Does Color Tell You How Old Your Tequila Is?

How old is your tequila? This question comes from @Jason.albers.94, who asked a question on our post. He's going to get a $25 gift card to our store. Blanco, also known as plata or silver, is typically unaged, but you can age it. So this Acre Largo is unaged, but this Inspiro Blanco is aged 30 days. You can still call it a Blanco.



Reposados have to be aged at least two months, but don't let the color fool you. The Siempre was aged seven months, and this Cazcanes was aged for 11 months, but this one's much darker because it was in new barrels. Brand new barrels. So Añejos have to be aged for at least a year again. The color can throw you off.

This Espanita is 18 months in barrels, where this Corrido is 12, but this is quite a bit darker. And then Extra Añejo have to be aged for at least three years, but both of these were aged for four years. The Tapatio Excelencia was aged four years, as well as this G4 Extra Añejo, but this one's much darker.

Indeed. There are tight regulations around how long a tequila must be in a barrel before it can be called a Reposado, an Añejo, or an Extra Añejo. Thanks for the question.

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