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Espanita

Espanita
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$31.99

Espanita
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Bright light gold color. Mature, inviting aromas of citrus tree wood, eucalyptus, almond nougat and caraway, and carnation with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a sleek, amusing, long thick honey and fresh grass, black tea and coconut flesh, banana and candy corn, and apple and peppermint finish. A sturdy añejo with a spa-like nose.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Herbal & Candied
Aroma Aroma: citrus tree wood, eucalyptus, almond nougat and caraway, and carnation
Taste Flavor: thick honey and fresh grass, black tea and coconut flesh, banana and candy corn, and apple and peppermint
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: Now neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sturdy añejo with a spa-like nose.

The Importer

Double Eagle Imports Ltd

The Importer
13010 Morris Road, Building 1, Suite 600
Alpharetta, GA 30004
USA
1 770-650-0084

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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.