Extra Anejo New Releases Tequila

Discover Three Distinct Extra Añejo Innovations in Maestro Dobel’s 50th Anniversary Collection

Maestro Dobel® Tequila, creator of the world’s first Cristalino tequila and innovator of aged tequilas, continues to evolve the Extra Añejo category with the introduction of three rare, luxury barrel-aged Extra Añejo tequilas to mark the release of the “Maestro Dobel 50 Anniversary Series.” The series is an ideal collectible for tequila and spirits connoisseurs celebrating important milestones or enhancing their aged spirit collections.

Crafted with the expertise of 11th generation tequila maker Juan Dobel, the Maestro Dobel 50 Anniversary Series joins a portfolio of rare aged tequilas including Maestro Dobel 50 1967 launched to celebrate founder Juan Dobel’s 50th birthday and Maestro Dobel 50 Silver Oak edition. The new expressions commemorate the years 1968, 1969 and 1970 and represent the first time Maestro Dobel has used Armagnac, Sauternes and Amarone barrels, respectively, in the maturation process. Aged for a minimum of seven years, the Extra Anejo tequilas are then finished in these rare casks, resulting in sophisticated and distinct flavor profiles.

“Our growing Maestro Dobel 50 Anniversary Series reflects our pursuit to craft the finest tequilas in the world,” says Juan Dobel, founder of Maestro Dobel Tequila. “With innovation at the forefront of what we do, we have sought out the most interesting and distinct casks from around the world to finish our aged spirit, resulting in truly unique tequilas to mark these rare and collectible annual bottles.”

Handcrafted in the lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico using 100% Blue Weber agave expertly grown for twelve years and sourced from a single-family estate, these releases are aged for a minimum of seven years in American oak barrels for Maestro Dobel 50 1968, American and French oak barrels for Maestro Dobel 50 1969 and French oak barrels for Maestro Dobel 50 1970. These Extra Añejos then spend additional time in distinct casks which impart rich flavors from the wood to create harmonious notes and exceptionally smooth tequila.

Maestro Dobel 50 1968, the first of the three new releases, is aged in American oak barrels for a minimum of seven years and finished in Armagnac barrels from France. With notes of honey, dried fruit, chocolate and tobacco, the long barrel-aging provides a smooth and sweet liquid with a slightly bitter, yet exquisite aftertaste.

Maestro Dobel 50 1969 presents as soft and velvety as a result of a minimum of seven years aging in both American and French oak barrels and finished in Sauternes barrels from Bordeaux. The tequila is a well-structured and complex liquid with fruity notes of peach, ripe red apples, prunes and bananas combined with notes of toasted wood, walnut, butter and honey. This perfectly balanced and complex tequila gives a pleasant feeling of warmth that ends with a very long finish.

Maestro Dobel 50 1970, the final of the three releases, is aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of seven years and finished in Amarone barrels from Italy. This smooth and elegant Extra Añejo balances the taste of sweet and bitter on the palate, giving the liquid a unique essence of dried fruits, toasted walnuts and almonds predominate with light notes of spicy, fresh cinnamon.

About Maestro Dobel Tequila:

Maestro Dobel® Tequila was born from 11 generations of tequila mastery in Jalisco, Mexico in 2003 and introduced to the American market in 2008. With deep respect for legacy, founded by 11th generation tequila maker Juan Dobel, Maestro Dobel is a modern expression of tequila, with a heritage and refined craft that spans over 250 years. Maestro Dobel is an innovator in the category – having introduced to the global market the first Cristalino tequila with Dobel Diamante®, the first Smoked Tequila with Humito® and the first Pechuga Tequila with Pavito® – and has produced some of the finest and smoothest ranges of tequilas.