Porfidio Quercus Oak Seasoned Reposado Tequila
Pure 100% agave spirits with zero methanol , aged in
Porfidio Quercus is a transformed, contemporary and
delicately oak-seasoned expression of Porfidio Plata that strikes a hannonious
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-qualily 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 drinki ng -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 penneating the oak pores.
In addition, the casks are craft-roopered 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 emulaled the masters.
However, for additional finesse, instead of being stacked
immobile in a warehouse, casked Porfidio Quercus ages on a two months ocean
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
I invite you to taste Porfidio Quercus and experience the
simple uncomplicated delicacy of freshly-pressed and distilled agave juice when
subtly perfused with a superbly restrained seasoning of the very best American
Sometimes, added complexity obscures the simple beauty of
combined pure elements harmonizing without intrusive grace-notes. Clean and
simple brushstrokes produce the most meaningful calligraphy, just as minimalism
in architecture reveals the core of the structure in all its beauty without the
‘noise” of Baroque decoration cluttering the vision.