Buffalo Trace Distillery has introduced two limited edition barrel-aged tequilas to the UK through distributor Hi-Spirits.

The tequilas are from the Expresiones del Corazón range, which was first released in the US in 2013. Both are made from 100% blue agave at the Casa San Matias Distillery in Mexico.

The Expresiones del Corazón Buffalo Trace Reposado (rsp: £85/750ml) has been aged for 10 and a half months in Buffalo Trace barrels. The result is undertones of caramel, vanilla and cinnamon, according to the brand. A total of 5,700 bottles have been produced, with a limited number available in the UK.

Expresiones del Corazón Old Rip Van Winkle Anejo (rsp: £95/750ml) is the second tequila on offer in the UK. Aged for 23 months in Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon barrels, it features “creamy notes of oak, almond and vanilla”. Just 5,370 bottles were made.

“There is a growing interest in premium and craft tequila, and the Expresiones del Corazón project has created quite a buzz,” said Tim Giles, UK brand manager at Hi-Spirits.

“We’re delighted to have secured a UK allocation of these very limited edition spirits. We’re expecting strong interest from specialist retailers and tequila enthusiasts,” he said.

The range has four barrel-aged tequilas in total, but only two will be sold in the UK. Both are 40% abv and available via Thespiritcellar.com.