Tequila El Mayor Añejo
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
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”.
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".
"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."