The Single Malt of Tequila: Introducing Partida Roble Fino

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Tequila Partida’s new limited release innovation brings together the highest-rated tequila with the world’s most sought-after single malt sherry seasoned casks

Tequila Partida Roble Fino

Tequila Partida is proud to announce the launch of Partida Roble Fino, a luxury line of sipping tequilas. Roble Fino, which translates to “Fine Oak”, is a limited release of only 7,200 bottles which are available in select markets across the US. Partida Roble Fino tequilas combine Partida’s award-winning tequila with Edrington’s (owners of Single Malt Scotches The Macallan, Highland Park and The Glenrothes) best in cask management. Coming to market September 16, Roble Fino includes a Reposado, Añejo and the world's first-ever whisky sherry oak finished Reposado Cristalino.

When Partida's Maestro Tequilero, José Valdez, visited Scotland for the first time in 2018, he immediately felt the connection to the homeland of the world's finest single malts. After touring and tasting through Scotland’s top distilleries, his firsthand experience learning from their master blenders and masters of wood on cask management was inimitable. With the knowledge of how casks can elevate spirits to another level of refinement came the idea of Partida Roble Fino and the desire to finish his top-rated tequila in the world’s most sought-after casks. Affectionately known as “The Single Malt of Tequila” by Valdez and his team, Roble Fino marries these distinct flavors while maintaining Partida’s agave flavor to create the ultimate sipping tequila.

“After my visit to Scotland, I wanted to explore how I can combine these four corners of the world: the volcanic red soil from Mexico, bourbon barrels from the US and Scotland’s single malt barrels finished in Oloroso casks from Jerez de la Frontera,” says Maestro Tequilero José Valdez. “Balancing the journey from Mexico to Scotland and Spain required a great amount of taste testing and in the end, we’ve created an incredible agave-forward spirit, double aged in American oak and Spanish white oak. It’s truly the single malt of tequila and unlike any you’ve ever tasted before.”

Partida Roble Fino’s three expressions include a Reposado, Reposado Cristalino and Añejo:

Partida Roble Fino Reposado begins with Partida’s highly acclaimed Reposado, which is aged for a minimum of 6 months in ex-bourbon barrels before aging an additional 2 months in ex-single malt, sherry seasoned casks. The result is an intense and complex spirit with a brilliant amber color and notes of cooked agave, vanilla, maple syrup, anise quince and dried fruits, bottled at 43% ABV for optimal flavor and body.

Partida Roble Fino Reposado Cristalino is the first-ever Reposado Cristalino finished in ex-single malt, sherry seasoned casks. Following its double aging in ex-bourbon and ex-single malt, sherry seasoned casks, the Reposado Cristalino is naturally filtered to remove all color while retaining its defined body and the complex flavors and aromas achieved through the double maturation process. Finished at 40% ABV, the Reposado Cristalino explodes with flavors of dried fruits, cooked agave and toasted oak, vanilla, and almonds.

Partida Roble Fino Añejo begins with Partida’s highly acclaimed Añejo which is aged for an extensive 18 months in ex-bourbon barrels. Featuring an outstanding gold color with a reddish shimmer, this intensely flavored tequila continues its finishing for an additional 5 months in ex-single malt, sherry seasoned casks. The tequila is bottled at 45% ABV, showcasing its expansive complexity and depth of flavor with sweet notes of dried fruits, toasted oak, chocolate and cooked agave.

“After 15 years perfecting Tequila Partida, Roble Fino reflects the dedication to quality and consistency using only natural ingredients,” reflects José. “In the past, we have experimented with sherry barrels but never came close to the perfect balance achieved from Edrington’s cask management. It has been a truly incredible experience working with them and we are grateful for the opportunity shared with us to create these new and unique tequilas.”

Partida Roble Fino will be available in New York, California, Florida, Illinois and Texas, with additional markets to follow. To learn where to purchase Roble Fino, visit http://www.partidatequila.com/. The suggested retail prices for each expression are Partida Roble Fino Reposado ($100), Partida Roble Fino Reposado Cristalino ($115) and Partida Roble Fino Añejo ($125). Edrington handles sales, marketing and distribution for Tequila Partida.

For more information on Tequila Partida, please contact Andrew Quinzi at Colangelo & Partners (Aquinzi@ColangeloPR.com).

About Tequila Partida

Tequila Partida is an authentic, all-natural, estate-grown premium tequila, made from 100% blue agave in the heart of Mexico’s historic Tequila Valley region. From cultivation and harvest to cooking, distillation and aging, Partida maintains exceptional standards of quality and consistency, making Partida “the finest tequila that money can buy,” according to F. Paul Pacult, the leading spirits authority in America. Partida Reposado was recently ranked as one of the top ten spirits of 2019 by the Spirit Journal, the industry’s most respected publication for spirits reviews.

About Edrington

Edrington’s vision is to give more by building the world’s leading portfolio of exceptional super premium spirits. Edrington owns some of the leading Scotch whisky and rum brands in the world, including The Macallan, The Famous Grouse, Highland Park, The Glenrothes and Brugal. Edrington Americas added Tequila Partida to its portfolio in 2017 and Wyoming Whiskey in 2018.

Edrington Americas is headquartered in New York, NY with regional offices in Chicago, Miami and Orange County. To learn more visit https://www.edrington.com, and to find our brands visit https://www.findourspirits.com.

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