ST. LOUIS (July 5, 2022) – El Mayor Extra Añejo Port Cask Aged tequila is now available at retail locations across the United States. The ultra-premium tequila is distilled from Blue Weber agave and aged for 42 months in port casks. Distilled and produced at Destiladora González Lux, this ultra-premium tequila has a limited allocation of 6,000 bottles at a suggested retail price of $129.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
“The port casks bring hints of oak and dried fruit into this gorgeous, full-bodied tequila,” said Graciela González, fourth-generation distiller and daughter of Rodolfo González, master distiller at Destiladora González Lux. “From the first rich sip to the smooth and sophisticated agave finish, this is an exceptional addition to the El Mayor Tequila family.”
As with every bottle of El Mayor, this limited-edition tequila is made with 100% estate-grown, Blue Weber agave from the valley area of Jalisco, Mexico. For this ultra-premium variant, only hand-selected agaves were cut, using the Jicama Jima method for a smooth taste. The finished product is bright and light amber in color while boasting hints of cinnamon and dark chocolate on the nose with a smooth, well-balanced finish.
“Ultra-premium tequila varieties and special releases continue to fuel strong growth in the category,” said Chelsi Hofmeister, assistant brand manager for El Mayor. “This latest limited-edition release of El Mayor is sure to be well received by consumers and tequila aficionados alike.”
El Mayor Extra Añejo Port Cask Aged is packaged in an embossed bottle inside a burgundy-colored decorative secondary box.
For recipes and more information about El Mayor and the limited-edition Extra Añejo Port Cask Aged, or to find a retailer, visit elmayor.com or follow the brands @elmayortequila on Facebook and Instagram.
Founded in St. Louis in 1958 by the Lux Family, Luxco is a leading producer, supplier, importer and bottler of beverage alcohol products. Our mission is to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of consumers, associates and business partners. Merged with MGP Ingredients, Inc. in 2021 (Nasdaq: MGPI), Luxco operates as MGP’s Brands Division and manages all MGP/Luxco brands. This extensive and award-winning spirits portfolio includes well-known brands from five distilleries: Bardstown, Kentucky-based Lux Row Distillers, home of Ezra Brooks, Rebel, Blood Oath, David Nicholson and Daviess County; Lebanon, Kentucky-based Limestone Branch Distillery, maker of Yellowstone Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey and Bowling & Burch Gin; Jalisco, Mexico-based Destiladora González Lux, producer of 100% agave tequilas, El Mayor, Exotico and Dos Primos; Ross & Squibb Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, where the George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Rossville Union Straight Rye Whiskey are produced; and the Washington, D.C.-based Green Hat Distillery, producer of the Green Hat family of gins. The innovative and high-quality brand portfolio also includes Everclear Grain Alcohol, Pearl Vodka, Saint Brendan’s Irish Cream, The Quiet Man Irish Whiskey and other well-recognized brands. For more information about the company and its brands, visit luxco.com.