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Don Julio Anejo

Anejo Tequila /40% ABV / Mexico

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Product details

Category
Anejo Tequila
Region
Mexico
ABV
40%

Product description

Don Julio Añejo Tequila is a testament to the craft of making a superior tasting, aged tequila. Rich, distinctive and wonderfully complex, its flavor strikes the perfect balance between agave and hints of butterscotch and honey with a bright and lightly spiced finish. Aged for 18 months and containing 40 percent alcohol by volume, our premium tequila is made with 100% Blue Weber Agave and is ready for any celebration. Don Julio was named One of the Top Trending Tequilas at the 2020 Drinks International awards. Simply serve neat in a snifter or on the rocks for a classic and simple drink. Includes one 80 proof 1.75 L bottle of Añejo Tequila. Please drink responsibly. Nose: A fresh blend of lime, grapefruit and mandarin citrus aromas with a rich touch of caramel Taste: Full-bodied and complex with expressions of cooked agave, wild honey and oak-infused butterscotch Finish: Bright and lightly spiced finish with the essence of wild honey

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  • Mitchell
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    Verified Buyer

    8/10

  • Nathan
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    Verified Buyer

    The tequila was amazing and very smooth and well balanced.

  • Alaskan Man

    This is a pretty good tequila which has a nice subtle kicked from the barrel, however I'm not sure it's worth what people are paying. It's definitely not the smoothest tequila and I was actually expecting a little bit more from this in that department. The biggest plus about this one is the flavor, it has little touch that the blanco doesn't have and I think actually works better in cocktails (depending on what you're making). I had some shots when I first cracked it open and used the rest in Tequila Sunrises, excellent! 2oz Añejo 4oz Orange juice 1/4oz Grenadine syrup 1/8oz Lime juice

  • Roderick T
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    Verified Buyer

    One of the best Tequilas !!! very tasty will always enjoy it.

  • Gregory B.
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    Verified Buyer

    Did not tast the drink yet... Hope that it will be tasty...

  • Gregory
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    Verified Buyer

    Best tequila

  • Alison J.
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    Verified Buyer

    So hard to find the Añejo Thanks caring it.

  • Iyesha J.
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    Verified Buyer

    Amazing

  • mkang
    Reviewed at donjulio.com
    Reviewed at donjulio.com

    I love don Julio tequila, but keep in mind that this tequila it's reposado which means the flavor will be stronger

  • hollasantana
    Reviewed at donjulio.com
    Reviewed at donjulio.com

    Absolutely shocked how much I loved it and very similar to 1942 compared to taste and how smooth it was

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FAQs

For anyone hoping to explore the many intricacies amidst the tequila market, it’s essential to understand the nuances between the different categories: gold and silver are the most obvious, but there are also reposados, añejo and extra añejo. Each style has its own process and flavor, but the añejo varieties are considered the spirit’s richest form. Añejo tequilas are more mature and complex than other tequila expressions; they are barrel-aged for at least 1-3 years and often feature robust flavor profiles that include notes of bright orange, dried fruit and toasty vanilla; as such, a premium añejo is meant to be sipped and savored like a fine scotch.
Añejo is a Spanish adjective meaning “mature” when used to describe a tequila or a mezcal; the word has roots in the Latin adjective “anniculus,” which translates to “one year old.” The term impeccably fits the añejo tequila category. Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council (TRC), which sets the standards for the tequila industry, requires that añejo tequila is aged for a minimum of one year in oak barrels, which lends to the spirit’s signature amber color and complex flavors. Don’t take the names on the label lightly — the Mexican government owns the rights to tequila and supervises and requires strict compliance to the regulations required of the different tequila expressions.
While many añejo tequila connoisseurs prefer to sip the rich spirit slowly sans ice or other mixers, you do have some options that pair well. Añejo tequilas are aged at least a year in wooden barrels, and as such, have a strong flavor that can easily overpower a mixed beverage — lean on simple, classic ingredients like lime, orange, grapefruit and other equally bright citrus juices and sodas; or, consider muddling a bold and spicy jalapeno with a bit of sugar and lime. Because of its aged quality, añejo tequilas often substitute well in popular bourbon or whiskey cocktails such as an Añejo Old Fashioned or an Añejo Sour.
Any grocery store that sells liquor will carry the more common types of tequila, but you will likely need to patronize your local craft liquor store to find premium tequila varieties like añejos and extra añejos (don’t forget — Drizly lets you see what tequilas are in stock near you). As you survey the tequilas available locally, don’t waste your money on anything aged for too long as the oak flavor may overpower the otherwise rich flavors; notably, the minimum aging time for extra añejo is three years though some are aged past ten years. Silver and gold tequilas are generally very affordable, whereas the premium varieties can easily surpass $40 per bottle.

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