1800 Tequila Reposado Tasting and Review (750ml)

1800 tequila reposado review

Tequila. Ay, ay, ay!

It’s the fiery spirit synonymous with Mexico, celebratory shots, and that iconic salt-lime ritual.

But tequila is more than just a party pleaser; it’s a complex spirit with a rich history. 

Today, I’m diving into the world of reposado tequila, specifically the 1800 Reposado, and sharing my experience with this amber-hued spirit.

The 1800 brand boasts a long legacy within the tequila landscape. Founded in 1800 (hence the name!), it’s owned by the Beckmann family, a dynasty deeply rooted in tequila production. Their tequilas are known for their use of 100% Weber Blue Agave, a specific type of agave plant prized for its unique flavor profile.

Now, onto the 1800 Reposado. This particular tequila spends its resting period in a combination of American oak barrels and French oak barrels.  The American oak, typically used for bourbon or whiskey, adds a touch of vanilla and spice, while the French oak contributes subtle hints of smokiness and richer characteristics.

This “reposado” (meaning “rested” in Spanish) stage, can last anywhere between 8-12 years. It is what elevates it from a blanco tequila (unaged) to a more nuanced and flavorful expression.

Thankfully, acquiring a bottle of 1800 Tequila Reposado is quite convenient. When I’m in the mood for a tequila, I pick up a bottle right around the corner at my local liquor store.

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The Tasting Experience

Visually, the 1800 Reposado is a beauty. The tequila boasts a warm golden color with orange-copper tones.

When I poured it into a snifter glass, the 1800 Reposado released a subtle aroma of agave, pepper, and a touch of caramel. The initial taste was a pleasant surprise with a round texture and smooth broad feel. Instead of the fiery explosion I sometimes associate with tequilas, it has a smooth and inviting introduction.

Next, I experienced notes of buttery caramel, mild spices, and vanilla sweetness, followed by hints of citrus and a touch of smokiness from the French oak influence. The agave presence was subtle with a hint of earthiness.

As the tequila lingered, the oak influence became more pronounced, offering a gentle warmth and a touch of spice.

The overall texture was incredibly smooth and round, with a rich finish and deep flavors that lingered pleasantly. It wasn’t a fleeting experience; the 1800 Reposado left a lasting finishing process. 


The Verdict

The 1800 Reposado is a fantastic option for anyone looking to explore the world of reposado tequila. Its smooth character and balanced flavor profile make it enjoyable neat or on the rocks.

While the price point might be slightly higher than some silver tequilas, the extra cost reflects the aging process and the resulting complexity of flavor.

This reposado would also be a great base for a delicious cocktail, like a classic Tequila Sunrise or a Paloma. The oak influence and hints of vanilla would beautifully complement citrusy or fruity flavors in a mixed drink.

Overall, the 1800 Reposado is a winner in my book. It’s a premium tequila that delivers on its promise of a smooth, flavorful experience.

So, next time you’re looking for a reposado tequila to elevate your sipping or cocktail game, be sure to give the 1800 Reposado a try. You might just discover a new favorite!

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Thanks for the confirmation on what I already knew about 1800 Reposado. It is an excellent tequila and in my opinion a good value for the price considering the quality.