Diageo’s brand Tequila Don Julio has expanded its portfolio with the release of its new second limited-edition barrel-finished tequila called Don Julio Reposado, Double Cask.

The new Tequila Don Julio Reposado, Double Cask has been finished for two weeks in casks which previously held Lagavulin Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

The new variant was produced in collaboration with Lagavulin Distillery manager Colin Gordon.

Tequila Don Julio master distiller Enrique de Colsa said: “Working in collaboration with Colin Gordon at the Lagavulin Distillery allowed me to perfect this variant, using our expertise to ensure that both spirits authentically complemented each other and balanced the core flavour of Tequila Don Julio as well as the signature flavour of Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

“After two years of working on this variant, I’m proud to introduce it to the US as a limited-edition variant created for the tequila and whisky connoisseurs with an incredibly unique flavor profile that is excellent enjoyed responsibly neat or on the rocks.”

Colsa spent two years perfecting the new variant by constantly experimenting with the vast cask options available within the Diageo portfolio.

Beginning this summer, Tequila Don Julio Reposado, Double Cask will be available for purchase at participating retailers across the US for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $64.99.

Last July, Tequila Don Julio expanded its portfolio with the launch of a double-cask tequila offering a distinctive flavour profile.

The new limited-edition Tequila Don Julio Reposado, Double Cask is a variant of the company’s traditional Reposado with additional hints of whisky.

The beverage was matured in American white oak barrels for a period of eight months before being finished for 30 days in casks that were previously used to make Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whisky.