Patron enthusiasts, you’re on notice: There’s better stuff out there… but yes, it will cost you.
Tonala is a pottery town in the state of Jalisco… and they also turn out a mighty fine tequila, too. Tonala’s Añejo is a subtle, not-overly-oaky golden amber sipper, as smooth a tequila as I can remember.
With just two to three years of age on it, the woodiness in many añejos is almost absent here. Instead, you get that telltale agave flavor, with a quite sweet finish: Caramel is even evident on the aroma, and it’s almost too the point where it’s too strong. Some cinnamon and allspice are also present.
You could make some killer cocktails with Tonala if it wasn’t so pricey. Most will probably want to just sip it straight… which I highly recommend.
The ceramic bottle is also tres chic.
A / $48
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