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
Gran Centenario Añejo Tequila
94 points
A unique, complex, and daring añejo with hints of tobacco and pecans.
Cazcanes No. 7 Anejo Tequila
94 points
A sophisticated, spicy añejo that delivers all-natural vibes and old-school tequila style.
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.
Espolón Añejo Tequila
93 points
A complex, earthy, and creamy expression of an Añejo Tequila that is sure to delight fans of the style.
Masuave Añejo Tequila
93 points
A rock solid wood-forward añejo with lovely toasty, nutty notes.
Baluarte 15 Months Aged Añejo Tequila
93 points
A delightfully spicy and tingling añejo that intrigues the palate with every sip.
Alquimia Single Estate Añejo Tequila
93 points
A complex and appealing Añejo Tequila with restrained oak.
1800 Añejo Tequila
92 points
A mellow, round, wood-accented añejo for contemplative sipping.