Full Review

El Mayor

El Mayor
Tequila Añejo

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34.99

El Mayor
Tequila Añejo

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Dull copper color. Roasted aromas of potted herbs, sunflower seed paste, and caramelized green beans with a lightly tannic, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length chocolate covered toffee with orange peel, bee pollen and roasted lamb, freeze dried peach, and kirsch finish. A nice Añejo with gobs of barrel character.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Spicy & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: potted herbs, sunflower seed paste, and caramelized green beans
Taste Flavor: chocolate covered toffee with orange peel, bee pollen and roasted lamb, freeze dried peach, and kirsch
Smoothness Smoothness: Tannic
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice Añejo with gobs of barrel character.

The Producer or Importer

Luxco Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
1000 Clark Ave. 2nd Floor
Saint Louis, MO 63102
USA
1 314-772-2626

Their Portfolio

88 El Mayor Tequila Blanco 40% (Mexico) $24.99.
88 El Mayor Tequila Reposado 40% (Mexico) $29.99.
86 El Mayor Tequila Añejo 40% (Mexico) $34.99.
93 El Mayor Tequila Extra Añejo 40% (Mexico) $99.99.
88 Exotico Tequila Blanco 40% (Mexico) $14.99.
89 Exotico Tequila Reposado 40% (Mexico) $14.99.
93 Pearl Vodka 40% (USA) $14.99.

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.