Extra and Double Reposado Tequilas

Hey, it's tequila teacher Jay Baer, and have you seen or tasted this new tequila trend, extra or double reposado tequilas?

Now, reposados are typically aged between 2 months and 12 months in oak, but there's a lot of difference in flavor between 2 months and 12 months.



So what some brands are doing is they're leaving reposados in the barrel longer, or even putting them in barrels two different times, and they call the finished tequila something like, "Extra Reposado" or "Double Reposado" or "Reposado Deep". El Cristiano Reposado XR is aged 11 months, it's pretty solid. I really, really like this brand new Nueveuno Reposado Deep, which is also aged I think 11 months or so. Adictivo also has a new double Reposado that's a little sweet for my tastes. But whatever it's called, what they're trying to indicate to you, the tequila buyer, is that this isn't a regular reposado, but has more aging and therefore can and should be more expensive.

The reality is that there's only five official tequila categories. Blanco, Joven, Reposado, Añejo, extra añejo, and brands are trying to play the gaps between these with things like extra double or deep reposados. As always, pay attention to labels when you buy tequila and if you see one of these new extra reposado maybe give it a try.

Let me know what you think.

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