Anejo Tequila

Not be confused with gold tequila (a lesser mortal), anejo tequila is an aged spirit, starting out as a blanco tequila, before spending a minimum of one year, to a maximum of three years (or more for extra anejo), in french or white oak barrels that must not be larger than 600 litres.

The white spirit that mellows in the barrel, takes on the woody flavours, aromas, and imparts a golden colour.

Therefore, anejo tequila makes for more of a sipping tequila, and goes some way in possessing similar characteristics of a good whisky or brandy, whilst commanding high prices, particularly true for those matured longer to the status of extra anejo which is a relatively new, permitted classification, since only 2006.