Don Pilar Añejo Tequila
Don Pilar // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Don Pilar Añejo is tequila distilled from 100% blue agave grown by the producer on five ranches near San José de Gracia in the Los Altos (Highlands) region of Jalisco, harvested at 10 years. Oddly enough, instead of releasing a blanco tequila first, this was the premier product launched by the brand, led by distiller Don José Pilar Contreras Marquez with Grupo Industrial Tequilero de los Altos de Jalisco, S.A. de C.V. (NOM 1443 ). It's bottled at 40% ABV after aging 18 months in new American white oak barrels.
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".
Cask Typevirgin American white oak
"A delicate balance of stewed agave, ripe tropical fruit, and sweet milk chocolate welcome the palate. The tequila has a creamy weight and caramel flavors reminiscent of a dulce de leche dessert. However, just enough of the agave character shines through the distillate so it isn't lost among the sweetness. "