Republic Tequila is releasing a Limited Edition Extra Añejo Tequila on Texas Independence Day.
Aged for over three years in eight selected charred oak bourbon barrels, Republic Tequila Extra Añejo will be the fourth product in the Republic Tequila family.
Its release signifies a comeback for the brand, which is on the upswing after hitting a low point in 2014, the company says. In 2013, Republic Tequila was not performing as well as its investors had hoped, so they brought in a broker to take the reins from founder Tom Nall.
The board’s broker came in, fired the staff with little notice, the company says, and took the brand in a different direction. Sales did not improve.
Nall resolved not to sit idly by. In 2015, with him leading the charge, Republic Tequila voted in favor of annexation to Empresario LLC, Texas’ First Spirits House. With the support of the new Empresario partners, things turned around.
The Extra Añejo comes from this time. Three years ago, during all the turmoil, Nall ordered eight barrels set aside for a new product, confident that the brand would see better days.
Extra Añejo comes in a Texas-shaped, 750-ml. bottle. The suggested retail price is $79.99.