The Sassenach Select is the first collaboration between the award-winning El Tequileño and The Sassenach Spirits teams. Antonio “Tony” Salles met with Scottish actor and spirit aficionado Sam Heughan on several trips to Mexico. “Creating this blend first began with us enjoying The Sassenach whisky,” says Salles. Though literally a world apart, the two combined their cultures and shared passion for creating exceptional spirits to do this new blend justice.
To bring the expression to life, they started with an award-winning base. “Learning about the process behind creating The Sassenach whisky, and hearing stories of Scotland has been an inspirational experience for me,” Salles says. “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.” The Sassenach Select is handcrafted using the finest matured agave from the Highlands of Jalisco and mineral-rich water from El Volcán de Tequila and is distilled in traditional copper pot stills. It is aged for two years in American oak barrels and finished in French oak barrels. The result is an extraordinary blend of bold taste notes.
Best enjoyed neat, this label is an extremely limited-edition blend. Those able to secure The Sassenach Select will get to sip on something totally unique — a one-of-a-kind blend made from a cross-world collaboration.