Review: 100 Anos Tequila

“Wow, this tequila is 100 years old?”

At least three visitors to Drinkhacker HQ have made this joke(?) upon seeing these bottles of 100 Anos tequila sitting in wait of a review. And the response is, well, no.

100 Anos is a new brand in the Sauza line — 100% agave tequila that’s very reasonably priced. Intended as competitors to Cuervo Tradicional and Espolon, both expressions can be found for less than $20 a bottle. Both are 80 proof.

Note that a non-100% agave version of 100 Anos is said to be available as well. If you’re buying, look for bottles that are clearly labeled with the “100% Agave” notice.

100 Anos Blanco Tequila – Crystal clear tequila, but particularly hard-edged. Let it open up in the glass for a bit and some of the bite mellows out, giving way to some light lemon notes but lots of agave and a big, charcoal-infused finish. Better than a mixto, but far from fantastic. B- / $19

100 Anos Reposado Tequila – No information on length of aging is provided, but the color is dark — caramel color added, I suspect. Hot. Some actual caramel flavor notes add character atop the body of the blanco, but it’s just not done in a balanced way. Compared to other reposados, this is simplistic and lacking nuance, and still too hard in the finish for easy drinking neat. C+ / $19

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10 Responses to Review: 100 Anos Tequila

  1. You realize that without the tilde over the n, this says “100 Anus Tequila.”

  2. thanks for the heads up on a very interesting tequila. would love to find this on sale in the uk somewhere and give it a try. I’ll be asking around at the next wine fair.

  3. THIS IS FOR JR.
    IF YOU READ RIGHT IT SAYS 100 Años tequila not 100 Añus tequila,there is a difference there.

  4. I drank it all week in Mexico (7/24 – 7/31 2011) and LOVED it.

    I don’t care about this ranking, it is good to drink neat.

    And my picky wife liked it too.

    :-)

  5. Just tried this today, pleasantly surprised.

  6. 100 butt holes is a big hit at my backyard BBQ’S

  7. in Spanish “anos” without the tilde means anus.

  8. I enjoy this hard drink with my cigar when I’m at my laptop or watching TV. I do indeed enjoy Tequila’s.

  9. DrinkingItNow

    I’ve been enjoying the Blanco and Respado a lot – especially for the price ($16). I also found a 3rd variety of 100 Anos that I’ve been liking more then the Blanco or Respado; it’s called Anejo. It’s stilll 100% agave so I don’t think it’s the third variety talked about above. Pick it up if you see it.

  10. Just bought this last night for the first time. While l prefer 1942 Don Julio or Herradura, my budgetary go-to has been Camarena the past year @ $16/bottle, it’s a steal. I am 100% in agreement w/ The Drinkhacker’s review. Just found this site and love it already.

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