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Don Eduardo Anejo 100% Agave Tequila

Don Eduardo Añejo
100% Agave Tequila

 

By Robert Plotkin
http://www.agavero.com

Don Eduardo Orendain Gonzalez ranks among the patriarchs of the tequila industry. He built his first tequila distillery—Orendain—in 1926. Today, the family-owned distillery is state-of-the-art and among the few that only produce super-premium 100% agave tequilas. Of all the successful brands they've produced, perhaps their most prestigious achievement to date is Don Eduardo Añejo 100% Agave Tequila.

The agaves used to make Don Eduardo range are cultivated on the family's estate outside the town of Tequila. After harvesting, the mature agaves are baked, crushed and slowly fermented using a proprietary strain of yeast. The fermented wash is then triple-distilled in traditional, copper pot stills. The all natural tequilas are bottled at 40% alcohol by volume.

Critically acclaimed Don Eduardo Añejo is aged in charred American white oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years. The once-used bourbon barrels are all sourced from the same company, Brown-Forman. The practice better ensures the quality and availability of the casks. During its extended stay in wood, the tequila acquires an amber/golden hue, a satiny lightweight body and a lively nose of herbs, spice, vanilla and fruit. It has a soft, gentle entry and complex spice, green pepper and toasted oak flavors. The finish is long and mildly sweet.

Don Eduardo Reposado 100% Agave Tequila rests in ex-bourbon barrels for an average of 6 months. It possesses some of the characteristic exuberance of of the silver and the mellow refinement of the añejo. The golden tequila has a lightweight body and a floral, herbal bouquet. Its palate features a delightful array of honey, spices, dried herbs and lightly peppered flavors. The finish is lingering and spicy warm.

Don Eduardo Silver 100% Agave Tequila is a svelte, triple-distilled gem. It has a satiny lightweight body and a fresh spicy, herbal and peppery bouquet. The tequila's body rolls over the palate without undue heat and then slowly dissipates into a crisp and flavorful finish.

Don Eduardo tequilas exude tradition and craftsmanship. The name on the label pretty much says it all.

 


Don Eduardo Añejo Tequila Recipes

Don Eduardo Bantanga
Highball glass, ice
Build in glass
2 oz. Don Eduardo Anejo Tequila
Near fill with cola
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
Stir gently
Lime wedge garnish
Don Eduardo Margarita
Salt rimmed cocktail glass, chilled
Pour into an iced mixing glass
1 1/2 oz. Don Eduardo Silver Tequila
3/4 oz. Tuaca
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Shake and strain
Lime slice garnish
Don Eduardo Paloma
Salt rimmed Collins glass, ice
Build in glass
2 oz. Don Eduardo Anejo Tequila
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
Splash grapefruit soda
Top with lemon-lime soda
Lime wedge garnish