Annual limited-edition series debuts with master artisan Angel Santos.
The Master Artisans collection will feature a collaboration with a Mexican artisan who has impacted Mexico’s cultural and artisanal scene. The first edition is a partnership with Ángel Santos, whose work has been displayed at some of the world’s most prestigious art exhibitions and festivals. But collectors will have to move fast; only 300 decanters are available for purchase.
Created by: Jesús María in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico.
- Aged in Amontillado, Oloroso, and Pedro Ximénez casks
- Copper with light greenish highlights
- Aged 64 months
Clase Azul Tequila Master Artisans is full bodied with prominent notes of cooked agave. Slight hints of sweet plum, fresh grapes, orange peels, red berries, sweet pear, and toasted oak. Long lingering finish of toasted oak and tobacco.
Clase Azul Tequila Master Artisans is the first limited edition of the Clase Azul Master Artisans collection. It is an 8 year-old extra Añejo tequila which began its journey in casks previously used for American whiskey, where it was aged for 64 months. For the following 41 months of aging the tequila was distributed into three different types of sherry casks: Amontillado, Oloroso, and Pedro Ximénez, resulting in a blend with incomparable complexity. Ángel Santos is the creator of this magnificent artwork. He has been awarded internationally for his craftsmanship, which represents a deep connection for his country's ancestral techniques. The striking artwork on the handcrafted decanter was inspired by the beauty of long-plumed pheasants. These birds symbolize light, prosperity, the sun, and wealth in various cultures. The blue color used for these illustrations represents the sky, air, and water. The decanter also portrays five and six-petalled flowers–symbols that are traditionally used in artisanal clay techniques in Tonalá, a small town in Jalisco renowned as the “cradle of ceramics” in Mexico.