An Exploration of Wood
The wood used for our new French Oak barrels is a proprietary blend of 100% Quercus Sessile Oak, sustainably sourced from five different forests in the center of France, (Allier, Bertranges, Vosges, Nevers and Centre) to create new French Oak barrels. We also selected a proprietary blend of American oak sourced from Missouri and Pennsylvania to create new American oak barrels.
Custom Toasted Barrels
Each barrel receives a custom toast in the traditional French method using natural oak fire. The French Oak receives a custom toast called “Epice” or French Spice, which achieves roundness, respects the minerality of the soil, and imparts light spicy notes such as licorice, clover and light vanilla notes. The American Oak receives a custom Medium toast, which is an extended intense toast to achieve depth, and aromatic intensity.
An Expression of Woods and Agave Unlike Any Other
At the end of the aging process, we artfully blend both barrel styles together to create infinite richness and an agave-forward taste profile that is both elegant and smooth. This is the journey of Casa Dragones Barrel Blend, an expression of woods and agave unlike any other.