CALGARY, Mar. 15, 2022 — Tequila aficionados can now get their hands on the hottest limited-batch liquor on the market as El Tequileño Sassenach Select Double Wood Reposado hits shelves at Willow Park Wines & Spirits. An irresistible example of how delicious collaboration can be, Sassenach Spirits brings together the talents of El Tequileño master distiller Antonio Salles and Scottish actor Sam Heughan of Outlander fame for a limited-production spirit that proves how magical it can be when two worlds collide. Salles described the tequila's origin story as a labour of love based on shared appreciation for craftsmanship and quality, with a focus on translating the culture and passion inherent in good tequila to a new iteration with a distinctly Celtic heartbeat.
"The process of creating this blend first began with us enjoying The Sassenach whisky," explained Salles, "and using that experience as the foundation to create a unique blend that encompasses the passion and heritage of our collaboration."
"Learning about the process behind creating The Sassenach whisky and hearing stories of Scotland has been an inspirational experience for me," Salles continues. "The Scottish and Mexican cultures have many similarities — both have great pride in their countries, deep-rooted histories, and of course, a great passion for producing their national spirits."
Heughan echoed Salles' comments, saying, "blending our cultures and passion, we have created a partnership steeped in tradition, heritage and a love of good tequila!"
The result is a mouth-wateringly good tipple handcrafted from the finest matured agave sourced from the Highlands of Jalisco. That agave was processed using mineral-rich water from El Volcán de Tequila, then distilled in traditional copper pot stills. It is aged for two years in American oak barrels and finished in French oak barrels. Best enjoyed neat, Sassenach Select features an unparalleled flavour profile almost as complex as a historical drama centered on a time-traveling combat nurse torn between two incredible loves.
With close to 1000 bottles available for the official launch (each priced at $129.99 CAD), collectors and casual tequila fans alike should hurry to place an order online or in person at Willow Park Wines & Spirits main store in Calgary, Alberta as soon as possible.
About Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Since 1994, Willow Park Wines & Spirits has served the greater Alberta community and beyond as the go-to authority on all things wine, beer, and spirits. From the company's much talked-about Bordeaux and Scotch Futures program to their ongoing commitment to education that includes a busy event calendar boasting everything from beer tastings to wine certification masterclasses, Willow Park continues to cater to amateurs and pro-level enthusiasts alike. Now, with this exclusive access to 1000 bottles of a limited-production tequila, Willow Park is cementing its status as the premiere establishment of its kind in all of Canada.