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Tequila

Tequila is a Mexican spirit, made with the blue agave or “agave tequilana” from where the drink gets its name. Tequila is produced in the area surrounding the city of the same name, and in the Mexican highlands.

Tequila was first produced in the 1500s, near what is now the city of Tequila. The agave plant had been used in the preparation of alcoholic drinks for centuries; in fact the Aztecs had made a fermented drink from it called octli. In around 1600, the Marquis of Altamira, Don Pedro Sánchez de Tagle, first mass produced tequilas in a factory he founded in Jalisco.

The agave plant is still harvested by hand, by workers called "jimadores" They work carefully to harvest the small Agave offspring without damaging the parent plant. The exact time of the harvest is very important, because if the agave plants are gathered too early in the season, the natural sugars will have yet to develop, and if it is gathered too late, the natural sugars will have already been used up by the plant.

The agave plants are then shredded and pressed and the juices are fermented in vats. More traditional companies still crush the plants with an old-fashioned stone wheel.

The fermented juices are distilled, usually twice, though sometimes three times. Tequila is often barrel aged, and this helps develop the flavours and aromas of the drink.

Fortaleza Blanco

70cl, 40%
Destileria La Fortaleza

Guillermo Sauza's family have a rich tequila-making history, with Don Cenobio a key figure in establishing tequila as we understand it today. When Guillermo was little, his grandfather sold the…  More info

Fortaleza Blanco
$66.04

Clase Azul Reposado

70cl, 40%
Clase Azul

An unbelievably good Reposado tequila, made from Organic agaves which are grown for over 9 years before slow cooking in traditional ovens. The fermentation is done using the company's secret blend of…  More info

Clase Azul Reposado
5
$154.43

Don Julio 1942 Illuminated

70cl, 38%
Don Julio

A rather snazzily presented bottling of Don Julio 1942 tequila - the label features a design inspired by the agave plant, and it lights up!  More info

Don Julio 1942 Illuminated
$169.93

Tequila Tasting Set

15cl, 39.6%
Drinks by the Dram

Tequila, from Mexico, is a spirit produced from blue agave near the city of Tequila and surrounding areas such as the Jalisco highlands. This tasting set contains five fantastic 3cl samples of this…  More info

Tequila Tasting Set
$31.53

Casamigos Añejo Tequila

70cl, 40%
Casamigos

From the Casamigos range (which we believe means 'house of friends') comes an Añejo tequila, which has spent 14 months ageing in American white oak casks. This maturation has resulted in a tequila…  More info

Casamigos Añejo Tequila
1
$74.09

Kah Reposado Tequila (40%)

70cl, 40%
Fabrica de Tequilas Finos

Have you ever looked around your place of residence and thought to yourself, "We need more skulls"? Well, here's a tasty way to alleviate that issue - a bottle of Kah Resposado Tequila, shaped like a…  More info

Kah Reposado Tequila (40%)
$75.98

Ocho Curado Tequila

50cl, 40%
Ocho

An astonishing new Tequila from Ocho, this was created by the legendary Tomas Estes, and is the first of its kind. This incredible spirit is distilled as usual, before being infused with natural…  More info

Ocho Curado Tequila
4
$26.02

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia 2017

70cl, 38%
Jose Cuervo

The 2017 edition of Jose Cuervo's Reserva de la Familia extra añejo tequila once again showcases art in its presentation box. This year, they've featured the work of Abraham Cruzvillegas, which feeds…  More info

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia 2017
$116.41

Herradura Seleccion Suprema Extra Añejo Edicion Limitada

70cl, 40%
Herradura

A super premium tequila from Herradura. Seleccion Suprema is a limited edition tequila aged in oak for 49 months.  More info

Herradura Seleccion Suprema Extra Añejo Edicion Limitada
3
$284.30

Fortaleza Reposado

70cl, 40%
Destileria La Fortaleza

Fortaleza launched in 2005, but Guillermo Sauza's family have been making tequila for five generations going back to Don Cenobio who is said to have been the first person to export “mezcal de…  More info

Fortaleza Reposado
1
$75.76

Patrón Silver

70cl, 40%
Patrón

A top quality silver tequila from Patrón, this is fresh, crisp and very well rounded, with a touch of oak in the palate. Each bottle is signed and numbered, as well as bottled by hand.  More info

