Review: 100 Anos Tequila – Blanco and Reposado

Review: 100 Anos Tequila – Blanco and Reposado

“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 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

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 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

100 Anos Reposado Tequila

$19
6

Rating

6.0/10

17 Comments

  1. JR on November 8, 2010 at 6:54 am

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

  2. discounts @Tesco Wines on November 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    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. JOAN on December 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm

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

  4. Anonymous on August 1, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    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. Anonymous on August 10, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Just tried this today, pleasantly surprised.

  6. Big R on August 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

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

  7. Anonymous on September 13, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    in Spanish “anos” without the tilde means anus.

  8. Byron Potter on December 6, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    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 on October 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    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. SoupKan on December 20, 2013 at 11:07 am

    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.

  11. tonestyles on July 28, 2014 at 10:07 am

    got a bottle of this as a gift but still haven’t tasted it yet. Planning on it today. I’ll give a rating later on tonight . I see a lot of tequila drinkers are pleased . Has me kinda anxious now lol.

  12. Lorraine on March 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    I drink the 100 a~nos reposado 100 percent agave that a friend bring me from Mexico , and of course the above comment from drink hacker are true and false .So eventually I ran out of it ,so went to liquor store and bought the same brand here in USA and compare the taste , omg , what a difference it make in the taste , after drinking the one from Mexico that is so smooth and excellent ,I cannot drink the one made for USA , needless to say I was shocked to taste the difference in the same brand one made for Mexico and one made for USA.

  13. Josh N. on July 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I’m gonna give most of my bottle away. I can’t drink it. I have wickedly bad allergies and this stuff gives me tons of phlegm in my throat. No other tequila does that?? Should’ve stuck with Camarena Reposado. I know and trust it. My favorite (so far) is 1800 Reposado. I’m trying to experiment more, but this was definitely a bad experiment. I agree with the “C” grade. I’ll definitely pass next time. The price was good, but that’s it.

  14. Nicole Bucell on September 4, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Amaze balls.

  15. Paul Cozzo on September 30, 2016 at 3:41 am

    I bought a bottle yesterday. I liked the bite but the taste, not so much. I’m thinking about pouring the rest of it away. It was $16. Plenty of excellent tequila for $28-35.

  16. D. Philbrick on August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Sadly discontinued :-(

  17. Mike Sears on September 21, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Bang for the buck my fav. I always pick up a bottle when we’re in Mexico. Costs me $10.00 Canadian. I found it by sitting in a bar and asking for a glass of every tequila they had. By the time I finished the 7th glass and asked for another 100 there was a crowd around me wanting to know which I thought was best!

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