Try something new today: Tres Agave Añejo Tequila

“Hey Siri, what does Añejo means in English?”

– Aged. Matured.

That sound like me. I guess Tres Agave Añejo Tequila and I might have a great relationship.

Organic with no additives Tequila, you say? Bonus points.

Rested for 18 months in repurposed Kentucky Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey barrels,” says Tres Agaves web site. As they are aging, they are taking that smoky sweet caramel and butterscotch flavours. Light aromas that seems to give me some cinnamon, and a hint of vanilla too, maybe?

Let’s put it to the test with a good book. At the moment, I’m well into Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick. The eternal battle between the nomads and the so-called barbarians against the « civilized world » was won by the wall builder, protecting their land, their crops, their wine, their liquors. It’s good to know that without those walls, we would all be roaming around on the back of horses and I would not be tasting that amazing Tequila.

That first (and many following) glass confirms the caramel and butterscotch flavors. 

At 40% ABV, it is a strong spirit. However, it does not feel so. Don’t hesitate to pour a glass to your friend who is not used to strong alcohol.

It was my first Añjo. I feel it will not be my last.