Herradura Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila

The Data

Category   Tequila

Sub-Category   Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila

Origin   NOM 1119

Retail Price   $49.99

ABV   40%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, deep copper color.

Aromatics

The aromatics reveal a rich agave spirit ideally integrated with decadent cask accents of vanilla, butter caramel, and brown baking spices.

Flavor

The palate is spot on with the aromatics offering the perfect liquid.

Intensity & Texture

Medium to full-bodied with waves of fruit equaled by sweet barrel notes with a bright citrus edge.

Cool Factor

A

As Herradura was my, and countless others, first 100% agave Tequila it will always be enshrined in my cool spirits hall of fame.

Value Grade

B

At $50 a bottle this is to be kept with your favorite sipping, brown spirits.

Analysis

Herradura was cool before Tequila was cool. For nearly 150 years Herradura has been crafting the real article — 100% agave Tequila. The iconic square bottle was a very welcomed sight, as it is today, to those in the know seeking quality spirits. The world has caught up to real Tequila but Herradura has not changed. Casa Herradura still uses only the most mature blue agave and artisanal methods, such as slow cooking the agave in traditional clay ovens and fermenting naturally with wild yeast. It's simply a classic. Their Añejo is aged in cask, primarily ex-American Whiskey barrels, for a period of two years. It's is rich and ready for after dinner sipping.

How to Enjoy

I am not much of a fan of using añejo Tequila in a cocktails. Especially so when it's wonderfully complex and balanced like the Herradura añejo. Sip it neat or perhaps on a few ice cubes in the hottest months.

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