-time release, this is the first and only time El Tesoro has been finished in Knob Creek Rye Barrels.

“The Mundial series allows us to pursue these creative paths in tequila, and the Knob Creek Rye edition is no different,”Jenny Camarena, third generation family proprietor and master of operations for El Tesoro, said. “The way that our delicate Añejo marries with the amazing full bodied, with balanced black pepper, sweet vanilla and rich spice flavors of the rye casks makes this fascinating tequila a delicious treat that we are incredibly proud to share.”

The Mundial Collection represents a premium innovation and experimentation initiative for El Tesoro. “Mundial” expressions see one-of-a-kind special releases of El Tesoro tequilas matured in unique casks that have previously held some of the best spirits from across the globe, all of which share a strong commitment to craftsmanship and high-quality production.

The first installment, released in 2021, was El Tesoro Mundial Collection: The Laphroaig Edition, a remarkable bottling merging the proud distilling tradition of Tequila with the barrel-aging expertise of Scotch. El Tesoro Mundial Collection: The Laphroaig Edition skillfully integrates the peaty profile of an Islay whisky with El Tesoro’s rich, agave Añejo, aged for twelve months in genuine Laphroaig ten-year-old Scotch Whisky casks, adding hints of salty ocean air and peat smoke for a truly distinctive Tequila.

Back by popular demand and following the success of the initial release, Carlos and Jenny Camarena are excited to release another iteration of “Mundial” aged in Laphroaig casks. This year, The Laphroaig Edition will be available alongside the Knob Creek Rye Edition with updated premium gift packaging. Both bottles will retail with a suggested retail price of $175.00.

For more information, visit www.eltesorotequila.com.