Having already sampled and reviewed Casta Pasion reposado tequila, we felt like we should give their anejo a taste. The price on this line of tequilas is quite affordable so finding even a decent anejo in this range would be a big win. We have yet to find a good source with details on the aging process or general information on this tequila so we will just crack open a bottle and see what we find.
For an anejo, the oak presence is low in aroma and taste which is one characteristic we really enjoy in the style. The time spent in barrels is probably closer to the minimum one year required for an anejo. In addition to the mild oak, we pick up a mild sweetness, a slight toast and hints of pepper. There is a mild alcohol burn going down but not unpleasant.
A 750ml bottle will cost around $37 which is just $7 more than their reposado and at the low end for the style. It’s an average sipping tequila but at this price, it made it’s way into a margarita or two. We actually preferred this tequila in a margarita over the reposado as it has a more rounded flavor and lower alcohol bite. At this cost, we would buy it again but more as a mixer than a sipper. There are many other anejos that possess the flavors we most enjoy when sipping the style.
If you have tried any of the offerings from Casta Pasion tequila, let us know what you think about their product line in the comments below.
- 2 oz 100% Casta Pasion anejo tequila
- 1 1/2 oz lime Juice
- 3/4 ounce Cointreau
- Splash Margarita Texas Mix
Combine all ingredients into shaker, shake and strain over ice.
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