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Alquimia

Alquimia
Organic Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65
2018 Best Añejo Tequila

Alquimia
Organic Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Dusty old gold color. Aromas of hot cinnamon candies and macaroons with a round, bright, dryish full body and a smooth, medium-length creme caramel, spice cake, and white chocolate fondant finish. A very smooth and round añejo tequila with a mild and approachable personality.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: hot cinnamon candies and macaroons
Taste Flavor: creme caramel, spice cake, and white chocolate fondant
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Martini, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very smooth and round añejo tequila with a mild and approachable personality.

The Importer

Tierra Madra LLC

The Importer
961 W. 7th Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
USA
1 805-240-1577

Anejo Tequila

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Serve in a Copita
Añejo ("old") Tequila is aged in wooden barrels (usually old Bourbon barrels) for a minimum of 12 months. The best-quality añejos are aged 18 months to three years Beyond three years they can be called extra añejo.

Aging takes place in barrels formerly used to mature bourbon and rarely Cognac. Those aged in the latter vessels have more of a mellow edge, with aromas ranging from vanilla to tobacco, while those aged in former bourbon barrels often have notes of dill and coconut from the American oak. Añejo tequilas should be sipped neat, after dinner in a copita or snifter and perhaps enjoyed with a cigar.