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Sparkle Donkey

Sparkle Donkey
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$39.95

Sparkle Donkey
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Light gold color. Sweet aromas of beeswax, vanilla fondant, pound cake, and buttered popcorn with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, delightful, breezy toasted cinnamon swirl toast and lemon buttercream finish. A buttery Añejo Tequila with kisses of sweetness for casual sipping.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied & Mild
Aroma Aroma: beeswax, vanilla fondant, pound cake, and buttered popcorn
Taste Flavor: toasted cinnamon swirl toast and lemon buttercream
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 buttery Añejo Tequila with kisses of sweetness for casual sipping.

The Producer

Black Rock Spirits

The Producer
1952 First Avenue South, Suite #5
Seattle, WA 98134
USA
1 206-409-1850

Their Portfolio

85 Sparkle Donkey Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $39.95.

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.