El Tesoro Paradiso Extra Anejo Tequila
2018 San Francisco World Spirits Double Gold Medal Winner
El Tesoro Paradiso Extra Anejo Tequila is slowly aged in ex-cognac barrels for five years. On the nose there is a mix of butterscotch and herbs, with soft hints of smoke, oak and tropical notes. On the palate, a blend of sweet butterscotch and herbs. Flavors of butterscotch with hints of smoke and oak on the finish.
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Rich and earthy agave nose with a satiny texture; agave is echoed elegantly on the palate alongside notes of caramel. Five years of aging in ex-Cognac barrels give the spirit a lush vanilla cast. Balanced with a lengthy, sweet finish, this expression truly earns its name, which means The Treasure.
Don Felipe Camarena founded La Alteña distillery over 80 years ago. However, he created more than just a distillery and a tequila, he built a family. The family puts heart into their work and uses skills that have been passed down through generations. They are proud of the tequila we make, because it is a true reflection of our community.
El Tesoro is a celebration of their most precious asset: their blue weber agave. The agave they use to make their tequila is grown on the Camarena estate in the highlands of Jalisco, where the mineral-rich red soil plants a more rounded, fruity and floral flavor. They capture this flavor immediately as it comes off the still and bottle it in their Blanco tequila. We carefully age their Reposado and Añejo tequilas in American oak ex-bourbon barrels, which impart rich notes of oak and vanilla, enhancing the agave flavor without masking it.
Because of their great complexity, Anejo Tequilas are most often used as a substitute for Brandy or Whiskey in cocktails like the Manhattan or Old Fashioned. Anejo Tequilas must be aged in oak barrels for between one and three years, while Extra Anejo refers to any Tequila aged longer than three years. The prolonged contact with the oak barrel allows the wood to make a much stronger impression on the Tequila by adding toffee, caramel and vanilla to the sweet, spicy agave flavor profile.