By: Neal Fischer
K&L Staff Member
Truth be told, I don't usually crave Anejo Tequila. I find that the barrel often dominates the base spirit, and some of them are frankly cloying to my tastebuds. This new single barrel we got of Codigo is a wonderful exception for me. This tequila is not dominated by flavors of caramel, wood, or Bourbon notes like many Anejos. Instead, we have in our glass a nice array of spices, soft wood aromas, and excellent agave character. The woody elements are reminiscent of cedar, pine, and cigar box. I pick up bold pepper notes, cayenne, and mace. There's also still a touch of fruitiness and something like menthol and other herbs coming through as well. If you're looking for an Anejo that's off the beaten path and is elegant yet still robust, then this is for you.