When Tequila meets a Single Malt.
Named after Enrique Partida, a farmer from the Tequila Valley in Jalisco, Partida Tequila makes some muy bueno stuff. Maestro Tequilero (Tequila Master) José Valdez oversees every step of the production process, from agave harvesting in the field till the final blending prior to bottling. Their core range consists of four Tequilas; a Blanco, a Reposado, an Añejo, and their top of the line Eleganté. They've done some pretty cool stuff with the aging, but nothing like their 3 newest creations from their Roble Fino series that has a Reposado, Cristalino, and Añejo.
They set out to do something extraordinary with these expressions, and that's exactly what they ended up doing. The groundwork was laid when Valdez visited Scotland in 2018 and got the bright idea of fusing the worlds of Tequila and Scotch. That's how Roble Fino ("Fine Oak") came to be. You see where this is going, right? It's mighty fine Tequila, finished in some mighty fine Erdington Single Malt Sherry oak casks. The basis for the Roble Fino Reposado is their acclaimed Reposado that has spent half a year in ex-Bourbon barrels. It then goes for 2 months of finishing in those Single Malt barrels. After the Whisky has rubbed off on it, the result is something simply spectacular.