1800 (owned by the Beckman family), Anejo Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico
This spirit: made from 100% blue Weber agave, aged in French oak for at least 14 months with a small proportion in American oak – giving a total of 3 years in wood, 38% abv, 3cl, Drinks by the Dram, £5.57 (12/17)
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity amber.
Nose: clean, medium intensity, with aromas as they come, of caramel, butterscotch, hint of beeswax, rich dried orange peel, whiff of dried coconut, hazelnut, hint of linseed oil, low-key oak; matured. The addition of water makes no difference to the appearance.
Palate: off-dry (bare), smooth alcohol, full body, a smooth velvety texture with a low-key grip, medium intensity, with flavours of butterscotch, hints of sweet oak. A long length, showing some complexity.
Quality: good, smooth alcohol, along with well-integrated exposure to oak, lend the velvety texture; showing some complexity, but this becomes almost monotone in mid-palate, but still, a decent intensity and better concentration, leading to a sound long length, and a clean smooth finish.