Tuesday, December 1, 2020

El Padrino Anejo Tequila

Hello single malters, in today's blog I am reviewing El Padrino Anejo tequila. I will share the following today- 
  • My research on the history behind this tequila
  • Vital Stats
  • Tasting notes
  • SJ's Rating
  • Occasions best enjoyed & SJ's pro tip
This is another big box alcohol brand. There is no website, wiki page or anything to refer to for proper information. I picked it up because of the cool looking square bottle with leather tags which is the only thing I like about it. Based on the taste and aroma it should be a reposado not an anejo. Check out my tasting notes below & enjoy!

Vital Stats- El Padrino Anejo tequila
Price- $31.99 for 750ml($5.99 for 50ml pictured sampler) 
Age- At least a year
ABV- 40%
Country of origin- Jalisco,Mexico
Produced & bottled by- Destiladora delValle de Tequila
Awards Won- None, the only award it deserves is disappointing taste

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn Whisky Glass

Serving style- Neat
Appearance-  Light, pale yellow
Aroma- Light pleasing agave hits the nose, honey, vanilla, spices
Flavor- Mildly sweet, fruity notes of citrus, spices, pepper, hint of dark chocolate. It feels like a reposado
Body- Medium
Finish- Smooth, warm, spicy & lingering
SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf 
It lacks the intensity & flavor to call itself an anejo, it feels like a reposado because of its light color & flavor. I have had way better anejos than this. 
Occasions- Casual drinking
Cocktails- None, meant for sipping neat
Food Pairings- Popcorn chicken, & spicy peanuts complemented the taste of this tequila

SJ's Pro tip-  Though anejo's are meant for sipping, this does not fit the bill. I recommend other anejo's like Aha Yeto for a truely enjoyable experience.

I enjoyed the tasting like always. Even though it is not in my Top Shelf, the process of finding out the reality inside the bottle is very satisfying. Cheers 🥃🥃🥃! Enjoy Responsibly!
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