Storywood Uses Single Malt Whisky Barrels to Age Fully Mature Tequila

The world's first and only full matured tequila aged in single malt whisky barrels is now available in Texas, California and online.  

Storywood is known for being the first tequila to be aged in whisky barrels from Speyside, Scotland. Both Storywood Reposado and Añejo tequilas begin with 10-year-old mature 100% blue Weber agave, harvested from the lowland region of Jalisco then married with the natural spring water from Volcan de Tequila that flows down from the mountains. The tequila is produced by master distiller Carlos Hernandez Ramos from La Cofradia then aged in the finest of oak casks from Speyside, Scotland.

Founder Michael Ballantyne, Scottish born, and Texas-raised, discovered Mexico in 2016 when he spent time in his mother’s hometown of San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. Michael, who has a background in the culinary arts, thought he was on a search for finding flavor in food, when an unexpected meeting with the master distiller at the La Cofradia in Jalisco, turned his direction to tequila. Thus began his journey to create unique barrel-aged tequilas.

“We chose to enter the U.S. market with distribution in California and Texas as people in both states are known for their love of excellent tequila. We’ve already seen tremendous excitement for this innovative tequila from both whiskey and tequila aficionados," Ballantyne says.

The multi-award winning Añejo Speyside 14 is aged for 14 months in medium char single malt Scotch whisky barrels from Dufftown, Scotland. The oak aging enhances the earthy, herbal notes and layers in toasted oak, roasted nuts, and treacle toffee flavors. Reposado Speyside 7 has notes of caramel, subtly oaky with hints of vanilla and honey on an earthly, lowland agave base, and is aged over 7 months in Scotch Speyside whisky barrels.