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Tequila Corralejo Añejo

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Corralejo Bottle

Tequila Añejo Corralejo: Delicious Taste with Subtle Hints of Coffee and Vanilla

Tequila Corralejo Añejo (NOM 1368) is a tequila that is loaded with flavor and comes in an indistinguishable bottle that stands out from others on the shelf.

The brand’s iconic bottle is long and thin, while the Corralejo Añejo bottle itself is red with a yellow label and red lettering.

Unlike many tequilas that are produced in Jalisco, the Corralejo brand is made in the town of Pénjamo in the state of Guanajuato.

While many tequila companies produce different brands for smaller companies, Corralejo primarily produces its own brands that include their Blanco, Reposado, and Extra Añejo varieties.

Other brands produced by Corralejo include:

  • Corralejo 1810
  • Corralejo 1821
  • Corralejo 99000 horas
  • Quita Penas
  • Los Arango

Corralejo also makes a couple of brands of rum and a few gourmet food items.

The taste of a good Añejo comes from the length of time it has been aged and the oak barrels that its been rested in. In the case of Corralejo’s añejo , it has been aged about a year.

The minute you open up the bottle and pour, you will find that this tequila has a subtle aroma – not too sweet and not at all smoky.

The color of the tequila is a light amber.

Corralejo Shot Glass Amber

Corralejo Añejo Flavor

The first sip of Corralejo Añejo is initially a bit strong and finishes with a silky smooth and mildly sweet coffee taste, with a hint of dried fruit. As it goes down, you begin to notice hints of vanilla and what seems to be an almost a butterscotch aftertaste.

The second sip brings out a subtle citrusy flavor and finishes even smoother than the first.

The flavor that Corralejo Añejo Tequila delivers make it the perfect sipping tequila and can easily be accompanied by your favorite snack, meal, or even dessert.

If there is one thing I would have to complain about is the tall bottle. While it is unique, it does make pouring a bit difficult. However, the quality of the tequila makes it easy to overlook that one small detail.

Mixing Corralejo

I’m sure you could use Corralejo to mix your favorite margarita, but I personally believe that a quality Añejo tequila should be sipped and enjoyed from a brandy sniffer or shot glass – so you can truly appreciate and enjoy the extensive flavor and aroma.

Tequila Corralejo Añejo comes in a 750ml presentation and labeled 40% alcohol by volume in Canada and the U.S – 38% in Mexico.

Tequila Corralejo Añejo Price

Corralejo is a reasonably priced tequila. In Mexico, you can pick up a bottle for about $415.00 pesos, in the U.S it goes for around $33.00.

Tequila Corralejo Añejo Rear Bottle

Conclusion

Tequila Corralejo is a well-balanced añejo that is reasonably priced, delivers an incredible experience to the palate, and can be easily accompanied by food or even dessert.

If you would like the full experience of Tequila Corralejo, the company offers free tours Monday-Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Official Website: https://tequilacorralejo.mx

Address: Dom. Conocido s/n Ex-Hacienda
Corralejo, Pénjamo, Guanajuato C.P. 36927
Tels. 01 (469) 696 4104, 05 y 06.

Tequila Corralejo Map

Tequila Corralejo Añejo

$33.00
9.2

Quality

9.3/10

Taste

9.0/10

Smoothness

8.9/10

Aroma

8.9/10

Price

10.0/10

Pros

  • Good Flavor
  • Good Aroma
  • Great for Sipping
  • Smooth and Silky
  • Good Price

Cons

  • Tall Bottle Makes Pouring a Bit Awkward

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