I've been drinking Don Julio for years now and it's hard to believe that I've never reviewed the añejo. There are two bottles that are always in my collection, this and the reposado from Don Julio. I think it's safe to say that that I've got very few negative things to say about this bottle.
Don Julio Anejo is 100% Blue Weber Agave , double distilled, and rested in charred American oak bourbon barrels for 18 months. Each agave is hand selected at maturity and only the heart of the distillation is used, as it is the purest part, free from most impurities.
Name: Don Julio Añejo
Distillery: Tequila Don Julio, S.A. DE C.V.
Region: Highlands – Los Altos
This añejo is light amber with a wonderful nose of citrus fruits, caramel and spice. It's sweet to the taste with a mix of honey, butterscotch, spices and peppery agave. The finish is of medium duration with a pleasing balance of smoked oak (which comes from the charred barrels) and hot agave. There is no alcohol burn, it's just smooth all the way down.
It's safe to say that I'm a fan of Don Julio in general. When it comes to tequila Don Julio seriously know what they're doing. If you've never drunk tequila before in your life then you should pick up a bottle of Don Julio (the entire range is fantastic) and see what you've been missing. This is premium tequila at a perfect price.