Volans 6-Year Extra Añejo 700ML
Volans 6-Year Extra Añejo 700ML
Volans 6-Year Extra Añejo 700ML - a high-quality tequila aged for six years in American White Oak, formerly Bourbon barrels with a light char.
On a cool morning in early January 2016, 10 American White Oak barrels, formerly Bourbon barrels lightly charred, were filled at 48% ABV (96 proof) and stored in the distillery’s barrel cellar. But, to Fourth-generation Master Distiller Felipe Camarena, the secret of aging is not time in a barrel but rather the art of balancing how a Tequila develops a life of its own in the barrel and the aging environments.
Only 2,000 bottles were produced.
The Maestro’s decision.
Extra Añejo Tequilas must be aged at least three years. Originally Felipe had earmarked five years as Tequila’s aging potential. However, barrel tastings began in early 2019, and in a 2021 tasting, Felipe was captivated by the Tequila’s maturation showcasing a layered and complex body alongside a light caramel hue. “I am not sure when, but this Tequila will become an aged masterpiece,” recalls Felipe, who decided to extend the aging process, a consequential decision as each year of aging means less Tequila due to evaporation of the “angel’s share.”
A Masterpiece is born.
In the early Spring tasting of 2022, after six years in barrels, a masterpiece was born with a complex body and lavish layers of floral, dried fruit, citrus, baking spices, chocolate, and salty caramel flavors balanced with mineral and cask notes. A first sip awakens the palate with citrus notes, a second sip warms the soul with rounded heat and luscious flavors, and a third sip settles the mind with a long-lasting, elegant finish steeped in terroir.
The labels were designed by Eduardo Mejia and hand-printed and hot-stamped at a one-hundred-year-old printing shop in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
- The aroma is pure highland agave, peppery oak, soft caramel, and grilled pears.
- The palate is roasted agave, dark honey, cinnamon and cardamom spice, citrus-scented almond cookies, cocoa powder, and faint hints of handfuls of herbs and olives on the back end.
- The finish is slightly dry, with notes of oak and agave lingering for minutes after.
- The proof is 86, and alcohol by volume is 43%. The bottle size is 700mL.
Volans brings the best-tasting craft sipping Tequila to spirit lovers like yourself who enjoy a more refined taste, so sit back, relax and sip slowly while enjoying this special Tequila.
The Tequila is verified to be 100% additive free with no added flavors, colors, aromas, or chemicals.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the difference between Tequila & Mezcal?
Tequila is a type of mezcal, much like how scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey.
Tequila and mezcal are both types of agave-based spirits that are popular in Mexico, but there are some key differences between the two. Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from any type of agave plant, and is often made using traditional, labor-intensive methods.
One of the most noticeable differences between tequila and mezcal is their flavor. Tequila is typically smooth and subtle, with hints of fruit and spices, while mezcal has a more complex, smoky flavor that comes from the roasting of the agave hearts before they are fermented and distilled.
Another difference between the two spirits is their production process. Tequila is typically made using modern industrial methods, while mezcal is often produced using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. This can give mezcal a more authentic, artisanal character.
In general, tequila is considered to be a more refined and sophisticated spirit, while mezcal is often viewed as a more rustic and traditional drink. Both are popular in Mexico and are enjoyed around the world, so the best way to decide which one you like is to try them both and see which one suits your tastes.
Where do you ship to?
Currently, we only ship within California.
Our rates are applicable for orders up to six bottles.
Please contact us directly to calculate bulk shipping options.
California Proposition 65 Warning
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects.
For more information go to - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.