Añejo/ Extra Añejo


“Añejo” is a classification given to Tequila after is has been aged for at least one year. To receive the Añejo designation, the distillers are required to age the Tequila in oak barrels that do not exceed 600 liters.

The aging process darkens the Tequila to an amber color and the flavor becomes smoother, richer and more complex. The flavors present in Añejo Tequilas are derived from the cask (barrel) as the distilled spirit draws out the unique characteristics of the wood.

As the name implies, The “Extra Añejo” classification is given to a Tequila that has been aged in oak barrels for more the one year that is required to name it an Añejo. An Extra Añejo must have been aged for a minimum of three years.

Spanish for ‘old’ or ‘aged,’ Añejo Tequilas can also be referred to as “aged” and “extra-aged.”

 

 

Arette - Anejo 70cl Bottle

Arette - Anejo 70cl Bottle

Description:14 to 18 months of maturing in barrels of white oak, give bouquet, unmistakable body and personality to this tequila. Made with 100% Blue Agave from the region and benefited by the pristine waters of the Tequila mountain, Tequila Arette rises as one of the best premium Tequilas in Mexico. Tequila Arette is carefully elaborated in the El Llano distillery, owned by the Orendain Family since the early 1900's, through a process that has been mastered through several generations. Estate bottled in Tequila, Jalisco, Tequila Arette is produced to meet all different tastes and preferences. From the strong and pure Silver to the smoother and tasteful Reposado, and to the fine and aromatic Anejo and beyond to the connoiseurs choices of Unique and the mighty Gran Clase.
Price:32.48

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Herradura - Anejo 70cl Bottle

Herradura - Anejo 70cl Bottle

Description:Aged for two years, deep amber colour hints to its oaky, spicy taste. Sipped like a fine Cognac, Herradura Anejo is truly one of the world's finest spirits. The first commercially available Anejo introduced by Herradura in 1962. Herradura Anejo – Gold Medal Winner at both the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2006 and the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2006.
Price:42.94
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Gran Centenario - Anejo 70cl Bottle

Gran Centenario - Anejo 70cl Bottle

Description:Gran Centenario Aneejo is made from 100% Blue Agave, aged for 18 months in toasted American oak barrels. It is light-bodied with mild Agave with toasted wood overtones. Gran Centenario Anejo can be enjoyed as a shot or over ice. Selection Suave is a process in which the Tequila Master selects only the smoothest, best quality aged Anejo tequilas, and blends them according to the process established by Lazaro Gallardo in 1857.
Price:42.14

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Hacienda de Chihuahua - Sotol Anejo 70cl Bottle

Hacienda de Chihuahua - Sotol Anejo 70cl Bottle

Description:Golden in colour, this tequila is strong, pungent, suave, and complex. Complex aromas emphasize a blend of agave and toasty oak nuances. The finish has a slow long agave aftertaste.
Price:38.98

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Corralejo - Anejo 70cl Bottle

Corralejo - Anejo 70cl Bottle

Description:Anejo (anno) means one year. The minimum ageing period for this highly distinctive tequila. At Corralejo they use only French Oak barrels to produce the softest Anejo tequila possible. Offered in its distinctive red bottle Corralejo Anejo is the finest example of the tequila distiller's art and skills.
Price:48.62

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Casa Siete Leguas - Anejo 70cl Bottle

Casa Siete Leguas - Anejo 70cl Bottle

Description:Great luminosity of yellow hues with full-bodied golden reflections. Subtle scents of slowly cooked agave mingle with delicate oak notes in the full aroma of its maturity after 18 months of loving care.
Price:53.92

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Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Oro Puro Anejo

Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Oro Puro Anejo

Description:70cl / 38% – A top-of-the-line aged anejo Sotol from Hacienda de Chihuahua, who make the greatest Sotol we know of. This super-deluxe edition even has gold flakes in it.
Price:60.55                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Sauza - Tres Generacion Anejo 70cl Bottle

Sauza - Tres Generacion Anejo 70cl Bottle

Description:This premium Anejo Tequila has a rich, 100% blue agave flavour enhanced by 12 months in toasted American oak barrels where it gains its delicate amber hue, an array of subtle flavours, and its unique smooth, smoky finish. Colour: Pale amber. Aroma: Strong toasted oak, light-cooked agave and a hint of caramel-vanilla sweetness. Body: Round, smooth and complex. Taste: Full and balanced. Starts with brown sugar, fades soft oak and clean agave. Finish: Warm oaky finish.
Price:51.85

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Ocho - Extra Anejo 70cl Bottle

Ocho - Extra Anejo 70cl Bottle

Description:Ocho Extra Aneho is aged 36 months in American Whiskey barrels made of American oak. The barrels have had at least 5-6 tequila ageings.
Price:84.59

