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.

Añejo Tequila

Spirits Glass Copita Amber.jpg
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 anejos are aged 18 months to three years for mixtos, and up to four years for 100% agaves. Aging Tequila for more than four years is a matter of controversy. Most Tequila producers oppose doing so because they feel that "excessive" oak aging will overwhelm the distinctive earthy and vegetal agave flavor notes.