Definition of reposado in English:

reposado

noun

mass noun
  • A type of tequila which has been aged in oak for between two months and a year.

    • ‘Definitely one of the purest reposados I've had the pleasure of experiencing.’
    • ‘We'll stick by our statement, with an amendment: ‘Unless designated as anejo, muy anejo or reposado, tequilas are legally unaged.’’
    • ‘He has advised Partida on this new release, and the result is a character-filled spirit in the three (blanco, reposado and anejo) tequila varieties.’
    • ‘El Chorrito makes white reposado (aged for a minimum of six months) and ambar anejo (a 14-month minimum).’
    • ‘When customers order aged tequilas - reposados or anejos - straight, they are generally served in snifter-type glasses.’
    • ‘The Cantina serves a sampler of 7 tequilas, featuring blancos (unaged tequilas), reposados (aged in white oak for up to a year), and anejos (aged in white oak for more than a year).’
    • ‘Some brands also carry the designation reposado, which translates literally as reposed or rested, which indicates that the tequila has been barrel aged to acquire its color.’

Origin

Spanish, literally ‘rested’.

Pronunciation

reposado

/ˌrɛpɒˈsɑːdəʊ/