Tequila Pueblo Viejo Añejo
Tequila Pueblo Viejo // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Established in 1886, San Matiás, where Pueblo Viejo is made, is one of the oldest Tequila distilleries. Their añejo is aged eighteen months in American oak barrels, and like all of the distillery's products, is made entirely from estate-grown agaves, cooked by slow roasting in a traditional stone oven, rather than the more common autoclave.
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 TypeAmerican oak
"Oak-derived vanilla notes sit front and center in this medium-bodied aged tequila, but the sense of sweetness is quite subtle and pleasant. Rather than clash with or obscure the distillate character, the American oak aging seems to emphasize the darker side of agave, with lots of cacao bean, dried orange peel, coriander and black licorice. It's well-balanced, if not terribly nuanced: a good entry point for bourbon lovers into the world of agave spirits."