Bottle of Espolon Añejo

Espolon Añejo

Type: Tequila
Brand: El Espolon
Nom
1440
554 Ratings See All
$47.99
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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

29
Agave (cooked)
26
Vanilla
25
Oak
20
Caramel
13
Pepper (black)
7
Alcohol
7
Butter
6
Whiskey
6
Butterscotch
5
Cinnamon
4
Barrel Spice
4
Chocolate

Flavors Detected

32
Agave (cooked)
29
Oak
29
Vanilla
19
Pepper (black)
15
Caramel
13
Alcohol
12
Whiskey
8
Butterscotch
7
Cinnamon
7
Butter
6
Barrel Spice
5
White Pepper

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Phenom
308 ratings
  • 73 Rating

Sadly it tastes like additives. Not an overly aggresive profile but still.. it was better before, catering to another market most likely.

Tequila Ninja
138 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Aroma: Cooked agave and ethanol, vanilla. A bit of oak, and a tiny bit of mint. Caramel, and clear whiskey notes. Palate: Cooked agave, barrel spice. Ethanol, but not too harsh. Definitely some caramel coming through. Earthy. Verdict: Solid budget anejo. For $29.99 at our local Trader Joe’s, this is a steal. It’s not particularly complex, won’t be a daily sipper by any means, but I can see this making a very solid Tommy’s margarita. Maybe my new well anejo if the margarita I make with it goes well.

Tequila Badass
438 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 Savant
228 ratings
  • 80 Rating

more vanilla sweet n light

Tequila Wizard
974 ratings
  • 82 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 Ninja
142 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 Badass
478 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 Honey Badger
1364 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 Honey Badger
1043 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Surprisingly good. Lovely toasted agave aroma and flavor.

Tequila Ninja
101 ratings
  • 81 Rating

Very sweet anejo. Not bad. It was decent to try. Bourbon friends love it.

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
  • 77 Rating

agave is light earth oak pepper. harsh sipper the finish is decent I expected better

Tequila Ninja
161 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Aroma is nice- agave- pepper- alcohol- oak with hints of vanilla. Taste is nice— pepper- agave- alcohol- and oak with a good finish- wish it was longer.

Tequila Savant
232 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Slightly sweet, some smoke.

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Lightly aged flavours. Easy to drink añejo at a great price point.

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 73 Rating

Hint of banana. Wouldn’t fry this again

Tequila Ninja
159 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Light citrus vanilla aroma. Smooth flavour light bite at the end. Easy sip & shoot

Tequila Ninja
136 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Heavy Whiskey Flavour. Aged in white oak and finished in bourbon barrel. Very nice. Would definitely drink again.

Tequila Ninja
172 ratings
  • 83 Rating

LCBO $57

Tequila Phenom
317 ratings
  • 81 Rating

El Espolon Anjeo $44USD (Virginia ABC) Overall a solid budget anjeo as a daily sipper. Pleasant nose, mild palate, but a tad short on the finish. An impressive juno up from the blanco. I will echo Remy Newland's notes.

Tequila Fanatic
17 ratings
  • 82 Rating

And again a step up from reposado! Lots of caramel and smoothness. Only had it in the restaurant so can’t say if it has the additive negative body effects.

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
  • 79 Rating

smokey similar to whiskey

Tequila Freak
28 ratings
  • 42 Rating

Desaparece inmediatamente de la boca y tiene mucha vainilla

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
  • 81 Rating

barrels come through nice. almost sweet

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 72 Rating

Nose: vanilla, oak, cooked agave, alcohol. Flavor: vanilla-caramel opening, followed by alcohol and little hint of agave. Finish: small-burning aftertaste Opinion: even though the bottle says añejo in a blind testing this tequila often was confused with a reposado. This is a mixer tequila that won’t have a place on my shelf.

Tequila Savant
204 ratings
  • 71 Rating

Sweet molasses aroma Spicy cinnamon taste Medium aroma Affordable

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