Mexican Tequila brand Maestro Dobel has partnered with the renowned Northern Californian winery Silver Oak to create an Extra Añejo tequila finished in Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels.
Maestro Dobel 50 is a collection of smooth and complex ultra-premium tequilas created to honour founder Juan Dobel’s 50th birthday along with other half-century milestones.
Handcrafted in the lowlands of Jalisco, using 100% Blue Weber Agaves expertly grown and sourced from a single-family estate, Dobel 50 Silver Oak edition is an extra-aged tequila matured in American oak and then finished in Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels, resulting in an exceptional and highly limited release.
“We are thrilled to announce this release in collaboration with Silver Oak, a Northern Californian icon for whom we have great respect and shared values of familial heritage, tradition and product innovation,” says Juan Dobel, founder of Maestro Dobel Tequila.
“Dobel 50 Silver Oak edition celebrates a shared 50-year milestone and captures the flavour profile of one of the best wineries we know while enhancing the smooth agave notes of our most exquisite tequila,” he adds.
The influence of the Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrel finish provides notes of citrus and dried fruits, brightening and enhancing the elegance and smoothness of the liquid.
The end result is a translucent appearance with an intensely bright amber colour accented by gold and bright orange sparkles. The complexity of aromas resulting from the carefully selected ageing barrels is complemented by the subtle notes of red fruit characters of Silver Oak wine, providing an abundance of flavour and enhancing the smoothness of the overall profile.
“The connection between wine and tequila is not a usual one, but American oak makes for a natural vessel to explore how these two amazing liquids can influence each other,” says David R. Duncan, Silver Oak CEO. “With their focus on generational farming, craftsmanship and innovation, Maestro Dobel made for an ideal 50th-anniversary collaboration,” he adds.