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Tequila

Popular Tequila Types: Blanco Tequila | Joven Tequila | Reposado Tequila | Anejo Tequila | Extra Anejo 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.

Don Angel Oro Tequila

70cl, 38.0%
Don Angel

Gold tequila from the Don Angel range, likely to be used in a number of tequila-based cocktails on summer evenings.  More info

Don Angel Oro Tequila
$20.47

Villa Lobos Añejo

70cl, 40.0%
Villa Lobos

Before the Villa Lobos Añejo spends 2 years maturing in oak casks, it is rested in steel tanks for at least 6 months, an undertaking that master distiller Carlos Camarena says gives the tequila a…  More info

Villa Lobos Añejo
1
$36.26

901 Silver Tequila

70cl, 40.0%
Sauza

Sauza are bringing sexy back with a tequila that features Justin Trousersnake Timberlake in its marketing! It's triple-distilled and made with 100% blue agave. More importantly, however, "901 is…  More info

901 Silver Tequila
$29.60

Sierra Milenario Tequila Extra Añejo

70cl, 41.5%
Destilerias Sierra

An extra añejo tequila from the Sierra Milenario range, made with 100% agave and aged for three years in durmast oak casks. Boundless notes of oak-y spice, rich fruit and roasted agave shine through…  More info

Sierra Milenario Tequila Extra Añejo
$59.43

Cabrito Tequila Reposado

70cl, 38.0%
Tequila Cabrito

A 100% agave tequila from Arandas, Jalisco, which is aged before it's bottled to impart subtle touches of oak and caramel. A good choice for flavoursome margaritas.  More info

Cabrito Tequila Reposado
$30.29

Kah Blanco Tequila

70cl, 40.0%
Fabrica de Tequilas Finos

Presented in a charming bottle inspired by the traditional Calaveras used in Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations in Mexico, Kah Blanco Tequila would make a haunting handsome addition to…  More info

Kah Blanco Tequila
$51.86

Tequila XQ Añejo

70cl, 40.0%
Casa Tequila XQ

A rather "'xcellently" presented bottle of Tequila XQ Añejo, which is aged in a combination of American ex-bourbon, French Limousin and Mexican Encino wood casks. Get it? We said "'xcellently"…  More info

Tequila XQ Añejo
$60.26

Lunazul Añejo

70cl, 40.0%
Lunazul

A 100% agave tequila that's aged in ex-Bourbon barrels for 12 to 18 months.  More info

Lunazul Añejo
$33.52

Bambarria Reposado Tequila

70cl, 38.0%
Bambarria

This is the Reposado tequila from the Bambarria brand, made with 100% agave. A good value tequila, with a rather striking bottle that features not only an eagle with its claws outstretched, but also…  More info

Bambarria Reposado Tequila
$21.08

Don Julio Blanco Tequila

70cl, 38.0%
Don Julio

Citrussy and fresh, Don Julio's Blanco tequila was rated as "Classic" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This is their highest commendation, and it was awarded after their noted critic, F Paul Pacult after…  More info

Don Julio Blanco Tequila
1
$44.88

Gran Patrón Platinum Tequila

70cl, 40.0%
Patrón

A super premium silver tequila from Patrón. This is triple distilled and created using hand selected Waeber blue agave from Jalisco. The bottles and boxes are handcrafted, signed and numbered.  More info

Gran Patrón Platinum Tequila
1
$188.61

Gran Centenario Anejo

70cl, 38.0%
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
1
$45.79

Don Fulano Añejo

70cl, 40.0%
Don Fulano

Aged for three years in new and old French oak casks, the Don Fulano Anejo tequila has taken on a great deal of flavour, character and colour. Notes of dark chocolate, black cherry, almonds and…  More info

Don Fulano Añejo
$63.64

Arette Reposado

70cl, 38.0%
Arette

This corking reposado is aged for between 4 and 6 months in white oak. It is made 100% blue agave from Jalisco, and it is blended with water from Tequila mountain. This is a superb premium tequila…  More info

Arette Reposado
$28.27

Patrón Reposado

70cl, 40.0%
Patrón

Patrón Reposado is aged in oak for around 6 months. A great sipping Tequila, this also makes a fantastic Margarita. Each bottle is hand filled, signed and uniquely numbered.  More info

Patrón Reposado
1
$46.91

Tapatio 110 Blanco Tequila

50cl, 55.0%
La Altena

Tapatio Blanco Tequila - a back-bar stable, but not as you know it. This special edition of the classic tequila has been bottled at a higher strength of 110 proof (55% ABV), which has given it a…  More info

Tapatio 110 Blanco Tequila
4
$32.16

Don Fulano Imperial 5 Year Old Tequila

70cl, 40.0%
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
$110.10

Centinela Anejo

70cl, 38.0%
Tequila Centinela SA

The Centinela Anejo tequila is made with 100% agave and is aged for around 30 months in barrels previously used for maturing bourbon, before it is bottled. Well suited to sipping neat and being…  More info

Centinela Anejo
$61.78

Calle 23 Añejo

70cl, 40.0%
Calle 23

Calle 23 Añejo is distilled in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, using 100% agave, and spends 16 months resting in ex-bourbon barrels. The result is well-flavoured, with plenty of the vanilla…  More info

Calle 23 Añejo
1
$34.02

Casco Viejo Blanco Tequila

70cl, 38.0%
Casco Viejo

Blanco tequila from Casco Viejo, a family owned company which was started by Don Jose Agustin Camarena in 1938. Made with 100% agave. With classic peppery, fruity, herbal notes rippling through it,…  More info

Casco Viejo Blanco Tequila
$21.95

Arette Blanco

70cl, 38.0%
Arette

A silver tequila from Arette, this was launched in 2007 and is made at the El Llano distillery, which has been owned by the Orendain family since the early 20th century. This is bottled on site in…  More info

Arette Blanco
$26.42

Sierra Tequila Reposado

70cl, 38.0%
Destilerias Sierra

Reposado tequila from the immensely popular Sierra brand, complete with tiny gold-coloured plastic sombrero.  More info

Sierra Tequila Reposado
$21.04

Kah Day of the Dead Gift Pack

15cl, 45.0%
Fabrica de Tequilas Finos

A awesome gift pack from Kah Tequila, featuring three vibrantly decorated 5cl skull-shaped bottles, each one featuring one of their tasty tequilas. This includes their Blanco (40% ABV), their…  More info

Kah Day of the Dead Gift Pack
$34.55

Patrón Silver

70cl, 40.0%
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
2
$44.56

Villa Lobos Extra Añejo

70cl, 40.0%
Villa Lobos

At the top of the Villa Lobos range sits their Extra Añejo tequila, which spends at least 4 years ageing in oak barrels after spending at least 6 months resting in open steel tanks. This process…  More info

Villa Lobos Extra Añejo
$40.61

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