Tequila El Mayor Añejo

Tequila Añejo

Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    84
  • Avg. Rating

    4.09
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 42 )

Offered in the brand's characteristic "swoosh"-shaped bottle, El Mayor's añejo, produced from highland blue agave, has spent at least eighteen months in toasted, white oak. The bottle sampled (number 232 from batch 878) exhibited a deep amber color. “El Mayor” translates from Spanish to “the greatest”.

  • age
  • abv
    40.0
  • Tequila Añejo
    Distilled 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 Type

Tasting Notes

"Additional oak aging pays off in a nose of caramel and vanilla, with the sweet characteristics displayed in the additional notes of fruit compote and roasted agave. Though lighter than many of its añejo contemporaries--and better at retaining its essential agave-ness than most, there's more body and oiliness here than in El Mayor's younger product lines, and the finish retains some fruit while suppressing spice and heat."

Reviewed by
Flavor Profile

Fruity & Spicy