The AAD bottling was distilled in late 2005 and laid into barrel in February, 2006. 100% of the tequila was distilled in copper and stainless steel alembic pot stills. 80% of the run was stored in American white oak previously used to age California red wine, and the remaining 20% barreled in used dark French Oak. The casks were then stored for 7 years, at 3,800” elevation, in the town of Tequila, Jalisco in a cool-climate subterranean storeroom. Master distiller Enrique Fonseca has determined that 42% ABV is the optimal proof for this soft-spice 7 year bottling.