UK Mainland Only (excluding alcohol)
From Cool Chile HQ (W3)
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The founder of Storywood, Michael Ballantyne, was born in Scotland and raised in Texas, but returned to Scotland to work in the gas and oil industry when he was older. However, this was not a fulfilling occupation for him and would increasingly go visit his mum who lived in Mexico, dreaming of opening a whisky bar. During his research for his project, he met maestro tequilero Luis Trejo, distilling at La Cofradia distillery in Jalisco. Together they discovered the similarities between Tequila and whisky production and pooled Luis' talent of agave distillation with Michaels knowledge of ageing in oak. Normally only bourbon barrels are used for ageing agave spirits rather than the variety of oak used to age whisky - hence the idea of ageing in Scotch whisky barrels was born. The hand-selected single malt barrels are from the Speyside region.
Drinking suggestions are with Ginger Beer, Coca Cola, or Irn Bru. Served in a tall glass with ice and a lime wedge!
Aroma: sweet oaky caramel
Palate: caramel, oak, vanilla and honey on an earthy agave base
Good for: sipping and dreaming of Mexico when you are in Scotland, vice-versa Scotland when you are in Mexico
Interesting fact: read above!
Region: Los Valles, Jalisco
Age of agave when harvested:
Water Source: deep well
Oven type: stone brick ovens
Extraction method: screw mill
Still type: stainless steel with copper coil
Ageing: 7 months in medium charred, single malt barrels from Dufftown, Scotland
Please note, due to current restrictions, this product cannot be shipped to the following countries:
Made in Mexico with 100% real sugar. Drink ice cold.Or use to make a Batanga, similar to a Paloma but swopping the grapefruit soda for cola, or if you want to look at it a different way like a Cuba Libre but with Tequila instead of rum.Don Javier Delgado Corona created this cocktail (and the Paloma!) in his bar in Tequila called La Chapilla (The Chapel) around 1961. He famously stirred this drink with the knife that he cut the limes with - cool!Recipe for Batanga CocktailDress a collins glass with a salt rim.Squeeze in 1/2 -1 lime, add a pinch of salt and stir, fill the glass with ice, add 50ml tequila blanco or reposado of your choice, top up with about 100ml of cola. Stir with the knife that cut the limes, drink!
Limes are essential to Mexican cooking and our bright and colourful squeezer will ensure any pesky pips don't add an unwanted crunch to future dishes!This plastic press is perfect for squeezing every last drop of juice out of your limes. An ideal cooking accessory for your kitchen! Cut lime in half, place inside and squeeze.D: 3.2cmL: 21cm*colours may vary