Bottle of Espolon Añejo

Espolon Añejo

Type: Tequila
Brand: El Espolon
Nom
1440
405 Ratings See All

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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

25
Agave (cooked)
23
Oak
23
Vanilla
18
Caramel
12
Pepper (black)
7
Butter
6
Whiskey
6
Butterscotch
5
Cinnamon
4
Barrel Spice
4
Alcohol
4
Vegetal

Flavors Detected

27
Agave (cooked)
26
Oak
23
Vanilla
16
Pepper (black)
12
Whiskey
11
Caramel
9
Alcohol
8
Butterscotch
7
Butter
6
Cinnamon
5
Barrel Spice
4
Dried Fruit

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
101 ratings
  • 84 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 Phenom
334 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 Ninja
169 ratings
  • 80 Rating

more vanilla sweet n light

Tequila Wizard
852 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 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
461 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
1254 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
1004 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Surprisingly good. Lovely toasted agave aroma and flavor.

Tequila Freak
29 ratings
  • 65 Rating

says anejo but drinks like a reposado, looks like a young repo, it's drinkable but not my go to. still enjoyable though espolon dose fail you it's just a unique experience. has a finish like a repo not very Smoky nice agave finish. not heavy smooth. it has. young bright age for a anejo. has a mild oaky hint still like ali said a it unique enjoyable experience

Tequila Warrior
46 ratings
  • 84 Rating

I think the reposado is a bit smoother and has less alcohol bite.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 60 Rating

Cinnamon whiskey vibes

Tequila Guru
91 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Surprisingly vibrant nose with fruity notes, baking spices, whiskey, toffee, caramel, and mild agave. The palate is light and simple but there’s nothing off-putting. Not much of a finish, but this contributes to how easy it is to drink. This is light years ahead of the blanco in my opinion. At $27 a bottle it’s also an excellent budget sipper. I still think Arette reigns supreme in this price range, but if you want an añejo that doesn’t break the bank this is pretty good for what it is. Great choice for whiskey lovers.

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Barrel and some mild agave. Nothing offensive or off putting. Not complex. Easy and fun to drink. At $29.99 for a 750ml anjeo 5 min from home… that definitely boosts its standing. Something I’ll be happy to share and maybe convert some whiskey drinkers to tequila.

Tequila Guru
90 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Campari owns Wild Turkey, and I suspect the bourbon barrels used for the finishing are from that distillery. I love the bourbon barrel influence and the spice that it lends to the profile. Agave, honey butter, vanilla, caramel and oak. Well balanced. Bold spicy finish. I’m in!

Tequila Warrior
41 ratings
  • 85 Rating

$32

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 73 Rating

good but not my favorite. I like the repo better and the repo is cheaper. This has more bite and more heat than the repo and the finish isn't as good. I won't be buying any more anjeo, only the repo. still a very good bargain for the $30 price tag.

Tequila Ninja
115 ratings
  • 79 Rating

cooked agave, butterscotch, cream, vanilla vanilla, agave, butterscotch

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Solid, bang for the buck anejo... Cheers

Tequila Ninja
158 ratings
  • 72 Rating

Not a bad value- a little kick, an ice cube would help Tastes could end as scotch and whisky I think that the panel and community score is a bit high.

Tequila Aficionado
54 ratings
  • 77 Rating

Sweet nose. Some oak. Flavor is decent. Agave, some vanilla, alcohol. Finish is a bit hot, sticks on the tongue a little while.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Best añejo I’ve tried so far in my short tequila journey and I can say this has that great woody bourbon smell but without the harshness of a real bourbon plus that natural aged agave vanilla taste creating a very palatable drink that goes down like water even when sipped straight or with soda.

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 84 Rating

I feel like this is a great value tequila. It’s way better than any other sub $30 tequila I’ve sipped. Not going to impress or convert anyone, but that’s not the goal with this bottle.

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
  • 76 Rating

A slight sweet citrus up front that moves into a very mild butter/vanilla and then a little burn

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Shows some nice oak aging in aroma and taste but retains good agave character. Slightly sweet up front, with a burn after the swallow. Pleasant finish.

Tequila Maniac
35 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.

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