Storywood Tequila has “the heart of Mexico and the soul of Scotland” and was founded by Scottish chef, whisky enthusiast and wood ageing expert, Michael Ballantyne, who was inspired to create this innovative tequila while spending time in his mother’s hometown of San Miguel De Allende, Mexico.
It was in his mother’s hometown that Michael met Master Distiller Luis Trejo from Distiller La Cofradia. The pair discussed their national spirits, the obvious differences, one made from Agave the other from a grain spirit. The similarity being rested in oak to enhance the flavour. But one thing that stood out was the continuous use of only using bourbon barrels with agave spirits, whereas whisky can be aged in a variety of different casks to create unique flavours.
Storywood tequila’s begin with 10 year-old mature 100% blue weber agave, harvested from the lowland region of Jalisco and married with the natural spring water from Volcan de Tequila that flows down from the mountains.
Bottled at cask strength, the Double Oak is the top of Storywoods range and is a very limited edition. Born in Mexico, but raised over 14 months in medium charred Single Malt Scotch Whisky barrels and lightly charred Oloroso Sherry casks. Honey and caramel merge with cherry and dark fruit notes for a radically rare tequila. Limited to around 500 cases a year this one’s not to be missed!
Honeyed roasted agave sweetness, with jammy forest fruits, oak spice and dried fig.