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Review: 1800 Reserva Anejo Tequila

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 20, 2022

The 1800 Tequila brand is owned by the Beckmann Family, who also own the Jose Cuervo brand. And indeed, according to the NOM identifier upon the bottle (Nom 1122 CRT) the brand is produced at the same facility, the Casa Cuervo, S.A. de C.V. (established in 1758) which is located in the central lowland tequila region of Jalisco Mexico.

According to the company website 1800 Anejo Tequila is:

Using 100% Weber blue agave, picked at their peak — anywhere from 8-12 years old — Añejo is aged in French Oak barrels for a minimum of 14 months. Its finish is described as spicy and well rounded with flavors of toasted oak, vanilla and butterscotch. This deep, luxurious tequila is ideal for sipping.

The name, 1800. is apparently an homage to the year that premium Tequila (tequila aged in oak) was first produced at Casa Cuervo.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: 1800 Reserva Anejo Tequila

“… Fine oak spices combine with butterscotch and earthy agave fruit which reminds me of baked squash, grilled pineapple and over-ripe banana. There is also obvious notes of vanilla and some almond. As I gave the glass time to breathe some peppery notes began to break free from the fruity agave as well as hints of baking spices (cinnamon and ginger) as well as hints of allspice. herbal tobacco, and bittersweet chocolate …”

Please enjoy the review which completes my series of reviews for the 1800 Tequila Family.

Chimo!

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If you are interested in my reviews for the 1800 Blanco and Reposado you can find them here:

 

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Review: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 2, 2022

In 1795, Jose María Guadalupe de Cuervo began to commercially produce his Mexcal wine spirit based upon an official permit from the King of Spain. By 1812, he had established La Rojena, the distillery which to this day still produces Jose Cuervo Tequila.

By 1844, Cuervo Tequila was being distributed within Mexico, and in 1873 the earliest known documented export of the tequila outside of Mexico occurred when 3 bottles of Cuervo were transported across the United States border by donkey. Those exports have continued (although no longer by donkey), and in 2013 the Jose Cuervo brand was recognized as the best-selling tequila brand in the entire world. The brand has been owned by the Beckmann family of Mexico and has been in this family for 11 generations. The Brand is currently distributed in North America by Proximo Spirits.

Jose Cuervo Tradicional is marketed as the original Cuervo tequila. The Reposado version is produced from 100% blue agave, and aged (or rested) in oak barrels for a minimum of two months before being bottled at 40 % alcohol by volume.

Here is a link to my recent review:

Review: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado

“… Light fruity agave, hints of fine wood spices, peppery agave spice. As the glass breathes the earthy somewhat punky agave scents become more prominent and a light sweetness of honey and vanilla appear. Scents of grilled pineapple and baked squash add to the fruitiness. Some scattered tea leaves add a touch of complexity …”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with my recipe suggestion, the Cantarito.

Chimo!

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