DEERFIELD, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/25/13 -- Hornitos® Tequila is revolutionizing the shot occasion with the introduction of Hornitos® Lime Shot, the perfect combination of Hornitos® Plata 100% blue agave tequila with the refreshing taste of lime and a hint of salt. This innovative spirit transforms the salt+tequila+lime ritual into a single shot that is great tasting and convenient all in one.
Hornitos® Lime Shot is a clear spirit that imparts the distinct aroma of authentic Hornitos® Plata Tequila and a unique agave flavor that is approachable and pleasingly light with a slightly dry finish. Elevating the shot experience, this latest extension of the Hornitos® family is incredibly smooth and best enjoyed chilled.
"Since Hornitos® was introduced, we have been committed to revolutionizing the tequila category and the introduction of Hornitos® Lime Shot is no exception," said Vanessa Jenkins, Senior Marketing Director of Tequilas at Beam Inc. "The addition of Hornitos® Lime Shot into our portfolio of 100% agave tequilas provides an unexpected twist on the traditional shot that will allow you to start the night right."
Hornitos® Plata is the purest expression of 100% blue agave tequila. Made with the brand's signature cultivated yeast, it is double distilled and unaged with hints of fresh floral, herbal and wooden notes. This premium tequila is clean, smooth and retains a pure agave flavor.
Hornitos® Lime Shot is currently available nationwide. With a suggested retail price of $17.99 - $19.99 for a 750ml bottle, it will also be available in 50ml and 1 liter. For more information on Hornitos® Tequila, please "LIKE" Hornitos® Tequila on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @Hornitos or visit www.hornitostequila.com.
About Hornitos® Tequila
The Hornitos® family of tequilas keeps Don Francisco Javier Sauza's legacy alive, using the same high standards to cultivate the best and most flavorful agaves, molding them into premium tequilas that everyone can enjoy. He brought the celebrated spirit to new heights with the agave-robust Reposado, broke the rules to create a crystalline Plata, went above and beyond tequila standards to make an ultra smooth and aromatic Añejo, and now his legacy lives on with our latest innovation Lime Shot -- empowering you to Grab Life by The Hornitos®.
About Beam Inc.
As one of the world's leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company's brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher's Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials. Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,400 passionate associates worldwide generated 2012 sales of $2.5 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 38 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry's fastest growing innovations.
Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index. For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.
Hornitos® Lime Shot, Tequila with Natural Flavor, 35% Alc./Vol. ©2013 Sauza Tequila Import Company, Deerfield, IL. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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