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Don Julio - Anejo 70cl Bottle

Don Julio - Anejo 70cl Bottle

Description:Prized for its enticing layers of flavours and softness, Don Julio Anejo is best appreciated when enjoyed neat, over ice or as a mixed cocktail. Colour: Light amber. Nose: This alluringly fragrant, aged tequila has a fresh blend of lime, grapefruit and mandarin citrus aromas with a rich touch of caramel. Taste: Wonderfully complex with expressions of cooked agave and wild honey. Notes of cherries and strawberries with vanilla and oaky butterscotch. Distinctively full-bodied with astonishing depth of character. Finish: Bright and lightly spiced finish with the essence of wild honey in the background for a rewarding long finale.
Price:45.25

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Ocho Anejo Tequila

Ocho Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 40% – An aged tequila from Ocho, made by the famed Camarena family. Aged for a year and a day in refill casks to allow the flavour of the spirit to dominate.
Price:46.25                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Arette Anejo Tequila

Arette Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 38% – A top-quality 100% agave tequila, Arette has become a firm favourite of UK bartenders and connoisseurs since its introduction in 2007. This anejo has delicious sweet vanilla alongside peppery notes and a silky mouthfeel. Excellent stuff.
Price:32.49                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Tapatio Anejo Tequila

Tapatio Anejo Tequila

Description:50cl / 38% – A gorgeous 100% agave tequila from La Altena distillery, home of Master Distiller Carlos Camarena. A truly authentic handmade anejo, Tapatio is distilled to strength and bottled without dilution to retain the true flavours of the spirit. This anejo is aged for around 18 months in ex-bourbon casks.
Price:30.25                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Ambar Añejo Tequila

Ambar Añejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 38% – An añejo tequila from the folks at Ambar, made from 100% agave and bottled at a very mellow and Mexican 38%.
Price:61.95                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Sauza Tres Generaciones Anejo Tequila

Sauza Tres Generaciones Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 38% – Sauza's flagship brand, commemorating three generations of family control since the foundation of the company in 1873 and representing the pinnacle of the distiller's achievement.
Price:50.25                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Don Julio Real Anejo Tequila

Don Julio Real Anejo Tequila

Description:75cl / 40% – The daddy of the Don Julio family – this is Real as in Madrid. Not as lively as the Don Julio 1942, but with an extra layer of super-smooth texture. Stunning vanilla, toasty oak spices and peppery agave character. I make no apologies for saying that this is the 'Real' deal.
Price:339.00                                               Buy Now
 

 

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1800 Coleccion Anejo Tequila

1800 Coleccion Anejo Tequila

Description:75cl / 40% – 1800 Colección Anejo would be the perfect addition to the collection of any appreciator of the very best spirits. Each year a new design is created for the decanter that accompanies this fine tequila.
Price:1685.00                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Herradura Anejo Tequila

Herradura Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 40% – Highly-regarded by aficionados worldwide, this wonderful anejo has a beautiful pale gold colour, and a deliciously smooth, sophisticated palate.
Price:38.25                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Don Julio Anejo Tequila

Don Julio Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 38% – Beautifully smooth, luxuriant anejo from one of the most respected producers in Mexico. A tequila to savour.
Price:48.75                                               Buy Now
 

 

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El Jimador Anejo Tequila

El Jimador Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 38% – A 100% agave tequila from El Jimador, aged for a year in oak to maintain the taste of agave as well as adding rich woody notes.
Price:24.95                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Patron Anejo Tequila

Patron Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 40% – A quality tequila from the well-known Patron brand, this super-premium anejo has made a big hit in top-end bars across the UK. Long-time fans of this tequila should check out Siete Leguas.
Price:49.49                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Chamucos Anejo Tequila

Chamucos Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 40% – Chamucos, which means devil or demon in Mexico, is made from 100% Weber Blue Agave under the watchful eye of master distiller Wilfrido Ortega Casas. A number of techniques are applied to bring the best out of these Agave plants including "playing Classical music during distillation".
Price:57.95                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Patron Anejo Tequila Miniature

Patron Anejo Tequila Miniature

Description:5cl / 40% – A mini bottle of Patron Anejo tequila.
Price:7.49                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Calle 23 Anejo Tequila

Calle 23 Anejo Tequila

Description:50cl / 40% – Introduced to the UK in Summer 2010, Calle 23 is a 100% agave tequila from the highlands of Jalisco, the Los Altos region. Double-distilled in copper pot-stills to retain the true agave character, Calle 23 is likely to be a hit in upscale cocktail bars.
Price:21.25                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Siete Leguas Anejo Tequila

Siete Leguas Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 38% – A truly excellent 100% agave anejo aged for 18 months. Full-bodied, dense and complex with really authentic spicy agave character and persistent sweet oak notes. Pretty glorious stuff.
Price:57.25                                               Buy Now
 

