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Published: 10/23/2012
Doug Evilsizor Dir. Marketing & P/R El Pinto Restaurant & Salsa Co. 505.979.2338

The Tequila Bar at El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque New Mexico: Partners with Herradura to create a one-of-a-kind Double Barrel Reposado

Free tastings and launch event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 1st is open to the public
Albuquerque N.M October 19, 2012—The wide selection of premium tequilas at the tequila bar at El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque New Mexico is transformed again with the purchase of an entire barrel of specially crafted tequila made by Herradura for El Pinto. Connoisseurs will be astounded by the El Pinto Herradura Double Barrel Reposado, a specialty crafted tequila with a distinctly smooth oak and nutmeg finish distilled from American oak casks. Free tastings will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 1st in the tequila bar at El Pinto Restaurant.

“El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque carries over 140 different tequilas for guests and connoisseurs to select from,” said Carl Holderman, General Manager of El Pinto Restaurant. “But we are most proud of the Double Barrel Reposado made by Herradura. We bought the entire barrel, and now connoisseurs can buy the bottle.”

The “Buy the Bottle” opportunity is exclusive to El Pinto. Tequila aficionados can purchase the bottle of this private label reposado which is stored at no charge at El Pinto. Their name is etched onto the back of the bottle, and a hand-crafted aged metal tag is stamped with their name and placed around the neck of the bottle.

The El Pinto Herradura Double Barrel Reposado tequila began with 100% blue weber estate grown agave tequila. The tequila was rested in a toasted oak barrel for 11 months, but the final flavor was not yet complete. It was then transferred to a special new oak barrel selected by El Pinto and rested for another month to give it a final distinctive complexity desired by El Pinto. That special barrel is now on proximate display above the tequila bar at El Pinto.

Margaritas from the tequila bar at El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque are always a favorite. All premium margaritas are made with homemade simple syrup and fresh squeezed lime juice for an authentic “Old Mexico” taste. However, the El Pinto Double Barrel Reposado was not crafted only for margaritas, but rather for sipping like a fine cognac or single malt scotch.

When visiting restaurants in Albuquerque, El Pinto Restaurant is a must stop as it was voted in 2012 as The Best New Mexican Restaurant by readers of Albuquerque The Magazine. When searching for a tequila bar in Albuquerque, El Pinto offers over 140 tequila options and now the exclusive Double Barrel Reposado.

About El Pinto Restaurant & Cantina:
Established 50-years ago, El Pinto is a quintessential icon for New Mexican cuisine. Conveniently located in the North Valley of Albuquerque just off I-25, the serene patios located under beautiful cottonwood trees provide an iconic experience. El Pinto is known nationally for its fire-roasted green chile and fresh flavorful salsa distributed across the national in local grocery stores. You can buy El Pinto salsa online at The salsa and green chile factory is located on the same grounds as the restaurant. For an authentic taste of New Mexico, visit El Pinto for its iconic food, traditional margaritas, and award winning chile.
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