Antiguo de Herradura Tequila Añejo
Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico
With a history dating back to 1924, Antiguo de Herradura was originally the estate tequila served to guests and family members at Casa Herradura. This añejo sees 16 months of wood aging compared to their higher-tiered Herradura Añejo which is aged for over 25 months.
Tequila AñejoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged for at least a year in barrels not to exceed 600 liters. Any type of wood is acceptable, but ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Añejo tequilas are also known as "aged" or "extra aged".
"As soon as the bouquet begins to open in the glass, it becomes obvious that this tequila is going to be interesting. Notes of baked pears, flan, sweet potato casserole, honeysuckle, white pepper and cooked agave are all evident. On the palate, this is a light-bodied, slightly-oily añejo that leans towards the sweet side. More sweet potato and cooked agave, with big caramel notes, hints of strawberry jam, milk chocolate and pear tart flavors appear. At the finish, a slightly herbal note with hints of mint and lemon balm appear, along with more pepper, caramel and, at last, just the slightest whisper of oak. With an attractive price point, and a rich, satisfying flavor profile, this is a great tequila option to sip in place of single malt Scotch whisky or cognac."