 

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El Tesoro Anejo Tequila

El Tesoro Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 40% – Absolutely stunning 100% agave anejo tequila from El Tesoro ('The Treasure'), made for the US market by the Camarena family at their Los Altos distillery, home of the equally-excellent Tapatio.
Price:43.95                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Cazadores Anejo Tequila

Cazadores Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 40% – New to us, this is a range of 100% agave tequilas with an excellent reputation for purity and quality.
Price:43.25                                               Buy Now
 

 

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1800 Anejo Tequila

1800 Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 38% – A superb ultra-premium 100% blue agave tequila from Jose Cuervo. The tequila is aged in small oak barrels for over a year before release and comes in a splendidly Inca-esque bottle.
Price:31.95                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Gran Centenario Anejo Tequila

Gran Centenario Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 38% – An absolutely top-quality anejo from Gran Centenario that can be enjoyed on its own over ice, as a really smooth shot or in a bling Margarita. A tequila to savour.
Price:40.25                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Don Fulano Imperial Anejo Tequila

Don Fulano Imperial Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 40% – Good-looking 100% agave tequila distilled in a unique double-distillation tower and aged for a whopping 5 years, making it an extra-anejo. Cool Inca-esque ceramic bottle.
Price:93.95                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Don Julio 1942 Anejo Tequila

Don Julio 1942 Anejo Tequila

Description:75cl / 40% – The return of the famous DJ 1942 – even without the cool wooden box – is something to be celebrated. A phenomenal tequila, incredibly smooth and with a simply stunning texture and flavour. White pepper & white chocolate on the nose and palate – it sounds like it shouldn't work, but believe me it does. Awesome.
Price:139.00                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Arette Unique Extra Anejo Tequila

Arette Unique Extra Anejo Tequila

Description:35cl / 40% – A super premium tequila from Arette, Unique Extra Anejo is aged for 6 years and is produced from specially selected agave hearts for a rich and full bodied spirit.
Price:121.00                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Extra Anejo

 

 

Ocho - Extra Anejo 70cl Bottle

Ocho - Extra Anejo 70cl Bottle

Description:Ocho Extra Aneho is aged 36 months in American Whiskey barrels made of American oak. The barrels have had at least 5-6 tequila ageings.
Price:84.59

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Don Fermin Extra Añejo Tequila

Don Fermin Extra Añejo Tequila

Description:75cl / 40% – A long aged extra añejo tequila from Don Fermin, produced at the Leyros distillery in Jalisco.
Price:74.95                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Arette Gran Clase Extra Anejo Tequila / 10 Year Old

Arette Gran Clase Extra Anejo Tequila / 10 Year Old

Description:70cl / 52% – A fabulous 10yo extra anejo from Arette, incredibly unusual in that it's been bottled at full cask strength. Gran Clase is Arette's way of saying that this is the best of the best.
Price:245.00                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Herencia Historico 27 de Mayo 1997 Extra Anejo Tequila

Herencia Historico 27 de Mayo 1997 Extra Anejo Tequila

Description:70cl / 38% – Interesting stuff from a great brand. This anejo was created to commemorate the 27th May 1997, when the tequila denominacion was recognised by the EU and has the unique feature of having been solera aged in sherrywood.
Price:93.25                                               Buy Now
 

 

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Partida Elegante Extra Añejo Tequila

Partida Elegante Extra Añejo Tequila

Description:75cl / 40% – A heavyweight release for the burgeoning luxury extra anejo category, this Elegante received a perfect 20 / 20 from the Mexican Academy of Tequila Mezcal-Wine Tasters.
Price:299.00                                               Buy Now
 

 

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How to drink Añejo:

This distinctive Tequila has had time to mellow and pick up the flavours of the oak barrel that it aged in (see above). To enjoy the delicate and complex flavours it is best sipped at room temperature in a wide-mouth tumbler.

Adding ice will dilute the subtle flavors in these finely-crafted Tequilas so is not recommended. Chilling is also not recommended as it tends to subdue the delicate flavours. However, if you wish to to chill your drink without diluting you can add whiskey stones.

 

Recommendation:

Don Julio Añejo Tequila

This is a high-quality, finely-crafted Tequila from a well-respected distillery. Don Julio offers some other exceptional añejos but this one will offer you a truly smooth and flavorful sipping Tequila at a reasonable price.

The Don Julio distillery is renowned as a maker of luxury Tequilas. If you are looking for an exquisite Tequila and have a bit of money to spend, they offer Don Julio 1942 Añejo Tequila and Don Julio Real Añejo Tequila. These are both aged for over two years and offer more of a spicy warmth than than the mellower Don Julio Añejo. They do however, come with a hefty price tag.