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What is the difference between Anejo and Reposado?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Oct 13, 2020

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J. Emmerich

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J. Emmerich, Web Content Writer, New York City

Answered Sep 05, 2019

Anejo and reposado are known to be two different types of tequila. These may seem to be the same until you check out how each one is made. They have differences in almost everything. Anejo means aged while reposado means rested. Anejo is aged far longer than the reposado.

Anejo and reposado are known to be two different types of tequila. These may seem to be the same

Anejo can be aged for one to almost three years while reposado can only be aged for a few months. Anejo is known for its very complex flavor while reposado is known to have a very soft taste. The colors of these tequila types are also different from each other. Anejo is brownish while reposado is yellowish in color.

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Anika Nicole

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Answered Aug 22, 2019

Tequila is an alcohol that is made primarily in Mexico among other places. However, there are two different kinds of Tequila. They are known as Anejo and reposado. They are made from the agave plant. The meanings of the two words are different.

Tequila is an alcohol that is made primarily in Mexico among other places. However, there are two
Anejo means aged, whereas reposado means rested. Most wines and other alcohols like Tequila must be rested before they are served. This means that they must stay in the bottle for a certain period of time before the bottle should be opened and served. There are two different resting periods for these two tequilas. Anejo rests for one to three years, and reposado rests for a shorter period of two months to a year. It should not rest any longer than one year.

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