A stellar Tequila with the complexity of the finest Cognacs and Single Malts.
Germán Gonzalez is a bit of a Tequila legend. He is a great-great grandson of General Manuel Gonzalez — president of Mexico in the late 1800s. His father owned a small agave farm in Jalisco and distilled fine Tequilas. This is where Germán learned the business. When his father passed, he started making his own Tequilas — borrowing the copper pot still of a close family friend. His signature Tequila is the well-regarded T1 Tequila Añejo in five varieties. Now he has branched out into the super-premium market with his Tears of Llorona Extra Añejo Tequila
As you might guess, Tears of Llorona No. 3 Extra Añejo Tequila is the third limited release of Germán Gonzalez’s personal masterpiece. Tears of Llorona is 100% Weber Blue Agave. The agave hearts — piñas — are slow roasted in the traditional way and fermented with a proprietary yeast strain (we asked, but he’s not telling this secret). Unlike most Tequilas, 1/2 of Tears of Llorona is aged in Scotch barrels, 1/4 in Sherry casks, and 1/4 in Cognac barrels for five years. Germán was attempting to make a Tequila that rivaled the finest Cognacs and Scotches in depth and complexity. We think that he did just that.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Flan — custard and caramel — with dark chocolate and raisins.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
More custard notes and sweetness with toffee, cocoa, a bit of rancio, and herbs.
Long, savory, and complex.