October 2018: Anejo Tequila Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Bourbon barrel aged Anejo Tequila

Anejo Tequila

 

First, basic definition: Tequila distilled from Blue Agave plant primarily in the region of Tequila, Mexico. Tequila is a type of Mezcal (and the regions of production of the two drinks are overlapping). The distinction is that tequila must use only blue agave plants rather than any type of agave.

There are 4 basic categories of Tequila:

Blanco Tequila (aged less than 2 months)

Reposado Tequila (aged between 2 months and 1 year)

Anejo Tequila (aged between 1 and 3 years)

Extra Anejo Tequila (first established in 2006 and is aged greater than 3 years and usually rested for a second time in either Sherry or Wine casks)

Anejo Tequila is typically aged in American White Oak or French Oak barrels. Commonly, the distilleries  use Bourbon or Scotch barrels for aging Reposado and Anejo. However, Scotch is far less common due to the obvious difference in shipping expense between the two spirits. By far the most common Bourbon barrels originate from either Jim Beam or Jack Daniel’s. And most will not specify which distillery cask is being used.

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Wild Turkey Longbranch Review

Let’s get one thing out of the way before we start in on Wild Turkey Longbranch – “Alright, alright, alright.”

Yes, Matthew McConaughey is instinctively linked to this quote and the persona portrayed in the 1993 comedy “Dazed and Confused.”  Yes, McConaughey has become likewise instinctively linked to products in which he endorses – recently, Lincoln cars, and a decade ago, Dolce & Gabbana.  And yes, McConaughey is one of the growing number of celebrities now linked to the booming bourbon market.

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Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

1792 225th Anniversary Review

Today, we finish our series on 1792 bourbons with a review of the recently released 1792 225th Anniversary Bourbon.  The 1792 225th Anniversary bottle was released in Kentucky only, and only as a one-time release.  For a detailed history of 1792 and reviews of many other 1792 and Barton products, check out our 1792 page.

1792 225th Anniversary

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.