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Posts Tagged ‘Anejo’

Review: Ginebra San Miguel Anejo Dark Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 30, 2020

Tondena Distillers Limited were recently purchased by Ginebra San Miguel,a diversified beverage company majority-owned by San Miguel Corporation (SMC) located in the Philippines. In addition to rum, the company also makes, gin, vodka and light brandy as well as a variety of flavoured spirits.

Ginebra San Miguel Anejo Dark Rum does not appear on the producer’s website and I was unable to find much information regarding the brand. I suspect the rum was originally bottled as Tondena Distiller’s Anejo Dark Rum (the label is similar). The spirit appears to be in the midst of a re-branding and is now sold mainly in Taiwan.

The Ginebra Anejo Dark Rum sample I received was part of the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box from 1423 World Class Spirits. It is presented as a 5 Year Old Dark Rum, bottled at 40 % alcohol by volume.

Here is a link to my review with full tasting notes:

Review: Ginebra San Miguel Anejo Dark Rum

“… The breezes above the glass bring a surprising surge of oak with sweet butterscotch almond and vanilla which indicates that the age of the rum may indeed match the 5 Years declaration on the label. Oak spice, a touch of treacle and a welling of baking spices (vanilla, cinnamon and clove) rise into the air with roasted marshmallow, orange peel, marzipan and tobacco …”

Please enjoy my review which includes two cocktail suggestions, the Brooklynite, and the Dark Rum and Cola.

Chimo!

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Review: Barceló Añejo Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 2, 2020

Ron Barceló was founded in 1930 under the name Barceló & Co in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The rum brand quickly grew in popularity growing into one of the largest in the Dominican, and the brand is now exported world-wide to over 20 countries.

According to the USA Ron Barcelo website the anejo rum is:

A refined blend of superior rums patiently aged in oak barrels. A refined blend of superior rums patiently aged in oak barrels. Supreme quality worthy of the noblest Dominican tradition.

Ron Barceló rum is distilled from fermented molasses, and bottled at 37.5 % alcohol by volume.

Here is a link to my full review with complete tasting notes:

Review: Barceló Añejo Rum

“… The rum is light bodied and lightly complex. A light butterscotch sweetness is wrapped in almond and vanilla with banana and orange peel and hints of treacle. There is also an overt grassy quality with hints of tobacco and menthol. There is a light bitterness running through the rum, which is offset by the light sweetness of butterscotch …”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with my new serving, The Runner.

Chimo!

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Review: Herradura Ultra Anejo Tequila

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 25, 2019

The Herradura Tequila brand is owned by Brown-Froman. It is produced thirty miles from Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, in the town of Amatitan, at Brown – Forman Tequila Distillery Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. which is also referred to as Hacienda Herradura. The Herradura spirit produced here uses agave cooked in traditional old stone ovens, and distilled on old copper pot stills.

The subject of this review, the Herradura Ultra Anejo is a true 100% Weber Blue agave tequila. According to the Brown-Foreman website:

With the perfect blend of our premium Añejo and Extra Añejo barrels, ULTRA is a crystal-clear tequila. A subtle hint of agave nectar offers a superior taste that will transport tequila connoisseurs beyond smoothness.

Although the spirit is produced from aged tequila, a clear colour is achieved via a filtering process through activated charcoal that softens and crystallizes the blend of Añejo and extra Añejo tequila. Prior to filtering, a dab of pure agave nectar is added giving Ultra a light sweetness with hints of caramel and cooked agave.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Herradura Ultra Anejo Tequila

“… The breezes above the glass seemed muted as the filtering has muted much of the oak and wood spice to the point that all I can decipher (of the woody notes) is the light scent of sandalwood. The typically strong earthy note of agave is severely tempered as well. Within these muted scents of oak and agave are additional mild notes of vanilla and hints of caramel …”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with a couple of nice cocktail suggestions.

Chimo!

 

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Review: Leyenda del Milagro Anejo Mezcal

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 25, 2018

I hosted a tequila tasting for several of my friends in my tasting group and as part of the event, everyone was encouraged to bring along a new agave spirit that the group had never tasted before. One of my friends brought two bottles from Leyenda de Milagro, the first a Silver 100 % Agave Tequila, and the other, an Anejo 100% agave Mezcal. I reviewed the Silver Tequila last week (see here) and this is the review for the Anejo Mescal.

Researching the mescal proved quite difficult, as at first I could find no evidence that the product even existed. The spirit was not listed anywhere, nor was it shown on Leyenda del Milagro’s website.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Leyenda del Milagro Anejo Mezcal

“… The aroma from the glass is very interesting. If I placed the spirit in a line-up with several Bowmore Whiskies, it would take a few moments before anyone would notice that it was out-of-place. That is because the Mezcal brings a similar assortment of herbal phenols to the breezes and in fact these phenols bear a striking resemblance to the oily peat that is characteristic of Bowmore whisky …”

Please enjoy my review.

Chimo!

 

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Review: Herradura Anejo Tequila

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 14, 2018

The Herradura Tequila brand is owned by Brown-Froman. It is produced thirty miles from Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, in the town of Amatitan, at Brown – Forman Tequila Distillery Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. which is also referred to as Hacienda Herradura.  The agave spirit produced here uses agave cooked in traditional old stone ovens, and distilled on old copper pot stills.

The subject of this review, the Herradura Anejo is a true 100% Weber Blue agave tequila.According to the Brown-Forman website:

Herradura Añejo matures in the barrel for 25 months, which is more than double the 1-year age requirement for a tequila to be considered an Añejo by Mexico law. This aging gives it both a deep amber color and a complex, spicy taste. Herradura Añejo was introduced by Casa Herradura in 1962.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Herradura Anejo Tequila

“… Firm fruity agave gives the spirit a strong lowland character. Black pepper breaks through heating the palate, and then some light oak flavours of caramel and vanilla come through as well. The overall flavour is more balanced than either the Silver or the Reposado was. Although fruity agave dominates, the oak and the characteristic tequila spice play a strong role as well. I find that when I sip the spirit over ice, the tequila is quite pleasing with additional flavours of raisin, chocolate and perhaps even a touch of walnut appearing …”

Please enjoy my review which concluded with my recommended cocktail, the Tequila Anejo Old Fashioned.

Chimo!

 

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