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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.

Tequila Advent Calendar - Classic Style (2019 Edition)

72cl, 39.9%
Drinks by the Dram

Tequila is a terrific spirit. This is a known thing. Drinks by the Dram's Advent Calendar are also marvellous. You get where we're going with this one, don't you? The Tequila Advent Calendar is here!…  More info

Tequila Advent Calendar - Classic Style (2019 Edition)
$128.46

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
$66.31

Batanga Tequila Blanco

70cl, 38%
Casa Orendain

Batanga blanco Tequila is produced at the Casa Orendain, which was founded all the way back in 1926! It's distilled using 100% agave, harvested from the Orendain plantation and fermented with yeast…  More info

Batanga Tequila Blanco
$25.65
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Satryna Blanco Tequila

70cl, 38%
Satryna

From the wonderful Satryna comes an unaged Blanco Tequila, produced in small batches from triple distilled blue Weber agave sourced near Guadalajara. The fresh, grassy spirit is presented in a rather…  More info

Satryna Blanco Tequila
$64.25

Herradura Añejo

70cl, 40%
Herradura

A very good quality Añejo from Herradura. This was introduced in 1962, and was the first commercially available tequila of its type. It also won Golds at both the coveted International Wine and…  More info

Herradura Añejo
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$54.11
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La Serpiente Emplumada Extra Añejo

70cl, 40%
La Serpiente Emplumada

At the peak of the Serpiente Emplumada range is their Extra Añejo tequila! A golden label for an equally golden hue of the spirit...  More info

La Serpiente Emplumada Extra Añejo
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$66.57

Cenote Reposado Tequila

70cl, 40%
Cenote

Master distiller Arturo Fuentes and master blender Alejandro Garcia Páez create the Cenote Tequila range using blue agave which has matured for at least 6 years. Following distillation, the Reposado…  More info

Cenote Reposado Tequila
$49.17
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Cabrito Tequila Blanco (40%)

70cl, 40%
Tequila Cabrito

Blanco tequila produced in Arandas in the Jalisco region, made using 100% agave. There's a goat on the label. It's looking at you expectantly.  More info

Cabrito Tequila Blanco (40%)
$28.28

El Torito Silver

70cl, 35%
Polini Group S.r.I

An unaged El Torito Tequila, which was made in Mexico. Perfect for a Paloma, just make sure you've got enough fresh grapefruit juice!  More info

El Torito Silver
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$17.43

Tequila Advent Calendar - Classic Themed Style (2019 Edition)

72cl, 39.6%
Drinks by the Dram

Tequila is a terrific spirit. This is a known thing. Drinks by the Dram's Advent Calendar are also marvellous. You get where we're going with this one, don't you? The Tequila Advent Calendar is here!…  More info

Tequila Advent Calendar - Classic Themed Style (2019 Edition)
$127.43
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Lunazul Blanco

75cl, 40%
Lunazul

Lunazul Blanco is a simple, great-quality Tequila. It is double distilled in stills once used in Cognac production.  More info

Lunazul Blanco
$32.13
$28.92
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Cenote Cristalino Tequila

70cl, 40%
Cenote

A particularly exciting Tequila from the cracking Cenote range, which has been aged in for over a year in American oak casks. You might notice that this expression doesn't have the same golden hue as…  More info

Cenote Cristalino Tequila
$72.95

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
$41.01

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
$71.05
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Ocho Blanco Tequila 2016 (Puerta del Aire)

50cl, 40%
Ocho

A blanco Tequila from Ocho, harvested in 2016 from Rancho Puerta del Aire. This agave field is located only a few kilometres from the distillery itself, La Alteña, which continues to use traditional…  More info

Ocho Blanco Tequila 2016 (Puerta del Aire)
$39.02

Cabrito Tequila Reposado (40%)

70cl, 40%
Tequila Cabrito

The Reposado expression from Cabrito Tequila, bottled at 40% ABV. The goat on the label seems pretty chill, which is nice. Sweet beard, too.  More info

Cabrito Tequila Reposado (40%)
$28.79

Ambhar Tequila Plata

70cl, 40%
Ambhar

A small batch Tequila made with 100% blue weber agave, Ambhar's Plata expression is made with agave from both the highlands and the lowlands. It's distilled in Jalisco not once, but five times before…  More info

Ambhar Tequila Plata
$40.05

Terralta Blanco

75cl, 40%
Terralta

An excellent blanco tequila from the Terralta range, produced by Felipe Camarena and his team. Great for cocktails, but Camarena has made a blanco tequila that is more than suitable for sipping neat…  More info

Terralta Blanco
$43.01

Maestro Dobel Humito

70cl, 40%
Maestro Dobel

A smoked silver tequila here from Maestro Dobel. While smoky agave notes are more commonly associated with tequila's more rustic brother Mezcal, the distillers from Maestro Dobel looked to replicate…  More info

Maestro Dobel Humito
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$45.19
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Pasote Reposado

75cl, 40%
Pasote Tequila

A reposado that doesn't simply tread the safe, middle ground between blanco and anejo that so may are prone to do - Pasote Reposado is a real treat. Made in Felipe Camarena's distillery, El Pandillo,…  More info

Pasote Reposado
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$48.52

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
$43.13

San Matias Tahona Blanco

70cl, 38%
San Matias

In celebration of San Matias' 130th anniversary, the Tequila produced looked to the past to see what they should do next - the result was San Matias Tahona, a Tequila made exclusively using agave…  More info

San Matias Tahona Blanco
$60.61

Maestro Dobel Silver

70cl, 40%
Maestro Dobel

A silver tequila from the Maestro Dobel range, made by a family with 11 generations of tequila-production experience. Great in a cocktail, but its double distillation does make it a good choice for…  More info

Maestro Dobel Silver
$44.86
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Gran Orendain Añejo

70cl, 38%
Gran Orendain

Añejo tequila produced by Orendain family and released as part of their very handsome Gran Orendain range, all of which are made with agave grown on the hill of Tepecoste. This particular expression…  More info

Gran Orendain Añejo
3
$42.70

Ambhar Tequila Añejo

70cl, 40%
Ambhar

Ambhar's Añejo Tequila is made from 100% blue weber agave five times distilled in Jalisco, Mexico. The spirit is then aged for around two years in American oak barrels sourced from Jack Daniel's in…  More info

Ambhar Tequila Añejo
$52.38

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