We recently traveled to Mexico for a wedding just south of Cancun. If you have never traveled international out of the Cancun airport, you are missing out. After you have successfully made it through bag screening, an escalator takes you up to what is best described as a shopping mall for alcohol. They graciously put you right in the middle of their duty free shop with what seemed to be the possibility for unlimited samplings. We ended up tasting only about a half a dozen tequilas during our limited time and ended up purchasing a bottle of Tequila Esperanto Seleccion anejo.
The Esperanto tequila website is just an image of their offerings and contact information so we had to seek out general information elsewhere. According to Tequila.net, “Esperanto Tequila Anejo is aged 3 years in white oak barrels, acquiring exquisite wood flavor that denotes the quality of our fine Tequila, in both body and bouquet.” This is a standard definition for most anejo’s so we needed to let our senses do some testings.
Esperanto anejo’s aroma and taste includes sweet agave, pepper and subtle oak. This is an easy sipper as it is on the sweeter side while keeping a nice balance without being cloying. There is no alcohol burn from the moment it touches your tastes buds until it reaches your stomach.
The bottle is beautiful with the glass shaped in a unique circular design, like a delicious tequila doughnut. Inside the doughnut hole, is a blue glass agave plant. This tequila came in a box which is probably by design as the bottle feels like it could be fragile.
The cost was $70 USD (tax free) and appears to be available in markets throughout the United States for around $90. What we paid is a great deal and could see paying up a little more to get some more of this tequila.
This is definitely a sipping tequila and none of it will be going into any of our margaritas. We recommend Esperanto anejo if you like tequila neat. Hopefully we will be able to get our hands onto their blanco and reposado products in the future. Have you tried any of the tequilas in the Esperanto line? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think and which one we should try next.