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El Tesoro

El Tesoro
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$85

El Tesoro
Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Light straw yellow color. Aromas and flavors of lightly smoked jalapeño, grilled plantain, thyme and black pepper, and clover honey with a velvety, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish manifesting accents of vanilla semi glaze of poblano pepper, apricot, praline, and green tea. The agave is still deliciously present and well integrated with gentle barrel caramel and baking spices.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: lightly smoked jalapeño, grilled plantain, thyme and black pepper, and clover honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of vanilla semi glaze of poblano pepper, apricot, praline, and green tea
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: The agave is still deliciously present and well integrated with gentle barrel caramel and baking spices.

The Producer or Importer

Beam Suntory Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste. 1600
Chicago, IL 60654
USA

Their Portfolio

94 Baker’s Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey 53.5% (USA) $.00.
96 El Tesoro Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $44.00.
93 El Tesoro Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $50.00.
92 El Tesoro Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $65.00.
93 El Tesoro Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $85.00.
94 El Tesoro Extra Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $150.00.
95 El Tesoro Mundial Collection Laphroaig Edition Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $175.00.
94 El Tesoro Mundial Collection Knob Creek Rye Edition Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $175.00.
88 Haku Vodka 40% (Japan) $27.00.
88 Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 40% (USA) $17.00.
93 Jim Beam Black Extra-Aged Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 43% (USA) $22.00.
92 Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 45% (USA) $22.00.
92 Jim Beam Double Oak Twice Barreled Straight Bourbon Whiskey 43% (USA) $22.00.
94 Jim Beam Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 47.5% (USA) $39.00.
89 Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 40% (USA) $16.00.
93 Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 50% (USA) $36.00.
93 Knob Creek 7 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 50% (USA) $36.00.
92 Legent Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Wine & Sherry Casks 47% (USA) $39.00.
88 Maker’s Mark Straight Bourbon Whisky 45% (USA) $26.00.
92 Maker’s Mark 46 Straight Bourbon Whisky 47% (USA) $36.00.
86 Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whisky Batch No. 20-01 55% (USA) $49.00.
92 Maker’s Mark 101 Straight Bourbon Whisky 50.5% (USA) $39.00.
92 Maker’s Mark Black Bourbon Society Straight Bourbon Whisky 55.2% (USA) $69.00.
88 Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey 43% (USA) $17.00.
92 Old Overholt Bottled-In-Bond Straight Rye Whiskey 50% (USA) $24.00.
90 Old Overholt 114 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey 57% (USA) $27.00.
93 On The Rocks The Cosmopolitan Ready-To-Drink Cocktail 20% (USA) $11.99.
BR On The Rocks The Margarita Ready-To-Drink Cocktail 20% (USA) $11.99. - Bronze Medal
96 On The Rocks The Jalapeño Pineapple Margarita Ready-To-Drink Cocktail 20% (USA) $11.99.
87 On The Rocks The Aviation Ready-To-Drink Cocktail 20% (USA) $11.99.
94 On The Rocks The Old Fashioned Ready-To-Drink Cocktail 35% (USA) $11.99.
94 On The Rocks The Manhattan Ready-To-Drink Cocktail 32.5% (USA) $12.99.
86 Roku Gin 43% (Japan) $24.00.
93 Roku Gin 43% (Japan) $27.00.
92 Tres Generaciones Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $49.00.
90 Tres Generaciones Bottle Package 0% (Mexico) $49.00.
87 Tres Generaciones Añejo Cristalino Tequila 40% (Mexico) $64.00.
87 Tres Generaciones Plata Tequila 40% (Mexico) $39.00.
88 Tres Generaciones Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $44.00.
94 Tres Generaciones 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition Añejo Tequila Vol. 03 45% (Mexico) $199.00.
93 Tres Generaciones 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition Añejo Tequila Vol. 03 Bottle Package 45% (Mexico) $199.00.

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.