The Reserve Collection Extra Añejo from Cierto Tequila also snagged the title of Best Extra Añejo this year. Judges describe the spirit as having “hints of cognac blend with agave on the nose. A great balance of wood and spirit on the tongue, while maintaining a soft, smooth texture. Classy and restrained, with a soft, gentle finish.” Following this, Corazón Tequila Extra Añejo—winning gold in the Extra Añejo category.
In the Best Añejo category, top nods went to Corazón Tequila Sazerac Rye Añejo. The bottle is one of five offerings from the Jalisco-based distillery’s Expresiones collections. At 90 proof, the amber-hued spirit is aged in barrels from Buffalo Trace’s Sazerac Rye for 24 months