Frequently Asked Questions
An Añejo Tequila is a premium tequila that has been aged in oak barrels for a minimum of one to three years. This aging process gives it a richer flavor, deeper amber color, and more complex character compared to younger tequilas. Suavecito Añejo Tequila is aged for two years, twice the time required.
Whether Reposado or Añejo is “better” is subjective and depends on individual preferences. Reposado is aged for a shorter period, usually between two months and one year, giving it a milder flavor. Añejo, on the other hand, has a deeper and more nuanced taste profile due to its longer aging process.
Añejo is often seen as superior because of its extended aging process in oak barrels, which imparts richer flavors, a smoother texture, and a more intricate aromatic profile than Reposado.
While Silver, or Blanco tequila, offers a fresh and direct representation of the agave plant, Suavecito Añejo Tequila brings forward a deeper, richer experience with hints of cherry, oak, and vanilla due to its aging process. It’s a matter of personal preference, with some preferring the unaltered freshness of Silver and others the depth of Añejo.
Añejo tequila is more expensive primarily because of the extended aging process. The longer aging requires more storage, leads to more evaporation (often referred to as the “angel’s share”), and utilizes the barrels for longer periods, all of which contribute to higher costs.
Suavecito Añejo Tequila is often enjoyed as a sipping tequila due to its rich and complex flavor profile, which is best appreciated when consumed neat.
While traditionally sipped neat, many aficionados enjoy Suavecito Añejo Tequila on the rocks to slightly dilute and chill the spirit, enhancing different flavor notes. It’s a matter of personal taste.
It’s not necessary to chill Suavecito Añejo Tequila before serving, as room temperature allows one to fully experience its complex aromas and flavors. However, if you prefer, it can be slightly chilled or served on the rocks.