“This new look is a tribute to one of our most iconic bottles, but it’s more than just an updated design,” says Guillermo Gonzalez, responsible for the La Gonzaleña distillery and Chinaco. “It’s a representation of Chinaco’s rebirth, our family heritage and Chinaco’s unique taste profile achieved by using only agave from Tamaulipas.”
The La Gonzaleña distillery was built in 1972 in Tamaulipasand since its consecration, the Gonzalez family has made a name for itself in the tequila world, gaining the ability to distill tequila outside of Jalisco and paving the way for premium tequila in America. Just a decade after its inception, Chinaco has become the first high-quality artisanal tequila to be available in United Statesand it revolutionized the way Americans drink tequila.
“We are delighted to join the Chinaco team in celebrating 50 years,” said CEO and Chairman of Hotaling & Co. Dan Leese. “With its historic position as the first premium tequila to be sold in the United States and the distillery’s commitment to the Tamaulipas region, Chinaco is a truly unique tequila that fits perfectly into Hotaling & Co.’s portfolio of like-minded spirits, including craft gins, whiskeys, liqueurs and more.
Chinaco is currently available in three expressions – Blanco, Reposado and Añejo – each featuring unique taste profiles as the only tequila produced in the Mexican state of Tamaulipaswhere the different reliefs and the proximity of the ocean give the agave complex flavors, in particular tropical and salty notes.
(40 proof; 700ml; $49.99 PRS)
Chinaco Blanco is distinguished by its 100% agave fresh taste. Bottled within five days of distillation, this tequila tastes remarkably fresh and clean, perfect for sipping, making premium margaritas or adding to mixed drinks. Immaculately clear, Chinaco Blanco offers a bouquet of pear, quince, dill and lime, tinged with aloe. It is clean, unctuous, fresh and bright on the palate, with exceptional depth and balance, followed by a soft, long and lingering finish.
(40 proof; 700ml; $59.99 PRS)
Chinaco Reposado is aged for eleven months in white oak barrels of France and England, some of which were at one time used to age Scotch and are now over 35 years old and impart a soft oak character. This tequila mixes beautifully, but also stands tall on its own. Light golden amber in color, Chinaco Reposado has a generous nose of citrus zest, peach and apple, hints of dill and quince. Clean, fresh flavors carry through on the palate, with full depth and balance, crowned by a medium-long, lingering, fruity and spicy finish.
(40 proof; 700ml; $79.99 PRS)
Chinaco Añejo is aged for thirty months in a mixture of barrels similar to that of Chinaco Reposado, as well as American bourbon barrels, guaranteeing its constant sweetness and character. The result is a remarkably smooth and rich complexity that tastes best like a fine cognac. With a rich golden amber color, Chinaco Añejo offers subtle aromas of pear, wildflowers, vanilla, smoke and baked apple, edged with papaya and mango. The flavors are rich and complex, with exceptional depth, balance and style, ending in an opulent, spicy and smoky finish.
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Chinaco Tequila proudly holds two distinct titles: it is the only tequila produced in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas and the first premium tequila to be available in the United States in the 1980s, which forever changed the history of tequila in America. Chinaco’s distillery, La Gonzaleña Distillery, is a family business that dates back to the Cinco de Mayo battle and is honored to produce exclusively Chinaco, making quality and tradition in excellence a signature for the three expressions of Chinaco – Blanco, Añejo and Reposado. At its core, Chinaco is a family affair, a labor of love, and a superior tequila like no other. Chinaco is currently available nationwide. For more information, visit https://www.hotalingandco.com/portfolio/chinaco
About Hotaling & Co.
Hotaling & Co., the leader San Francisco distiller and importer, creates, preserves and builds artisanal brands of unparalleled character and quality. Hotaling & Co., originally named Anchor Distilling Company, was established in 1993 and is credited with launching America’s first craft whiskey (Old Potrero) and America’s first craft gin (Junipero Gin) after Prohibition. In 2010, Anchor Distilling Company was sold to a business partnership that included Tony Foglio and London the oldest wine and spirits merchant, Berry Bros.. & Rudd and began to expand to incorporate a collection of premium craft spirits imported from around the world. In 2017, Anchor Distilling became Hotaling & Co. The new name is a nod to one of Anchor Distilling’s most beloved small batch whiskeys (Old Potrero Hotaling’s Whiskey) and the San Francisco legend AP Hotaling, who came to the West during the Gold Rush and quickly became one of the country’s most successful liquor dealers. Today, Hotaling & Co. celebrates exciting growth and achievement; marking its 28th year of distilling and 11th year of business union of like-minded distillers from around the world to share passion and raise the bar.
Hotaling & Co.’s portfolio includes Luxardo Liqueurs & Cherries, Nikka Whisky, Junipero Gin, No.3 Gin, HINE Cognac, Lot 40 Rye Whisky, Convite Mezcal, Kavalan Whisky, Denizen Rum, HIRSCH Selected Whiskies, Writers’ Tears Whisky, Old Pulteney Whisky, Speyburn Whisky, Balblair Whisky, Arran Whisky, Old Potrero Rye Whisky, and more. Visit HotalingandCo.com for a complete list of brands.