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Hornitos

Hornitos
Black Barrel Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99

Hornitos
Black Barrel Añejo Tequila

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Aromas of roasted sweet corn, caramel-drizzled cherries, chocolate soft-serve, and banana bread with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, charming, medium-long bananas foster, smoky tobacco, and cigar box finish. Assertive barrel-use has made for a decadent oak-focused Añejo tequila that offers a welcoming choice for bourbon drinkers.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Smoky
Aroma Aroma: roasted sweet corn, caramel-drizzled cherries, chocolate soft-serve, and banana bread
Taste Flavor: bananas foster, smoky tobacco, and cigar box
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks, neat and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Assertive barrel-use has made for a decadent oak-focused Añejo tequila that offers a welcoming choice for bourbon drinkers.

The Producer or Importer

Beam Suntory Inc.

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

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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.