Maturing in white oak barrels for up to 18 months gives Arette Anejo its recognisable flavour. Luminously golden, each glass of Arette Anejo is steeped in sweetness and smoothness which makes it enjoyable whether youmix it or enjoy it neat. Aromatic and awash with the wonderful sweetness of 100% blue agave, Arette Anejo has pepperiness which keeps you sipping and deliciously light vanilla notes tempting you to have just one more glass.
The Añejo is aged for 14 months. It is refined and complex, with flavours of soft caramel and vanilla. A perfect balance of sweetness from the blue weber agaves, with subtle spice from the oak barrel ageing and a long, smooth finish.
Don Fulano Anejo tequila is free of added sugar, colours or any additional ingredients. It’s a pure and intense agave based flavour that simply allows its warm spicy character to come from its terroir. Subtle fudge notes with hints of chocolate are paired with warmed banana and coffee beans. It’s dry compared to other tequilas but ultimately enjoyable and a wonderful choice for sipping and enjoying after dinner. An ageing experience of nearly three years helps ensure depth in this Don Fulano offering.
Don Julio Anejo 1942 spends up to two and half year ageing, nearly enough to be classed as extra anejo. It’s stilled in a single pot still and has the wonderful spiced aromas of cinnamon, sweet agave, vanilla and interesting Turkish delight. The taste is deep with cinder toffee notes, the continual flavour of the agave and bursts of sweet, zesty citrus. Dry and nutty the finish is long with notes of smoke.
Don Julio Anejo is another exceptional offering from the recognisable tequila distillery. This product spends up to 2 years in former bourbon casks, giving it a deep golden appearance. The flavour is rich with zest, both grapefruit and lime coming through strongly in the nose with lighter hints of marzipan and tea. The flavour is candy sweet with a honey-like viscosity and a reappearance of those tea flavours, now paired with that classic tequila flavour of charred vegetables. Tannins with a tea-like edge end the drink in memorable style.
Cristalino is a relatively new innovation in Tequila. Effectively it's similar in method to aged white rum, where aged spirit is filtered to remove the colour. Aged for a year in American oak, this añejo is rich in flavours of vanilla and coconut. .
Gran Centenario Anejo spends 18 months maturing in American oak barrels and despite a light flavour you’ll definitely be able to pick out those toasty wood notes. Wonderfully enjoyed over ice or as a shooter, Gran Centenario Anejo allows the taste of cooked agave to take centre stage. An earthy depth and cinnamon spice add to the character of this tequila and the flavour builds to a hot, spicy end which is intensely satisfying.
This 100% agave Herradura Anejo is one of the first and most popular anejo tequilas that Mexico has to offer. 24-25 months of ageing ensure the depth of colour and adds a hint of oak to the flavour. The nose is typical of a quality tequila, rich in stewed vegetables, leather and vanilla. The spice comes through in the flavour which is wonderfully balanced, allowing the vanilla and oak to marry with cinnamon spice and light notes of black pepper.
Believed to be one of the first extra anejo tequilas invented Herradura Suprema spends 49 month maturing in American oak casks. This gives it notably different flavours and characteristics when compared to other anejos. A mellow vanilla floods the nose and has other sweet notes including chocolate, honeyed apple and hot cinnamon spice. The flavour is rich in vanilla too with the apple notes remaining and toffee coming through, leading to a long bitter finish.
Jose Cuervo Anejo 1800 is an exceptional offering for one of our favourite tequila distilleries. Aged for over a year and selective French oak casks, each bottle of this tequila has been prepared to perfection. The aroma is rich in roasted coconut, toffee and a woody floral depth. This leads into a flavour which is equally woody, with the spice coming through in the form of cracked black pepper. The end note is dry yet immensely satisfying, wonderful for sipping at leisure.
Jose Cuervo Reposado 1800 is a further edition to the 1800 series of tequilas from Jose Cuervo. Rested for just six months in American and French oak casks, this tequila is a bittersweet, light offering which is exceptionally easy to drink. Light coconut and vanilla flavours come through in the nose with spicy pepper and cinnamon coming through too. The taste begins sweetly, with butterscotch taking centre stage but then leading into familiar notes of vanilla and charred vegetables.
BOX MAY VARY..........Hand picked from the family private collection, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia is the cream of the Cuervo crop. The blue agave is peaked at peak maturity after spending 7 - 12 years growing in the baking Mexican sun, the resulting tequila is then aged in French and American oak barrels for a minimum of 3 years, the result is a fine tequila that is leagues beyond the rest, this is tequila for sipping not slamming!
