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Rooster Rojo

Rooster Rojo
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99

Rooster Rojo
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Aromas of cantaloupe, chocolate-orange, cajeta, nutmeg, and sweet corn with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length creamy caramel, sweet tea with cream and honey, and alfalfa sprouts finish. A charming Añejo tequila with lots of fruity character.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Mild
Aroma Aroma: cantaloupe, chocolate-orange, cajeta, nutmeg, and sweet corn
Taste Flavor: creamy caramel, sweet tea with cream and honey, and alfalfa sprouts
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Oaxacan Old Fashioned, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A charming Añejo tequila with lots of fruity character.

The Producer

Amber Beverage Group

The Producer
160 A Caka iela
7 371 -67081213

Their Portfolio

87 Rooster Rojo Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $24.99.
88 Rooster Rojo Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $26.99.
92 Rooster Rojo Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $29.99.

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.