What is Extra Anejo tequila?
Extra Añejo, meaning “extra old” is a tequila which is aged for an extended period of time in either American or French oak barrels. Extra Añejo tequila differs from Anejo in that it is aged for a minimum of three years and up. The extra time and care put into this tequila is often seen in its beautiful packaging and/or artisan-crafted bottle.
What does Extra Anejo taste like?
Extra Añejo has a velvety mouthfeel which is close to a creamy sensation. Like reposado and anejo, it is rested in oak, allowing for a full and complex development of flavor.
The extra time it spends resting brings out a richness to which younger tequilas cannot compare. The best extra anejo has a strong oak presence as well as a more developed agave flavor.
How to drink Extra Anejo tequila?
Extra Añejo is best consumed neat, at room temperature in a fluted glass. After observing it’s aroma for a bit, it's best to partake in small sips. Let each sip sit in your mouth for a bit, until it reaches closer to your body temperature. During your tasting experience, you can expect intense oak notes, similar to that of a bourbon, as well as cooked agave and rich buttery-sweet notes.
What are the best Extra Anejo tequila preferred by people to drink?
Some of the best Extra Anejo tequila preferred by people to drink includes Herradura Seleccion Suprema, Gran Patron Piedra, Tapatio Excelencia, and Cabal Extra Añejo. Each Extra Añejo is revered for the time and care put into the creation of these tequilas and their packaging, such as the unique horse head vessel of Cabal. Each is also favored for the intense oak expected of an extra long-aged tequila, with a secondary strong cooked agave presence alongside buttery, vanilla, and caramel notes.