1800 Anejo Premium Tequila - 750ml

₱2,250.00

It’s a shame that the Jose Cuervo name has been so tarnished by its cash cow product, the artificially colored dreck that’s most consumers’ first encounter with something called tequila. The company wisely keeps that name off the front of this pyramid-shaped, heavy glass bottle. In fact until I took the Cuervo Express train out to the distillery from Guadalajara, I didn’t even know 1800 was part of their portfolio. This premium 1800 tequila is made from 100% blue agave and aged in French oak barrels for 14 to 30 months. In Mexico it’s 35% alcohol, which I find preferable for sipping, but in the international market it’s 40%. This is an easy one to find in duty free stores, so it’s a reliable choice to bring home or pick up as a last-minute gift. (If you’re using it for cocktails though, step down to the reposado or silver version.)

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It’s a shame that the Jose Cuervo name has been so tarnished by its cash cow product, the artificially colored dreck that’s most consumers’ first encounter with something called tequila. The company wisely keeps that name off the front of this pyramid-shaped, heavy glass bottle. In fact until I took the Cuervo Express train out to the distillery from Guadalajara, I didn’t even know 1800 was part of their portfolio.

This premium 1800 tequila is made from 100% blue agave and aged in French oak barrels for 14 to 30 months. In Mexico it’s 35% alcohol, which I find preferable for sipping, but in the international market it’s 40%. This is an easy one to find in duty free stores, so it’s a reliable choice to bring home or pick up as a last-minute gift. (If you’re using it for cocktails though, step down to the reposado or silver version.)