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What is Añejo Tequila?
Añejo Tequila is a type of tequila aged in oak barrels between one and three years.
It makes the ideal Tequila for bourbon drinkers looking to join the Tequila bandwagon as the aging, typically performed in bourbon barrels, provides whiskey-like notes making sweeter and easier to sip.
The aging process gives añejo Tequila a darker amber hue and a smoother, more complex flavor than what you get from a blanco or reposado.
The oak barrels used in the aging process can impart additional flavors to the Tequila, such as vanilla, caramel and oak.
Although the best Añejos preserve a rich agave flavor that doesn’t get overwhelmed by the aforementioned tasting notes.
Good Añejo Tequilas are made from 100% blue Weber agave, which is grown in the Jalisco region of Mexico.
The agave is harvested, roasted, mashed, and then fermented before being distilled.
The spirit is then aged in oak barrels, which can be made from a variety of different types of wood.
How to drink it?
Añejo Tequila is typically consumed neat or rocks, although it can also be used in bourbon-based cocktails.
When shopping for Añejo Tequila, it is important to look for bottles that have been certified by the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) of Mexico.
This ensures that the Tequila meets certain standards, such as being made from 100% blue Weber agave and being aged for at least one year in oak barrels.
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