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Los Rijos

Los Rijos
Tequila Añejo

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$42.99

Los Rijos
Tequila Añejo

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Dull gold color. Aromas of tobacco, dried mango, and dried starfruit with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dryish medium body and a peppery, captivating, medium-length sasparilla, pear tart, herbal lozenge, twine, fresh hot peppers, and cooked agave finish. An earthy reposado with a peppery kick.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal & Rich
Aroma Aroma: tobacco, dried mango, and dried starfruit
Taste Flavor: sasparilla, pear tart, herbal lozenge, twine, fresh hot peppers, and cooked agave
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Oaxacan Old Fashioned, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy reposado with a peppery kick.

The Producer or Importer

Distiller Sales Company

The Producer or  Importer
500 Washington Ave S, Suite 1000
Minneapolis, MN 55415
USA
1 612-436-2626

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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.