One&Only Palmilla Launches Limited Edition Tequila With Clase Azul Spirits
One&Only Palmilla, the ultra-luxury resort situated on the edge of the stunning Baja Peninsula, has partnered with Clase Azul Spirits to create a special edition, custom blend of Joven tequila exclusive to the resort. Inspired by the pristine views of the Sea of Cortez and the rich beauty of One&Only Palmilla, the bespoke blend combines the best of Clase Azul Plata and Clase Azul Añejo tequilas, with added touches from the king of the family - Clase Azul Ultra. Just 100 bottles have been produced of the premium tequila, which is only available at the resort’s Agua Bar. Guests will have the opportunity to sample the rare spirit during special tequila tastings hosted at the resort throughout the year.
The distinctive blend, created exclusively for One&Only Palmilla, is made from Clase Azul Plata and Clase Azul Añejo tequlias, both of which are aged for 25 months in reclaimed bourbon barrels, along with touches of the king of the family, Clase Azul Ultra, boasting a five-year aging process in reclaimed sherry casks. The result is a luxurious tequila with notes of citric, oak, caramel and cherry. Each tequila is made from organic agave plants that are hand selected and left unharvested until they reach prime maturation after nearly nine years. The heart of the agave plant, also known as the piñas, is then slow cooked in a traditional brick oven in a process that takes up to 72 hours and brings out the natural moisture and sugars of the plant, which are evaporated so that the most desirable juices are ready for the next step. The cooked piñas are then crushed for their juices, to which a special brand of yeast is added, and only the liquid is left to ferment. The alcohol is then distilled twice with careful attention, ensuring the highest quality spirit.
Inspired by deep traditions and vibrant culture of Mexico, each Clase Azul decanter is crafted and hand-painted by a small community of indigenous artisans in the small Mexican town of Santa Maria Canchesdá. More than two hundred local artisans spent their days hand-crafting the bottles one-by-one, and each takes two weeks to produce. Guests of One&Only Palmilla can purchase a numbered, collectors’ edition decanter of the bespoke blend priced at USD $1,000 for 750ml.
One&Only Palmilla is also offering guests the opportunity to taste the new premium spirit during private and group tequila tastings hosted at the resort. Participants are taken on a tasting journey through the authentic flavors of Mexico, while learning about the traditions, history, and process of distilling world-class tequila. Additionally, special curated events will be taking place throughout the year, beginning with ‘A Taste of Clase Azul & One&Only Palmilla’ on 5 and 6 July 2019. The resort will welcome ambassadors and tequileros from Clase Azul Spirits to guide guests through the handcrafted Tequila Clase Azul production process and share samples of the storied brand’s top varieties of Blanco, Reposado and Añejo. Hosted at the resort’s stunning Veranda overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the tasting experience is priced at $60 per person and takes place at 6.00pm and 7.00pm.
Located on one of the few swimmable beaches in Los Cabos, One&Only Palmilla boasts sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez and some of the most luxurious accommodations in Mexico. The idyllic resort offers a sanctuary-like spa with bespoke wellness experiences and treatments inspired by ancient traditions coupled with modern techniques, a choice of world-class culinary offerings and warm, gracious Mexican hospitality.
For reservations or more information, please visit oneandonlyresorts.com, or call +52 624 146 7000.
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. One&Only has announced the expansion of the portfolio with the inclusion of resorts in nature, urban centres and One&Only Private Homes. These new experiences will complement the existing resort collection including One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia and One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only has announced a second resort in development in Rwanda, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, as well as One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai. Other resorts in development include One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia, One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, the first properties for the collection in Europe, and a new resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, One&Only Mandarina. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com