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Espolòn Tequila Añejo*Packaging may vary

Espolòn Tequila Añejo

Anejo Tequila /80% ABV / Mexico

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Product details

Category
Anejo Tequila
Region
Mexico
ABV
80%
Specialty
Gluten-Free
Base Ingredients
Desert Plant

Product description

Inspired by and a tribute to Mexican culture, Espolòn tequila is named for the spur of the iconic rooster, a historic symbol of strength nobility and national pride. Espolon was established in 1998 as a tequila for the people. Espolon Anejo is aged in American white oak casks for at least 12 months, then finished in heavily charred Wild Turkey bourbon barrels, taking on the rich, complex flavors of a whiskey.

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  • Nathan
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    An amazing taste with good flavor and a great mild oak. finish.

  • Michelle B.
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    Great!

  • Toni
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    In gates they have a liquer store with liters of this for the same exact price!!! This is only a 750 ml!

  • Esi
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    This tequila is so good for shots

  • Todd
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    I wasn’t a tequila person until I tried this. Mixes great and I can sip it by itself too. Totally worth a try if you are looking for a stellar tequila at a great price.

  • david martel
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    Quick delivery....very nice young man that delivered. Haven't had a drink of the tequila yet, but know it will taste good (Anejo).

  • Barney L.
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    I drink my tequila neat at room temperature. For the price it’s a favorable choice. Not as harsh as some in this price range and no unpleasant aftertaste.

  • Carol
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    Not its fault! I got this by mistake.

  • Sky
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    Delicious tequila, great for mixing and drinking straight!

  • Solveig D.
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    This is a solid añejo for the price. Rich and mild.

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.

About The Brand

Espolòn Tequila is the realization of a lifelong passion of Maestro Tequilero Cirilo Oropeza. who spent over 50 years in the tequila industry learning traditional production methods only to turn them on their head His goal was simple: to create a tequila so good, he would be proud to share it with the world. Espolon Tequila is made from hand-harvested, 100% blue weber agave in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. We double-distill in our owned and operated distillery, Casa San Nicolas, to create a smooth and balanced tequila, ensuring the highest attention to quality at every step. We even play classical music to our jugo as it ferments, as we believe the music helps the process thanks to the vibrations of the sound waves. Named for the spur of the proud rooster, Espolòn is a tribute to the creative spirit and pays homage to the richness of Mexico's storied past, both in its making, and in our spirited label artwork that brings those stories to life. From our Casa to yours. Espolòn® Tequila. 40% alc./vol. (80 Proof). © 2021 Campari America, New York, NY. Rise to the Call. Drink Responsibly.



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