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Casa Azul

Casa Azul
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Certified Organic
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$130

Casa Azul
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla and german chocolate cake, sugar cookie dough, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and pepper, and raspberry jam with a bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, medium-long finish evoking elements of roasted figs, vanilla, cocoa, and caramel, leather, cedar and sandalwood, and mister pibb. Like drinking vanilla glazed gingersnap cookies with just a little bit of pepper spice from the agave.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: vanilla and german chocolate cake, sugar cookie dough, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and pepper, and raspberry jam
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of roasted figs, vanilla, cocoa, and caramel, leather, cedar and sandalwood, and mister pibb
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars, with drops of water and shots
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Like drinking vanilla glazed gingersnap cookies with just a little bit of pepper spice from the agave.

The Producer

Casa Azul Spirits

The Producer

Their Portfolio

92 Casa Azul Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $70.00.
94 Casa Azul Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $90.00.
87 Casa Azul Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $130.00.

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.