About Anejo Tequila

About Anejo Tequila
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.

Top Picks for Anejo Tequila

El Tesoro Añejo Tequila
96 points
A stylish, peppery tequila with an authentic vibe.
Awards: 2021 Best Añejo Tequila
Don Fulano Añejo Tequila
95 points
A rich, spicy, yet balanced añejo for sipping, cigars, or high-end cocktails.
Awards: 2022 Best Añejo Tequila
95 points $79.98
Tres Generaciones 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition Añejo Tequila Vol. 03
94 points
The barrel flavors are very present but at no time over powering the agave flavor, rather they are complementing and changing the savory flavors underneath.
Lunazul Añejo Tequila
94 points
Rich barrel characteristics work in harmony while maintaining and earthy base of Agave flavors.
El Bandido Yankee Tequila Company Añejo Tequila
93 points
An Añejo Tequila with very broad appeal; extremely light in body and very easy drinking for something with a bit of age on it.
Seis Puertas Añejo Tequila
93 points
Rich and barrel forward aromas and flavors with some savory umami notes characteristic of a respectably aged Agave.
Maracame Añejo Tequila
93 points
Rich and flavorful barrel characteristics shine from start to finish but the fresh green agave manages to stay ever present as well.
Lapis Añejo Tequila
93 points
Deep, rich flavors and aromas of candied nuts and melon abound.
Tequila Aman El Profesor Añejo Tequila
93 points
This añejo offers up decadent layers of sweet baking spices to be slowly sipped with a cigar on a crisp autumn day next to a fire.
Masuave Añejo Tequila
93 points
A rock solid wood-forward añejo with lovely toasty, nutty notes.