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Evaluation: Grand Mayan Extremely Aged Tequila

Grand Mayan Tequila — which is available in distinctive, squat ceramic bottles — returns with its latest expression, formally generally known as Grand Mayan Extremely Aged Restricted Launch. It’s a full additional anejo and extra, aged 5 years in oak. Curiously, it’s billed as utilizing Central-Highland Blue Weber agave, whereas Grand Mayan’s prior expressions have been made with Lowlands agave. Certain sufficient, this expression was made in a special distillery and carries a special NOM.

Let’s give it a whirl.

On the nostril, there’s an instantaneous rush of pepper — black pepper and a few cayenne, flippantly smoky. There’s no sweetness of observe, which is an actual shock contemplating how lengthy this has been aged. Earthy and pastoral, that is as savory an additional anejo as I’ve ever encountered.

The palate brightens up just a little, however primarily makes use of notes of lemon peel and a contact of saline to raise up the earthiness of the tequila. It doesn’t actually final, and shortly issues retreat to these savory components — toasted wooden, leather-based, turned earth, and bell pepper. If I’d had this blind I may need guessed it was a reposado, and a younger one at that, although the colour does match the “extremely aged” descriptor. Time in glass permits a contact of sweetness to emerge within the type of brown butter and a barely earthy honey ingredient, which helps raise the end only a bit. On the entire, nonetheless, denser, extra brooding qualities rule.

If you happen to draw back from sweeter tequilas, even in additional anejo expressions, this can be a bottling to take a look at.

80 proof. NOM 1459.


Grand Mayan Extremely Aged Tequila


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