El Tesoro Extra Añejo Tequila
  • Category Tequila
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Jalisco
  • Distillery La Altena
  • Style Tequila
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • coffee
  • almonds
  • apricot
  • pepper
  • herbs
  • spicy
  • fruit
  • agave
  • floral

El Tesoro

Extra Añejo Tequila (0.75l, 40%)
Price $96.99

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Altena has delivered another winning Tequila — meet Tesoro Extra Añejo Tequila.

Altena Distillery has been operated by the Camarena family since… well, forever. Their first distillery was destroyed during the Mexican Revolution, but they rebuilt in 1937 near the town of Arandas in the heart of Tequila country. They still do Tequila magic using old-school techniques with masonry ovens and an ancient tahona mill stone. Today, La Altena distillery is operated by grandson and master distiller Carlos Camarena and they only make the good stuff, including premium brands El Tesoro, Tapatio, and Ocho. Muchas gracias mis amigos!

There is a brand new — and old — addition to the core lineup at El Tesoro. The first barrels of El Tesoro Extra Añejo Tequila were laid down by Don Filipe J. Camarena — the late farther of the current master distiller. Like all El Tesoro Tequilas, the Extra Añejo is 100% pure, estate-grown, blue agave that has been slow roasted and stone ground. In this case it has been aged for up to five years in ex-Bourbon casks. Another interesting thing is that the Tequila is distilled to proof. That means no extra water is added after aging and more flavor in every bottle.

Smartass corner:
In Spanish, "El Tesoro" means "The Treasure" — a fitting name for this premium Spirit.
  • Category Tequila
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Jalisco
  • Distillery La Altena
  • Style Tequila
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is filled with rich notes of espresso, mocha, toasted sourdough, and spices.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is well-balanced with more notes of coffee along with raw almonds, dried apricot, and herbs.

Finish
The finish is medium length and warming with a hint of pepper.
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  • coffee
  • almonds
  • apricot
  • pepper
  • herbs
  • spicy
  • fruit
  • agave
  • floral
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Character Dogson
Tequila is like Champagne or Cognac. It has a Denomination of Origin, meaning it can only be produced in the Jalisco State, Mexico.
Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
The strongest Tequila available for sale clocks in at 75% ABV (150 proof). This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but drinking huge amounts of this spirit is likely te-quil-a.
Tequila goes bad with time. Once you open a bottle of Tequila, you better be in the mood to drink it. Generally, you have one to two months before oxidization and evaporation diminish the Tequila quality and destroy the Agave flavor profile.
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.

Tequila goes bad with time! Once you open a bottle of Tequila, you better be in the mood to drink it. Generally, you have one to two months before oxidation and evaporation diminish the quality of the Tequila and destroy the Agave flavor profile.

Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
Tequila is made from one type of agave, Blue agave. Each of these plants takes at least 6 years, more likely a year or two longer to mature.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Tequila is like Champagne or Cognac. It has a Denomination of Origin, meaning it can only be produced in the Jalisco State, Mexico.
Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
The strongest Tequila available for sale clocks in at 75% ABV (150 proof). This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but drinking huge amounts of this spirit is likely te-quil-a.
Tequila goes bad with time. Once you open a bottle of Tequila, you better be in the mood to drink it. Generally, you have one to two months before oxidization and evaporation diminish the Tequila quality and destroy the Agave flavor profile.
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.

Tequila goes bad with time! Once you open a bottle of Tequila, you better be in the mood to drink it. Generally, you have one to two months before oxidation and evaporation diminish the quality of the Tequila and destroy the Agave flavor profile.

Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
Tequila is made from one type of agave, Blue agave. Each of these plants takes at least 6 years, more likely a year or two longer to mature.
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