Patrón Silver
3
$48.35

Avión Silver Tequila

70cl, 40%
Avión

The entry level expression from the Avión tequila range. At the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, this tequila took home an impressive pair of awards - Best Silver Tequila and Best Unaged…  More info

Avión Silver Tequila
$47.97

Don Julio Añejo Tequila

70cl, 38%
Don Julio

An 18 month aged tequila from Don Julio. This is aged in American white oak barrels and the result is a citrussy, fruity tequila.  More info

Don Julio Añejo Tequila
6
$55.96

1800 Añejo Tequila

70cl, 38%
1800

An ultra premium tequila, 1800 Anejo is aged in small French oak barrels for over 12 months, with a small proportion of it aged in American oak for 3 years.  More info

1800 Añejo Tequila
3
$48.35

Gran Centenario Anejo

70cl, 38%
Gran Centenario

A beautiful añejo from Gran Centenario made with 100% Blue Agave. It is aged for 18 months in American oak barrels.  More info

Gran Centenario Anejo
2
$50.11

Ocho Blanco Tequila 2017 (Los Nopales)

50cl, 40%
Ocho

The 2017 harvest for Ocho tequila make from Rancho Los Nopales, made with agave grown for around 6 or 7 years. For a good long while prior to this crop, the land wasn't used for agave at all!  More info

Ocho Blanco Tequila 2017 (Los Nopales)
$26.37

UWA Reposado Tequila

70cl, 40%
UWA

This is a super premium, triple distilled, 100% blue weber agave reposado tequila, which was diluted to 40% ABV using volcanic spring water. But none of that is what truly makes this beauty stand…  More info

UWA Reposado Tequila
1
$66.86

1800 Silver Tequila - Swiss RE H.Q., London (Essential Artists)

75cl, 40%
1800

A release from the 8th Essential Artists series from 1800 Tequila, all of which feature awesomely designed labels from Puerto Rican artist Enoc Perez. The labels all depict rather striking pieces of…  More info

1800 Silver Tequila - Swiss RE H.Q., London (Essential Artists)
$39.38

Don Fulano Imperial 5 Year Old Tequila

70cl, 40%
Don Fulano

A very impressive anejo tequila from Don Fulano, which has been matured in French oak casks for a massive 5 years before it is bottled. With that sort of maturation comes plenty of rich, spicy notes,…  More info

Don Fulano Imperial 5 Year Old Tequila
$122.59

Corralejo Reposado Tequila

70cl, 38%
Tequila Corralejo

Fruity and peppery, this is an award-winning reposado from Corralejo, aged for four months in Encino, French and American oak casks. Named Best Reposado Tequila at the World Tequila Awards 2015.  More info

Corralejo Reposado Tequila
2
$46.99

Herradura Reposado Reserva 2016 - Port Cask Finish

70cl, 40%
Herradura

An updated version of Casa Herradura's original and successful reposado release from 2012, this Port Cask Finish Reposado was launched in November 2016. Produced in Amatitán, Jalisco - the process of…  More info

Herradura Reposado Reserva 2016 - Port Cask Finish
$77.19

El Espolòn Blanco Tequila

70cl, 40%
Destiladora San Nicolas

Blanco tequila from Destilladora San Nicolas in Los Altos, made with 100% blue agave and bottled without ageing. The name "Espolòn" comes from the spur of the rooster's foot, an important bird in…  More info

El Espolòn Blanco Tequila
2
$29.64

Ocho Reposado Tequila 2016 (Puerta del Aire)

50cl, 40%
Ocho

Here's the Reposado tequila from Ocho's 2016 harvest, which took place at Rancho Puerta del Aire. Light, elegant and enjoyably zesty.  More info

Ocho Reposado Tequila 2016 (Puerta del Aire)
$25.59

Patrón Añejo

70cl, 40%
Patrón

An aged tequila from perhaps the best-known quality producer in Mexico. The bottle itself is a hand-made piece of art, but the contents are truly sublime.  More info

Patrón Añejo
5
$59.02

Ocho Blanco Tequila 2016 (Puerta del Aire)

50cl, 40%
Ocho

Blanco tequila from the Ocho range, made with agave from Rancho Puerta del Aire - the agave plants used for this expression was seven years old before they were harvested.  More info

Ocho Blanco Tequila 2016 (Puerta del Aire)
$29.48

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