Tequila Tapatio Añejo
Tequila Tapatio // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Tapatio is produced at La Alteña distillery in Jalisco, where generations of the Camarena family have been making tequila, mostly for local consumption. This a joint project between Carlos Camarena and Marko Karakasevic of Charbay Winery & Distillery in Napa. The 100% estate-grown blue agave is roasted for 4 days and fermented with a proprietary yeast culture that dates back 75 years. It's double-distilled in copper pot stills, aged 18 months in ex-bourbon barrels and undiluted to retain natural flavors.
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".
"The extra months in oak make this mature tequila far more creamy and rich than its younger siblings. However, the true vegetal flavors of the agave are not overpowered by the milk chocolate (or cocoa), vanilla, cinnamon and clove from the additional contact with oak. Finishes with a subtle peppery spice. This añejo shows 'em how it's done! An amazing value."