At the recommendation of my local liquor store, Primo Liqours, I bought Viva 32 Extra Anejo tequila, which was priced at $98 when I purchased it. This is my Viva 32 tequila review, which is also posted on below in video format. Enjoy it, and please leave a comment below if you have tried this tequila.
The Viva XXXII Extra Anejo Tequila Review
First, let's get the details of this tequila, which I obtained from TequilaMatchmaker. (Click that link to see an interview with the founder of that amazing app!)
Now, for all of you out there looking to drink tequilas without a diffuser, you may want to check out other tequila reviews as this tequila does use a diffuser.
Aged in American white oak barrels, this twice distilled tequila is meant for sipping, just like all other extra anejo tequilas.
This is a 40% ABV tequila is produced with single estate agave and it's organic and kosher. The price is on the lower end for the high priced extra anejo tequilas for sale, but overall, I didn't find this to be one that I'd add to my preferred sipping tequilas.
Something interesting about this NOM (1489) is that they also make the Casa Dragones tequila, one that has been very popular among bloggers, and even with Oprah Winfrey.
Official Video Review of Viva 32 Extra Anejo
If you prefer to hear the review straight from the horse's mouth, check out the video below. You'll see pics of the bottle as well as a live tasting.
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Viva 32 Tasting Notes
I got a lot of vanilla, cooked agave, caramel, and oak, with the latter coming from the aging process. There was a bit of a bite at the end, but nothing too harsh that turned me off. (I like a nice bite to let me know I'm drinking tequila.) On the official website of Viva 32, they noted that I would get some fruit notes, sandalwood, caramel, and honey. They say it's an exceptionally smooth finish, but personally I didn't find that to be the case in my experimental tasting.
Additional Notes on Viva 32 Tequila
This brand gives 10% of it's proceeds back to help abused and abandoned animals, and you'll find their mascot, Phil, on the bottle. Serious props to Viva 32 for being charitable.
If you are looking to get into extra anejo tequilas and not break the bank with some of the ultra high priced brands, this isn't a bad place to start.