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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.

Casa Dragones Joven Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 40%
Casa Dragones

A very stylish gift pack of Casa Dragones Joven Tequila, alongside two particularly swish glasses to enjoy it from. The expression itself is made with a blend of silver and well-aged spirits, making…  More info

Casa Dragones Joven Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
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$325.60

Centinela Blanco

70cl, 40%
Tequila Centinela SA

A vibrant, flavoursome unaged tequila from Centinela, suitable for cocktails or enjoying neat and over ice. Made with 100% agave in Jalisco, Mexico, by a family with over 100 years of history in…  More info

Centinela Blanco
$52.23
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Ocho Reposado Tequila 2011 (El Puertecito)

50cl, 40%
Ocho

This is Tequila from Ocho is a Resposado which translates into English as 'rested' meaning that it has spent at least two months in wooden casks or vats. Tequila doesn't require the same period of…  More info

Ocho Reposado Tequila 2011 (El Puertecito)
$108.49
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Sierra Milenario Tequila Añejo

70cl, 41.5%
Destilerias Sierra

Añejo tequila from Sierra's Milenario range, which is allowed to mature for up to 18 months in American white oak casks. Rich and chocolatey stuff, this.  More info

Sierra Milenario Tequila Añejo
$62.69

Terralta Extra Añejo

75cl, 40%
Terralta

An extra añejo expression produced by Felipe Camarena for his Terralta Tequila range. To age the extra añejo, Camarena uses casks that have ages añejo three times, which allows the mature agave notes…  More info

Terralta Extra Añejo
$70.37

Tres Sombreros Reposado

70cl, 38%
Tres Sombreros

A reposado tequila (which means that it’s rested in oak casks for between two and twelve months) from Tres Sombreros. “When the passion for crafts becomes tequila” they say, which we think refers to…  More info

Tres Sombreros Reposado
$32.63
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Salitos Gold

70cl, 38%
Salitos

This expression from Salitos goes through a double distillation before it's placed into barrels to rest. The Tequila takes on some buttery, mature notes alongside the fresh grassy flavours from the…  More info

Salitos Gold
$32.51

Sierra Milenario Tequila Blanco

70cl, 41.5%
Destilerias Sierra

Triple distilled, 100% blue agave tequila from Sierra's Milenario range. Very high quality blanco tequila, suitable for sipping, but also for splashing in cocktails.  More info

Sierra Milenario Tequila Blanco
$53.13
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Salitos Silver

70cl, 38%
Salitos

Here we have the unaged Silver expression from Salitos! The fresh, grassy Tequila is produced from Blue Weber agave after they've grown to maturity at eight years old, which is then fermented and…  More info

Salitos Silver
$31.43
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La Serpiente Emplumada Reposado

70cl, 40%
La Serpiente Emplumada

Reposado tequila from La Serpiente Emplumada, produced using 100% blue agave. 'La Serpiente Emplumada' means 'The Feathered Snake' in Spanish...  More info

La Serpiente Emplumada Reposado
$43.30

Sierra Antiguo Plata

70cl, 40%
Destilerias Sierra

Blanco or 'Plata' tequila from Sierra Antiguo - unlike the añejo it doesn't seem to come with a sombrero on the lid...  More info

Sierra Antiguo Plata
$36.32
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Curado Tequila Blanco - Infusión de Agave Cupreata

70cl, 40%
Curado

The Curado Tequila range is rather interesting as it is made with 100% Blue Weber agave (so far, so normal), but after distillation it's infused with cooked agave of different varieties. This…  More info

Curado Tequila Blanco - Infusión de Agave Cupreata
$47.22

Reserva del Señor Blanco

70cl, 38%
Reserva del Señor

It's a blanco Tequila from Reserva del Señor, a range of agave-based deliciousness that dates all the way back to the 1940s. Interestingly, despite being a blanco expression, it was allowed to rest…  More info

Reserva del Señor Blanco
$28.75

Ocho 8/8/8

70cl, 48.8%
Ocho

A limited-edition Extra Añejo Tequila from the wonderful Ocho. The Tequila was distilled in 2008, and left to mature in for eight years and eight months in American white oak casks, casks which…  More info

Ocho 8/8/8
$510.19

La Certeza Reposado

70cl, 40%
La Certeza

Brand new tequila on the market, La Certeza Reposado is an extraordinary reposado with vanilla sweet, cinnamon led spiciness.  More info

La Certeza Reposado
$43.36
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Arette Suave Añejo

70cl, 38%
Arette

This is the Añejo expression from Arette's premium tequila range, Suave (a choice name, we have to say). They store the spirit for 6 months in steel tank to allow it to mellow, before transferring it…  More info

Arette Suave Añejo
$70.02

Goya Single Estate Blanco

50cl, 40%
Goya

This Blanco Tequila was produced from blue agave harvested exclusively from one farm. Hence the name. The organically-grown piñas are harvested, roasted and double distilled all on the estate. Seeing…  More info

Goya Single Estate Blanco
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$49.88

Arette Suave Reposado

70cl, 38%
Arette

From the Arette Suave range comes a Reposado tequila made with 100% agave, matured in American oak casks for 11 months. Top quality stuff, well worth splashing out on.  More info

Arette Suave Reposado
$60.19

Gran Orendain Extra Añejo 7 Year Old

75cl, 40%
Gran Orendain

Sitting at the top of the Gran Orendain range is the Extra Añejo 7 Year Old tequila. Made with the same agave sourced from the hill of Tepecoste as the rest of the series, this expression spends…  More info

Gran Orendain Extra Añejo 7 Year Old
$192.92

Ocho Single Estate - La Latilla Añejo - 2015 Harvest

70cl, 40%
Ocho

Single estate Añejo tequila from Rancho La Latilla, made with agave from their 2015 harvest. This was bottled by the fantastic folks from Ocho.  More info

Ocho Single Estate - La Latilla Añejo - 2015 Harvest
$64.65

Sauza Tres Generaciones Reposado Tequila

70cl, 38%
Sauza

Sauza's Reposado Tequila from their premium Tres Generaciones range is a sweet, spicy spirit, triple-distilled from 100% blue agave and aged in American oak barrels for at least four months.  More info

Sauza Tres Generaciones Reposado Tequila
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$57.48
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Padre Azul Blanco Tequila

70cl, 38%
Padre Azul

This blanco Tequila from Padre Azul is double distilled from roasted agave, and bottled without maturation. The name 'Azul' refers to the Blue Weber agave, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that…  More info

Padre Azul Blanco Tequila
$92.21

El Amo Añejo Cristalino

75cl, 38%
El Amo

Here we have an Añejo Cristalino from El Amo, which has been aged in American white oak. If you're not familiar with cristalino Tequila, it's aged Tequila which has then been filtered, hence why it's…  More info

El Amo Añejo Cristalino
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$47.71

Arette Fuerte

70cl, 50.5%
Arette

This is a blanco tequila from the excellent Arette, bottled at 50.5% ABV. You'll usually find tequila bottled at around 40%, with higher-strength expression like this being few and far between -…  More info

Arette Fuerte
$50.97
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Ocho Single Estate - Jamaican Rum Cask Finish

70cl, 48%
Ocho

The wonderful Ocho and Plantation rum have joined forces in the limited edition bottling. The Añejo Tequila from Ocho was initially matured for 12 months in American white oak casks, before it was…  More info

Ocho Single Estate - Jamaican Rum Cask Finish
$105.24

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