Review #1576 – El Relingo Anejo Tequila

The Schtick: NOM 1486, this Anejo tequila distilled at Tequilera Los Generales came free when I gave Old Town Tequila far too much of my money for other purchases. Produced using roller mill and autoclave in northern Guadalajara this double distilled steel pot still tequila should be nothing if not inoffensive (I hope). It costs about $40 and appears to be domestically distributed by Old Town Tequila. Notice they manage to hit most of the tequila related stereotypes on the front label, though they are missing a sombrero (bad taste) and old pistols (illegal). Anyways, let’s dive in.

Review #1576 | Tequila Review #7

Distiller: Tequilera Los Generales

Bottler: Tequilera Los Generales

Brand: El Relingo

Selection: N/A

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: NAS


Nose: Vanilla, faint varnish, sweet gummy bear candies, apples and pear, baking biscuits. Really nothing too bad here save for a faint varnish note.

Taste: Sweet, medium mouth feel. Honey, baking bread, light cocoa and some roasty agave. Faint pepper. A bit of heat springs up at the end with a faint chemical note, but nothing flagrant.

Finish: Short but entirely pleasant. Honey, pepper, bit of lime and mango to go with cake batter.

Overall: Honestly, this is perfectly fine. The label really scared me, like a lot, but this is entirely fine neat and what small flaws exist are completely mitigated with a well, or even mediocre, cocktail. Could have been so much worse. It’s whatever anejo, but not great. Don’t think it’s great. Also don’t spend $40 on this. Spend it on something else.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


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Decoded:

0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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