Bottle of Espolon Añejo

Espolon Añejo

Type: Tequila
Nom
1440
201 Ratings See All
$27.99
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Production Details
NOM : 1440 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,
Cooking : Autoclave (high pressure) ,
Extraction : Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Stainless steel tanks ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Column, Stainless Pot w/Copper Coil ,
Aging : Used barrels, Bourbon barrels, American White Oak barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof), 35-39% abv (70-78 proof)
Other : Distilled at or near proof

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

19
Agave (cooked)
18
Vanilla
16
Oak
13
Caramel
9
Pepper (black)
5
Cinnamon
5
Butter
4
Butterscotch
3
Barrel Spice
3
Whiskey
3
Chocolate
3
Vegetal

Flavors Detected

19
Oak
15
Agave (cooked)
14
Vanilla
11
Pepper (black)
8
Whiskey
6
Caramel
5
Butterscotch
4
Barrel Spice
4
Cinnamon
4
Alcohol
4
Butter
2
Tobacco

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Wizard
638 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Nose: Vanilla, toffee, earth, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. An appealingly bright nose - with lots of fruit and agave notes still coming through the oak aging. Flavor: Viscous, white pepper and toasty barrel spices. Creamy vanilla with a hint of licorice at the tail end. Finish: Just the vaguest hint of an off putting perfume nuance. I’m being picky.

Tequila Honey Badger
1017 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Not subtle, this añejo smacks your tongue with some heavy oak and spice from the first sip. I think this complements the rest of the current El Espolón lineup. Note that this is nothing like any previous añejo released under the Espolón line. It is pretty good though, nicely balanced with barrel spice and underlying agave.

Tequila Wizard
823 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Surprisingly good. Lovely toasted agave aroma and flavor.

Tequila Ninja
107 ratings
  • 78 Rating

Light aromas for an Anejo, sweet cooked agave, slight heat on the finish ... priced very fairly for an anejo. I wouldn’t look hard for this one. Their 6 yr XA is so much better.

Tequila Freak
21 ratings
  • 83 Rating

The aroma is slight agave with some vanilla, the taste definitely has taste of bourbon, vanilla, oak and a little peppery bite.

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 76 Rating

It is good for an inexpensive Tequila.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Nose: smoky, roasted agave, hints of vanilla Flavor: sweet, smoky, agave, hint of bourbon

Tequila Aficionado
51 ratings
  • 90 Rating

more vanilla sweet n light

Tequila Fanatic
17 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Butterscotch, oak/wood aroma. Woody agave flavor. Finish is more brusque than I thought it'd be. Good añejo at ~$25.

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Really good everyday sipper at a very reasonable price point.

Tequila Ninja
136 ratings
  • 80 Rating

If you like añejos this would be a good daily sipper. $36 in Arizona.

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 78 Rating

Had a good flavor. Small amount of burn in the throat. Definitely a very woody aftertaste. I’d probably buy again, however it wouldn’t be very often. Not my favorite but not my least favorite either.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 78 Rating

I like this tequila. It’s good enough to drink straight yet cheap enough to mix without feeling bad about it. At $20, a great value.

Tequila Connoisseur
60 ratings
  • 85 Rating

This anejo is my daily sipper (neat). For $35 (750ml) this is one of the best pound for pound anejos on the market.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 78 Rating

Good value; at $30 a bottle it makes for a good daily pour or margarita tequila. Any higher than that price point I’d say there’s much better out there.

Tequila Ninja
106 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Oily and vanilla-y

Tequila Ninja
103 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Notas especiadas, de pimienta, predominan. un sabor dulce muy ligero, de vainilla, tal vez proveniente de la barrica de Chardonnay, o no.

Tequila Phenom
339 ratings
  • 77 Rating

It’s spice, warm, peppery but not complex on the nose and flavor, It's an ok tequila! I prefer Añejo X (extra añejo) from this line for siping ...

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Caramel, buttery, and oaky. Almost no pepper here. Very sippable at any temperature. Good value too!

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Aroma mainly wood and vanilla for me with a fruity undercurrent that pops in now and then. The flavor does bring some cooked Agave though it is not strong. Mainly wood, vanilla and spicy on the flavor. The finish is what I love. There is a jolt of sweetness that kicks in at the finish that is surprising and really makes this a keeper for me personally. As with most Espolon offerings the value is excellent. A good intro to Anejo tequila!

Tequila Maniac
34 ratings
  • 66 Rating

Spice at first. Spicy finish that lingers. Not very sweet. If you try hard you can find a hint of sweet. Very peppery. Not real smooth. Bigger mouthful reveals dry but sort of nice flavor. I could maybe get used to it. Still a bit spicy for my taste. But smoother if you take bigger sips.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 57 Rating

I think it's fairly inoffensive. The biggest flavor I get, and I don't get a lot, is a fakeish tutti-frutti. I like Smoky, caramelly, salty, vanilla forward tequilas, and this was just a poor match for me. It isn't bad, but I don't see it as a Tequila-Tequila. It's more reminiscent of a light rum. Again, inoffensive, but not flexing Tequila's strengths.

Tequila Freak
20 ratings
  • 92 Rating

My first pour of this tasted like Jim Beam. After a week, the flavors really opened up. Aromas of caramel, butterscotch and cooked agave. Sweet aromas and a sweet entery of exactly what the nose suggests, but moves quickly to a spicy oak with a touch of bitterness that mellows the butterscotch for a balanced medium length finish. This is a very nice anejo with a lovely bourbon influence I'm finding hard to set down.

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 62 Rating

I love the value Espolon brings to their tequilas, but something is off with this one—a disappointing effort from them. I’d look elsewhere for an añejo.

Tequila Ninja
156 ratings
  • 63 Rating

Snark snark snark snark snark.

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