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Amatitlan

Amatitlan
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.50
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Amatitlan
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Brilliant gold color. Toasty, sweet aromas and flavors of smores, passionfruit preserves, spicy peach cobbler, and salted caramel with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-to-long finish manifesting overtones of creme brulee, black walnut pie, vanilla cola, and cedar finish. A nice creamy, lighter-styled añejo sipper.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & fruity
Aroma Aroma: smores, passionfruit preserves, spicy peach cobbler, and salted caramel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of creme brulee, black walnut pie, vanilla cola, and cedar
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Cedary
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice creamy, lighter-styled añejo sipper.

The Producer

ABS Oneshot LP

The Producer
16552 Air Center Blvd
Houston, TX 77032
USA
1 281-821-2118

Their Portfolio

89 Amatitlan Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $15.00.
93 Amatitlan Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $17.00.
89 Amatitlan Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $19.50.
88 Ardiente Pasion Silver Tequila 40% (Mexico) $7.00.
86 Ardiente Pasion Gold Tequila 80% (Mexico) $7.00.
84 Tres Pesos Silver Tequila 40% (Mexico) $6.95.
88 Tres Pesos Gold Tequila 40% (Mexico) $6.95.

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.