El Jimador was created in 1994 to pay tribute to Casa Herradura's expert 'Jimadors', the harvesters of the agave plant, whose job requires the great skill of identifying when the agave is ready.
El Jimador tequilas are produced and estate bottled in the heart of Mexico's tequila region, using locally grown, high quality 100% blue agave. Production of el Jimador tequilas begin in the agave fields where the Blue Weber agave plant grows. After harvest, the agave is cooked inside traditional, decades old ovens made of brick and stone for 24 hours then subsequently cooled before being crushed to extract the sweet juices.
Fermentation takes place in open-air tanks where natural, air-borne yeasts from agave plants and citrus trees located on the hacienda are abundant. Following fermentation the juice is distilled two separate times in pot stills and bottled immediately. It takes years to make it as a Jimador. Theyâ€™re the master harvesters that give their all in the pursuit of the art of gathering the Weber blue agave that goes into tequila.
Nose: Fruity, spiced aromas. Hints of green wood, zesty grapefruit and apple peel, with lots of distinct agave.
Palate: Manuka honey and roasted agave notes, balanced by a hint of lemon, grapefruit, a little rosemary and continuing spice.
Finish: Warming and spiced, with more of those citrus and agave flavours persisting.