Tequila & Mezcal
Collection Worthy Tequila Bottles
Extra añejo tequila must be aged a minimum of three years in oak barrels. That's nothing for whiskey — but it's too long for a lot of tequila fans.
For an aged product, extra añejo (XA) is a relatively new category, only established in 2006 as a fourth tequila aging category (after blanco, reposado and añejo). But it's gaining popularity quickly: while tequila itself has seen a nice average growth of about 6% in volume per year since 2002, the super premium categories have grown as much as eight times faster, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.