Wrapped up by this year’s celebration, Clase Azul will launch 9,125 decanters for the whole world; each for each day elapsed since her birth. This product is exclusively distributed in Mexico in prestigious stores from May 25, until its global launch in mid-July.
This limited-edition decanter will also debut the brand’s new emblem, recently revealed as part of the company’s brand identity change from Clase Azul Spirits to Clase Azul México. During this transition, the brand has committed to diversifying the ways in which it will offer a culturally exquisite Mexico to consumers.
This will be the first fully-painted decanter in the brand’s distinctive cobalt blue. Each of the decanters is decorated with a feathered pattern inspired by dandelion seeds floating in the air, symbolizing the brand’s expansion throughout the world. Its 25 pattern strokes are painted with platinum; one for each year of Blue Class history.
For Viridiana Tinoco, master distiller of Clase Azul México, the decanter is a detail for its consumers, however the proposal of its flavor and aging make it a drink without comparison. “Our intention was to pay homage to Clase Azul Reposado Tequila while at the same time creating something unique in honor of our 25th anniversary,” said Tinoco. “It seemed to me that the use of a traditional bakery to grind part of the agave and the aging in American whiskey barrels used only once, they achieved the perfect balance for this timeless tequila”, he pointed out.
Viridiana Tinoco has reimagined this 100% Agave Azul Tequilana Weber reposado. Part of the agave used in the preparation of the distillate passed through a traditional stone mill called a tahona, a practice that dates back to the origins of tequila. In turn, the fermentation process was prolonged to accentuate its citrus and fruity notes. The blend was then aged for eight months in two different bourbon barrels, each giving the liquid its own distinctive, rich tasting notes. The flavor profile consists of woody notes with sumptuous hints of caramel and vanilla followed by a spicy cinnamon finish with a hint of agave syrup and a slight earthy, mineral character.