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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.

Sierra Milenario Tequila Fumado

70cl, 41.5%
Destilerias Sierra

A curious creation from Sierra's Milenario range, made with agave which has been smoked after being cooked. The result is an interesting tipple boasting a robust smokiness (perhaps taking inspiration…  More info

Sierra Milenario Tequila Fumado
$57.44

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
$59.87

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
$51.03

Arette Gran Clase Extra Añejo (43%)

70cl, 43%
Arette

An Extra Añejo tequila from the Arette selection. You'll want to give this one your full attention, because the long-maturation has imparted a wealth of flavour.  More info

Arette Gran Clase Extra Añejo (43%)
$140.53

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
$61.65

Arette Suave Blanco

70cl, 38%
Arette

Blanco tequila from Arette's premium Suave range, which is allowed to rest for six months in stainless steel tanks before bottling, which helps to mellow the spirit's flavour profile. The name,…  More info

Arette Suave Blanco
$56.64

Ocho Extra Añejo 2012 (El Refugio)

70cl, 40%
Ocho

An extra añejo tequila from the Ocho range, made with agave from Rancho El Refugio harvested in 2012. The agave produced here is high in sugar content due in part to the high elevation of the Rancho…  More info

Ocho Extra Añejo 2012 (El Refugio)
$86.81

Olmeca Altos Añejo

70cl, 40%
Olmeca Tequila

Olmeca launched their Altos Añejo Tequila in mid-2016, adding to the range's Plata and Resposado expressions. They age this tequila for 18 months in oak casks before bottling, making it well-suited…  More info

Olmeca Altos Añejo
$30.74

Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado 200th Anniversary - 1995

38cl, 0%
Jose Cuervo

A collectable half-bottle of Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado Tequila, released in 1995 in celebration of their 200th anniversary! Please note that the label does not state the ABV of this product…  More info

Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado 200th Anniversary - 1995
$62.21

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
$30.07

Blue Hour Tequila Blanco

70cl, 40%
Blue Hour

The Blanco expression from the Blue Hour tequila range. The name is a reference to the ethereal colour of twilight just before the sun rises.  More info

Blue Hour Tequila Blanco
$41.47

Blue Hour Tequila Reposado

70cl, 40%
Blue Hour

Reposado tequila from the Blue Hour range, named as a reference to the twilight just before the sun rises. Ought to be good for enjoying in a cocktail or simply enjoyed neat.  More info

Blue Hour Tequila Reposado
$46.65

Agave De Oro Reposado

70cl, 35%
Arette

A good value for money Reposado tequila, made from 100% agave. Tequila-based-cocktail deliciousness awaits!  More info

Agave De Oro Reposado
$35.44

Dulce Vida Tequila Reposado 100° Proof

70cl, 50%
Dulce Vida Spirits

Made with organic agave, aged in bourbon barrels for 11 months and bottled at 50% ABV, the Dulce Vida Reposado Tequila is rather well suited to enjoying neat as well as being used in cocktails.  More info

Dulce Vida Tequila Reposado 100° Proof
$60.46

Mejor Añejo

75cl, 40%
Mejor Tequila Company

An Añejo tequila from the Mejor range (which is rather well known for their Mejor Pink Tequila), made with single estate agave and aged for 19 to 24 months in American oak barrels before being…  More info

Mejor Añejo
$48.47

Mejor Reposado

75cl, 40%
Mejor Tequila Company

A rather stylish Reposado tequila from Mejor, known for using single estate agave to craft their spirits. This expression is allowed to mature for 11 months in American oak.  More info

Mejor Reposado
$46.85

Herencia de Plata Reposado

70cl, 38%
Herencia

A Reposado tequila from the Herencia de Plata range, produced by Tequilas del Señor in Jalisco, Mexico.  More info

Herencia de Plata Reposado
$37.17

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
$31.16

Tres Sombreros Blanco

70cl, 38%
Tres Sombreros

Tres Sombreros, the tequila with three sombreros on the bottle.  More info

Tres Sombreros Blanco
$30.21

Viviana Reposado

70cl, 38%
Viviana La Mexicana

A high quality mixto made with 80% agave by Feliciano Vivanco and rested in American oak ex-Jack Daniel's barrels.  More info

Viviana Reposado
$25.34

Clase Azul Añejo Tequila

70cl, 40%
Clase Azul

A super-premium añejo tequila from Clase Azul, presented in their instantly recognisable decanter. Made using traditional Mexican unfired clay methods, before European glazing techniques and hand…  More info

Clase Azul Añejo Tequila
$604.89

Berrueco Rock Añejo Tequila

75cl, 40%
Casa Berrueco

Berrueco Rock Añejo is a well-aged single barrel tequila excellent for sipping neat on a long, warming evening. They use heavily charred oak barrels to mature the 100% blue agave-based spirit.  More info

Berrueco Rock Añejo Tequila
$90.15

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
$43.49

1800 Select Silver Tequila

75cl, 50%
1800

1800 Select Silver Tequila comes presented at 50% - a rather rare sight for tequila, many of which you'll likely see bottled around the 40% ABV mark. This bumped-up ABV leads to a spirit that stands…  More info

1800 Select Silver Tequila
$51.27

Mariachi Añejo Tequila - 1980s

75cl, 40%
Seagram's

So '80s. So mariachi. So pleasing. A rare old bottle of añejo tequila. "Don't You Want Me Baby?"  More info

Mariachi Añejo Tequila - 1980s
$124.41

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