Tequila El Mayor Añejo

Tequila Añejo

Tequila El Mayor // Jalisco, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    84
  • Avg. Rating

    4.09
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 42 )

El Mayor Añejo is produced from 100% estate-grown Blue Weber agave harvested in Jalisco. The agaves are cooked in an autoclave rather than an oven and the cooked agaves are shredded with a mill rather than a tahona. Twice distilled in copper-lined pot stills, it is bottled at 80 proof after 18-36 months in American oak.

  • age
    NAS
  • 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
    American oak

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."

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Fruity & Spicy