El Tequileño "Sassenach Select" Reposado

Type: Tequila
Brand: El Tequileño
Nom
1108
68 Ratings See All
$99.00
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Production Details
NOM : 1108 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Tequila Valley) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Autoclave (high pressure) ,
Extraction : Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : Stainless steel tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : French Oak barrels, American White Oak barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

6
Agave (cooked)
6
Oak
3
Flowers
2
Earth
2
Alcohol
2
Cherry
2
Caramel
2
Fruity
2
Pepper (black)
1
Molasses
1
Citrus
1
Limestone

Flavors Detected

11
Oak
9
Agave (cooked)
6
Whiskey
5
Caramel
4
Pepper (black)
4
Cinnamon
3
Alcohol
2
Vanilla
2
Cherry
2
Fruity
2
Cherries (dried)
2
Chocolate

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Wizard
838 ratings
  • 85 Rating

ABV 42%. Unique Double Barreling: 2 years in American oak barrels, then 4 more months in French Oak. Nary a Sassenach Scotch barrel, nor any Scotch barrel in the mix! But innovative idea producing an unique profile - Personal tastes will prevail… Nose: Fruity. Fresh cherries, dried cherries. Light vanilla and citrus. Aromatic scents of oak. Flinty limestone. A little spritzy pizzazz to the nose. Flavors: Sweet fruitiness. Bold heat element: course ground black pepper with hints of cinnamon. Rich wood tones with some underlying caramel notes. Finish: Lots of wood and lingering heat on the fade, and some harsher wood tones. A big shout out to Doug Price for muling this down to me!

Tequila Savant
262 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Minerality, cinnamon pitted fruit, like a cherry. Some melon Caremark and whiskey peatiness

Tequila Phenom
324 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Unique flavors of cooked agave, light caramel, slight heat. Interesting the double barrel aging

Tequila Savant
268 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Nose: Autoclave agave, earthy oak barrels, floral sweetness. It’s dry Taste: Dry oak and obvious French oak sweetness with an agave backbone. Tangy sweet peppery finish with more oak It’s slightly overpriced like many celebrity offerings.

Tequila Phenom
320 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Purchased online for USD99. A bit high for a reposado. Maybe a bit high for a specialty reposado, but this aged for 2 years in American oak and then 4 months more in French oak. The collaboration with Sassenach is in name only, to my knowledge, as no Sassenach barrels were used in aging this tequila. Perhaps, one day such a product will exist. Will revisit to add further tasting notes.

Tequila Savant
246 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Light floral aromas, much bolder flavor. Tasting oak, barrel spice, hay, dandelion… this one is like nothing else.

Tequila Maniac
38 ratings
  • 78 Rating

Almost like a scotch.

Tequila Connoisseur
67 ratings
  • 78 Rating

peppery, christmas, clean, minty

Tequila Connoisseur
61 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Amazing aroma! Great oaky taste, peaty but not overpowering. Price is just a killer for me tho. At $110 msrp there’s a lot of other options in my opinion.

Tequila Connoisseur
68 ratings
  • 80 Rating

It has a whiskey-like taste, but it also leads to a feeling of alcohol and is not easy to drink. But the impression that some people will like it. I don't feel the need to be tequila.

Tequila Guru
88 ratings
  • 89 Rating

beautiful nose, very fragrant. scents of oak, spice, peaty scotch, tad smokey, celery notes agave ginger, rosemary, dry sage and ethanol. on the palate the agave is present... front and center.. alot of black pepper and dry chiles also cinnamon amd alot of dry spices....like sage,laurel, oregano, clove and cumin.getting a ginger type of sensation. dry fruits like cherries and cantaloupe. nice mouth cover with long lasting chest heat. finish was short and sassy.. interesting profile.. totally difrent than other tequilas.. i love when distilleries think outside the box and introduce something different. paid a Ben at Old Town. not bad for a limited run bottle.

Tequila Connoisseur
67 ratings
  • 86 Rating

This was suuuuper tasty! Got some nice Scotch barrel flavor from this one, and it smoothed it out so nicely. The only negative is that it was 100 dollars, but for a special limited release it's understandable.

Tequila Ninja
143 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Gibbles Mcgorbbles! This is one sumptuous lump! Delicious. El chocolat. La toca de pistachiano. El agave. A feast for the suck. I wish I could down a bottle right now and get in a folding chair fight.

Tequila Ninja
103 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Super creamy mouth feel. Heavy on the oak but not obnoxiously. A little overpriced but a good bottle for the collection.

Tequila Savant
200 ratings
  • 84 Rating

El Tequileno Sassenach Reposado is a great take for someone who prefers a rich and woody nuanced reposado. I love what El Tequileno has done here, but it's a tad pricey ($119 @ Sip Tequila).

Tequila Phenom
306 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Nose- agave, cherry, fruit(cantaloupe), minerality, pepper Taste- agave, slight Carmel, little oak, biterness (dark chocolate),cherry,black pepper, little whiskey / pettinesses Mouthfeel doesn’t last long *nose is complex but nose leaves more to be desired

Tequila Connoisseur
69 ratings
  • 83 Rating

The oak is extremely present in the finish. A sweetness from the agave is the dominant flavor up front. What more could you look for in an unadulterated tequila?

Tequila Savant
235 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Perfect amount of scotch flavor. Which is light as I’m not a scotch lover. Still has the classic El Tequileno repo flavor

Tequila Guru
87 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Aromas of light scotch, melted sugar followed by agave, wood and dandelion. Flavor is pure scotch. In first 3 seconds, you would swear it was scotch. Once that dissipates, there's wood, agave, more scotch notes with sweet butterscotch and light caramel. A very interesting and different take without being overwoody or as woody as the process would lead you to believe. A keeper!

Tequila Maniac
32 ratings
  • 85 Rating

sweet nose, lots of agave, oak. Definitely smells lighter than it tastes. First pour so it’s a bit hot, very spicy throughout, lots of oak, hints of vanilla. The longer it sits, the more the agave starts to come through. Very enjoyable special blend from El Tequileño