The 818 Tequila brand took the world by storm upon it’s release in May 2021, and, after it’s huge success as a best-selling tequila in the US, it was released in a second country - the UK - just a few months later in November 2021 for the Brits to enjoy. Many bought 818 Tequila Añejo out of curiosity, to find out what all the hype was about - but were quickly blown away by it’s sweet and smooth taste, rich mix of flavours and pleasing aroma.
The 818 brand was founded by Kendall Jenner; model, entrepreneur, and ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star. Jenner is known for expressing her huge passion for the agave spirit, and says her award-winning 818 Tequila Blanco is ‘simply perfect’. She’s certainly kept to the authentic Mexican tequila-producing methods and traditions, working closely with local family-owned agave farms and distilleries in Jalisco, Mexico.
818 Tequila Añejo is one of three tequilas of the 818 brand alongside 818 Tequila Blanco and 818 Tequila Reposado. Whereas Blanco tequilas are aged for between 2 months and not at all, and Reposado tequilas are aged for 2 months to a year, Añejo tequilas are aged for over 1 year, giving them that special aroma and uniquely rich taste.
818 Tequila is produced using traditional methods in Jalisco, Mexico at a family-owned-and-operated distillery. 818 Tequila Añejo is made from 100% Blue Weber Agaves, hand-picked by jimadores and slowly roasted in brick ovens for 40 hours by a family business in Jalisco, then aged in French oak barrels for 1 year before being exported to the UK.