Casa Herradura was one of the oldest and most storied of the tequila brands. The name "Herradura" is translated as "horseshoe" from Spanish and graces their namesake tequila label, though they also quietly produce other labels as well. Brown-Forman purchased Tequila Herradura and is now the owner of both Herradura and Jimador labels of tequila. The distillery itself was founded in 1861.They take credit for being the first distillery to try aging their tequila in oak (creating the "reposado" and "anejo" expressions) in imitation of aging eau-de-vie to make cognac. With Herradura Reposado tequila, Herradura claims to have invented the reposado category of tequila. Their reposado is aged for 11 months.
The 2013 Beverage Testing Institute remarked that it was an "interesting marriage" or agave and "young barrel.
Herradura Reposado was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2010 SIP Awards.
Drink Hacker gave the reposado a B+ grade saying, "A bit too vegetal on the whole, but good for the category."