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Manik

Manik
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28.99

Manik
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Medium gold color. Oaky aromas of cedar box, vanilla black tea, mandarin orange flesh and rhubarb, and coconut and english leather with a glycerous, crisp, fruity full body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-long caramelized papaya, galangal, eucalyptus, and lime leaf finish. A very full-bodied tequila to sip neat or on the rocks with a cigar.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spirity, Smoky, Rich, Herbal & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cedar box, vanilla black tea, mandarin orange flesh and rhubarb, and coconut and English leather
Taste Flavor: caramelized papaya, galangal, eucalyptus, and lime leaf
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails, on the rocks, with cigars and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Old Fashioned, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very full-bodied tequila to sip neat or on the rocks with a cigar.

The Producer

Jalixco Trading Co.

The Producer
1438 Crescent Dr. #101
Carrollton, TX 75006
USA
1 214-676-4028

Their Portfolio

84 Manik Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $24.99.
89 Manik Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $26.99.
88 Manik Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $28.99.

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.