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Porfidio Quercus

$59.99

Porfidio Quercus is a transformed, contemporary and delicately oak-seasoned expression of Porfidio Plata that strikes a harmonious balance between the distilled soul of the pure agave juice that gives Porfidio Plata its characteristic fresh flavor, and the unparalleled delightful suavity that only high-quality oak can impart to the palate.

Porfidio Quercus shares its short ageing cycle with all tequila reposados, but what makes it outstanding is the quality of the oak and the optimally sized barrels in which the fragrant spirit is nurtured to delicate oak-seasoned perfection. In another first, Porfidio Quercus is Porfidio's, and the world's, first ever pure 100% agave spirit, whether tequila, mezcal or any other, with a zero methanol content.

Methanol is medically toxic, causing the nausea and subsequent hangovers many brash drinkers associate with tequila and mezcal – so I regard the zero methanol Porfidio as the culmination of my life's work, epitomizing my own personal philosophy towards enjoyable drinking – which is that you should never regret it in the morning.

As with all our Porfidio range, Porfidio Quercus is made only from mature ten year-old Agave pinas, enzymatically hydrolized to guarantee its intrinsic smoothness; and, new and unique to Porfidio Quercus, no methanol content at all, even before we begin our innovative ageing process.

Agave spirits like tequila and mezcal are usually aged in large 220 liter casks previously used for Bourbon. In contrast, all aged Porfidio expressions are matured in 100% virgin, first-fill barrels. Now, Porfidio Quercus takes ageing methodology another step farther by maturing in small virgin oak casks of only 110 liters each, which give a higher wood- surface to liquid ratio and allow more exposure to the air permeating the oak pores. In addition, the casks are craft-coopered from the most expensive and highest quality American oak, air-dried,hand-toasted Pennsylvania oak.

Although these innovations are new to the tequila industry, the globe’s most noteworthy New World wine makers, such as Opus One and Penfold's Grange, have done this for decades and Porfidio gratefully emulated the masters.

However, for additional finesse, instead of being stacked immobile in a warehouse, casked Porfidio Quercus ages on a two months ocean voyage. This tour-du-monde ageing method, emulating some of the finest aquavits and cognacs, is new to the tequila & mezcal category. The waves and winds gently rock our casks while they experience the capricious temperatures and humidity levels of different climates, adding subtle incremental texture to the molecular structure of the distilled spirit.
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