Bottle of Espolon Añejo

Espolon Añejo

Nom
1440
144 Ratings See All
$27.99
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Production Details
NOM : 1440 ,
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 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

Tequila Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

13
Agave (cooked)
12
Oak
10
Vanilla
9
Pepper (black)
9
Caramel
4
Cinnamon
3
Barrel Spice
3
Whiskey
3
Butter
3
Butterscotch
2
Tobacco
2
Alcohol

Flavors Detected

15
Oak
10
Agave (cooked)
9
Pepper (black)
9
Vanilla
6
Whiskey
4
Barrel Spice
4
Caramel
4
Cinnamon
4
Butterscotch
3
Alcohol
3
Butter
2
Tobacco

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Aficionado
52 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Oily and vanilla-y

Tequila Wizard
557 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 Aficionado
36 ratings
  • 77 Rating

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

Tequila Savant
200 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
23 ratings
  • 91 Rating

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

Tequila Enthusiast
8 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 Freak
28 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 Fanatic
17 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.

Tequila Enthusiast
4 ratings
  • 63 Rating

strong pepper finish. little aroma. easy to drink

Tequila Connoisseur
63 ratings
  • 79 Rating

Vanilla / Cinnamon / Oak

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Feels like liquefied manuka honey, viscosity is just right as it lazily glides through the palate. Oak is not too overpowering, but does kind of subdue the vegetal flavors of Agave.

Tequila Freak
24 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Smooth, controlled heat, with vanilla and spice backbone.

Tequila Maniac
38 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Wow. Great taste. Money well spent on this bottle. Definitely has a bourbon side to it. Has a great flavor and is sip-able. Has a lingering after taste I can't quite pin point but other than that this is exceptional. Presentation is great, I can always appreciate it when a company puts a backstory to their product on the bottle.

Tequila Fanatic
19 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Recuerda mucho al Colorado, pero mas redondo y balanceado, más madera. Se disfruta solo. Dulce y gruesas lágrimas.

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Very tasty, good tequila for the price!

Tequila Freak
21 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Strong and spicy! Very warm! Not very complex on the nose and palate! For the price it's good! It's a ok tequila!

Tequila Aficionado
52 ratings
  • 92 Rating

toasted oak and agave. very smooth finish. great Anejo under 30$.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 75 Rating

Great value

Tequila Guru
76 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Smoothe with a nice charred barrel character

Tequila Warrior
49 ratings
  • 76 Rating

appearance : big slow tears aroma : cinamon, oak, and caramel. Notes of black pepper some agave taste : pepper, bourbon, and oak with a bit of agave finish : medium finish of spice and oak Not bad overall great price can be sipped. Would make an excellent mixer definately bourbony

Tequila Ninja
170 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Finished in Wild Turkey "wet-barrels" - I can dig it.

Tequila Wizard
946 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.

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about Espolon Añejo

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Sep 16, 2014

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