Ambhar Tequila Anejo

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Ambhar Tequila Anejo

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2012 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best Agave Blend Tequila 2010 TEQUILA.net Awards - Silver Medal
2012 TEQUILA.net Awards - Best of the Best 2010 Silver Medal

Tequila Ambhar Añejo

Tequila Ambhar Añejo is 100% Blue Agave from a combination of both the lowlands (Tequila region) and from the highlands. We have found that a mix of the two regions produces a tequila with the best favor characteristics.

Tequila Ambhar Agave is harvested at its peak maturity after each is tested for the perfect sugar content. The piñas are transported to our distillery which is located in a small town outside of Arandas, Capilla de Guadalupe. The Agave is unloaded, the top or corta of the head is removed and the piñas are then cut into 6-8 uniformly sized pieces. The pieces go into a stainless steel autoclave, gas-fired oven and are roasted with a consistent combination of steam and heat. The steam first washes the piñas and removes the bitter honey in the beginning stages of roasting.

The roasted piñas are allowed to cool and then are mashed with a combination of milling and water extraction to separate the sugars from the pulp. The sugars, some juices from the cooking, and pulp are then fermented together for a number of days. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks by yeast strains isolated from a naturally fermented cooked agave juice.

Distillation occurs in copper pot stills and rectification columns in a three step batch distillation process. In the first step, the fermented wort is distilled. The head and the tail of that distillation is then removed. Only the heart of the distillation will remain to become Tequila Ambhar.

In the second step, the heart of the distillation is then re-distilled in a pot still similar to the one used in the first distillation. The third step is a repeat of step two. We create a distillation using small stills and even heat to bring out the best characteristics in our tequilas.

The Añejo is aged for at least 2 years in oak whiskey barrels from the Jack Daniels distillery.

The Legend of Goddess Ambhar
It is told that when the earth was young there was a beautiful young goddess, the beloved of the stars, named Ambhar. She fell in love with a mortal and was killed by the other gods.

The stars gathered her remains and deposited them on earth as the blue agave. (This is why the Agave is shaped as a star.) This further enraged the gods, and they set the Agave afire with a bolt of lightning. When the fire ceased only the heart of the Agave remained which bled sweet nectar. The mortals collected the nectar and called it "Tequila". They presented it as an offering to the gods, who were pleased. Ambhar Tequilas were named in honor of this beautiful goddess and to give a taste of heaven and earth.

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Ambhar Añejo * Tasted March 2010 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: dark amber - full body and thick tears
Aroma: oak and vanilla, light floral agave
Initial Taste: sweet and musty agave
Spirit Body: oak with hints of cinnamon and vanilla
Finish / Aftertaste: spicy citrus and oak

Highland and Lowland Agave combined to make an enjoyable Tequila. Ambhar Añejo aims to please, inside and out.
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A very nice and well rounded anejo in a great looking package.

Aroma: Light agave, vanilla, oak and a bit of alcohol.
Initial Taste: Great entry with sweetness, vanilla and a bit of fruit.
Body: Medium body. The oak kicks in nicely to compliment, but not overpower, the rest of the flavors.
Finish: A nice, long spicy ending for an anejo. Oak, spice and smoke linger for a nice duration.

This is a premium, well crafted tequila in a great looking bottle. The only knocks would be that it has a bit of an oak taste, a slight alcohol nose and finish...and the price is fairly high at $50+. I think tequila lovers will like it...tequila newbies might find it a bit harsh.
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Bought a 50mL sampler of the Anejo and Reposado.

Nose: slight hints of oak and vanilla, but the aroma is also a little heavy on the alcohol.
Taste: Very smooth initially, Oaky and vanilla body.
finish: Spice and oaken vanilla with a small amount of burn. Not too intense.

Overall: well balanced and pleasurable. I wouldn't get the Reposado, the Anejo is where it's at.

Nice looking bottle!
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A rich, oaky taste with a hint of agave. Smooth with little burn, dry finish. Pleasurable and priced right - $55 in Las Vegas
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