El Tesoro Extra Añejo 80th Anniversary
Tequila Extra Añejo
El Tesoro // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Released in October 2017, this bottling marks the 80th anniversary of La Alteña Distillery where El Tesoro is made. Aged for eight years in American oak, ex-bourbon barrels, only eight barrels were produced. This bottling will be exclusive to the US. Bottled at 41.5% ABV.
Tequila Extra AñejoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged for at least 3 years in barrels not to exceed 600 liters. Any type of wood is acceptable, although ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Extra Añejo tequilas are also known as "ultra aged".
Cask TypeAmerican oak ex-bourbon
"The agave sweetness can be detected from the moment the tequila is poured into your glass. Digging a bit deeper you'll find a host of barrel spices and dried herbs. There's even a bit of fresh peppermint. The mouthfeel is on the light side and again, it is the barrel that makes the greatest impression. The sweet agave, however, does a fine job balancing the spice. The finish is lengthy and peppery with hints of coconut. Less dessert-y and rich then you might expect."
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