Okies, I had to dive into town over lunch and decided to pop into my local tequila shop. Regrettably they're having trouble getting their hands on my favourite bottle of Jose Cuervo Añejo, so I thought I'd roll the dice and pick up a bottle of Tres Generaciones Añejo from Sauza. I'd already drunk the blanco from Tres Generaciones and was keen to see how the añejo held up!
Brand: Tres Generaciones Añejo
Distillery: Tequila Sauza, S.A. de C.V.
Region: Lowlands - Central
Web Site: http://www.sauzatequila.com
Upon first inspection it looks more the colour of a reposado than an añejo. The aroma is also a bit confusing, there's a clear oak nose coming off of it with something else in the mix that makes me think more of whisky than tequila. The whiskyesque quality comes through in taste of this particular tequila too, it's just too oakey is best how I can describe it and is no doubt a by product of being aged in old bourbon barrels. The agave bite just isn't quite there for me, but the alcohol flavour is very clear and pronounced. This tequila have very different characteristics from other añejos that I've drunk, the pure alcohol flavour from it is just a bit more than I think an añejo should have.
It's not a bad bottle, but it's not a great bottle either. Sauza regard this as the crowning achievement of the Sauza family distillery, I actually prefer the blanco over this.
Oh...and I think the odd smell could be butterscotch...but I could be mistaken!