Back at the end of October I wrote about tequila and its much-maligned reputation. The focus then was on blanco or un-aged tequilas, with a little information about the differences between good tequila and bad tequila. I promised a follow up looking at some of my favourite reposado and anejo tequilas, and here it is at last!
Just as with blanco there seems to be a lack of understanding or confusion about the aged or rested tequilas. It doesn’t help that the lines are quite blurred between the various categories and qualities of what’s available, with many cheaply manufactured mixto tequilas adding caramel colour to give the impression of age. As I said in my previous blog, look out for 100% agave tequilas… anything else is likely to be rough and unpleasant!