El Gran Viejo

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1109

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Remy Newland
Tequila Boss
472 ratings

Nose: Not a bold or aggressive nose, but the underlying notes make a nice amalgam. Vanilla/cherry melds with cinnamon and brown sugar, juxtaposed to minerals and light pepper. Sweet, aged oak notes round out the whole package. Flavor: Flavors come in more robustly. Fairly spicy hot barrel notes consisting of cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Some pepper on the back of the palate with a touch of bitterness. Semi oily, and a general sweet sensation that I can’t pinpoint - not vanilla, or butterscotch, or the usual suspects... Finish: A whisper of butterscotch shows up on the last sips. Made by the quality folks at Arette and bargain priced in Mexico at about $500 pesos.

Ann Stranges
Tequila Freak
16 ratings

Clerigo Raga
Tequila Fan
4 ratings

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Savant
268 ratings

Smells amazing!!! Still getting tons of agave notes, that’s tough to find with an XA. A big hit of oak right off the bat but it softens quite fast and has a medium, gentle finish. Great stuff.

T Quila
Tequila Savant
199 ratings

Sandra Larsen
Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings

K W
Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings

I'm thinking the autoclave process isn't helping here as there are a few too many petroleum flavours and aromas but the body and wood is nice

R M
Tequila Fan
4 ratings

David K
Tequila Guru
75 ratings

One note. Light agave flavor ( might have been watered down but I'll give the bar the benefit of the doubt ). Not much to recommend it but not bad.