Review: Tonala Tequila Añejo

Review: Tonala Tequila Añejo

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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.

80 proof.


Tonala Tequila Añejo




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. yoon on January 22, 2008 at 11:51 am


    Better than patron? I’ll try it out this weekend.

    Thanks for the rec.

  2. TUERTO DE DURANGO on June 23, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Tried this while in Guadalajara some time ago. So far have not found any better at any price.The only distributor I found stateside was at THE BEVERAGE WAREHOUSE in WestLA close to the marina. ASK FOR RICK !!

  3. Mark on January 16, 2011 at 11:53 am

    It’s at CostCo now! Big 1.75ml bottle too… $50… cheap!

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