Ocho Anejo spends a year ageing in ex-American Whisky barrels, ensuring a true depth of flavour and those delightful golden hues. Its aroma is awash with sugary sweetness, dried fruit and just a little hint of cinnamon. This cinnamon comes through strongly in the flavour too with brown sugar, apricots and the bite of toasted almonds coming through. Coffee and cacao notes come through in the end to offer an intense and lasting finish.
An interesting twist on tequila by the Camerena family, the experts who also produce Tapatio and El Tesoro. They take their finished Ocho blanco and use it to macerate pieces of the same cooked agave used to make the tequila in the first place. The result is a lightly coloured spirit with a hint of fruity agave.
Ocho Extra Anejo spends three years maturing, ready for bottling and is made from 100% blue agave. The aroma is rich with spice, tobacco notes and a toffee like sweet note coming though. This leads into a rich and robust flavour on the palate. Full bodied with vanilla and honey sweetness, both black and green olive notes follow and the agave flavour not fading throughout. A warming and welcoming extra anejo tequila.
Patron Anejo is treated with the same delicate nurturing process as a good wine. Uniquely aged tequilas are wonderfully blended together and each individual tequila is matured in its own small white oak barrel before combining. It has warm amber tones and a woody aroma with notes of raisins and vanilla. The flavour is smooth and sweet on the palate with the woody and vanilla notes coming together strongly and a hint of sweet honey coming in. The smoothness of this tequila makes it perfect for mixing and creating cocktails.
Gran Patron Burdeos Anejo Tequila is distilled at 55 percent alcohol volume from the finest blue Agave grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.
The Tequila is matured in a blend of American and French oak barrels and aged for a minimum of 12 months. It is then distilled again before it is racked in vintage Bordeaux barrels, hand-selected from the great chateaux of France to add the distinctive flavours of vanilla, raisins and dried fruit found in the finest Bordeaux wine.
Each bottle is placed in a handcrafted box. Set in a bed of suede, the unleaded crystal bottle is cork finished like wine and sealed with a crystal cap. The packaging includes a specially designed corkscrew to assist with opening and an unleaded crystal bee stopper to preserve every drop.
Tapatio Anejo is a gorgeously smooth and drinkable tequila which simply begs to be tasted. Truly authentic and handmade, Tapatio Anejo spends 18 months ageing before we can get our hands on it. The flavour is worth the wait as its packed full of spiciness and a welcome herbaceous depth which supports the key flavour of roasted agave. Team it simply with ice or with lime or add it to a classic tequila cocktail.
Made with water drawn from wells as deep as 450 feet, Terralta Tequila has a characteristic rich and earthy character. This Blanco expression – bottled at 55% ABV – makes for a big, bold cocktail ingredient, while also remaining an excellent, richly-flavoured sipping drink.
Terralta's Tequila is made with water drawn from as deep as 450 feet which, having filtered through rock, has retained a high mineral content, leading to a richly-flavoured, earthy spirit. Aged in refill casks, this Extra Añejo expression layers gentle, oaky flavours atop Terralta's ripe agave character.
A 'rested' Tequila from Terralta, this high-quality spirit is as suitable for cocktails as it is for sipping. Made with mineral-heavy water drawn from particularly deep wells, this Tequila has a rich, earthy quality, and its time in barrels has allowed the spirit to develop a sweet and fruity profile.
Rooster Rojo is produced using only the best ingredients and techniques. Rooster Rojo Anejo is made with Blue Agave, they used the Fabrica de Tequilas method, where you cook the Piña for 10 hours in autoclaves. After this, a special yeast is added to the Agave, just before fermentation. Rooster Rojo Anejo is double distilled in stainless steel pots and then aged in oak barrels. Finally, water that is filtered through Mexican silver is added to the drink, bringing it down to 38% ABV.
Añejo tequila produced by Orendain family and released as part of their very handsome Gran Orendain range, all of which are made with agave grown on the hill of Tepecoste. This particular expression spends 20 months maturing in French oak barrels before being bottled, resulting in a complex and powerful flavour profile.
Sitting at the top of the Gran Orendain range is the Extra Añejo 7 Year Old tequila. Made with the same agave sourced from the hill of Tepecoste as the rest of the series, this expression spends seven long years maturing in French oak before being handsomly bottled at 40% ABV.
At the top of the Villa Lobos range sits their Extra Añejo tequila, which spends at least 4 years ageing in oak barrels after spending at least 6 months resting in open steel tanks. This process gives the tequila a rich, silky quality, says its creator, Carlos Camarena.