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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 30-30 Blanco

70cl, 40%
30-30

This blanco tequila from 30-30 was double-distilled using 100% agave in the picturesque Capilla de Guadalupe situated in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.  More info

Tequila 30-30 Blanco
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$29.93

Rooster Rojo Añejo Tequila

70cl, 38%
Rooster Rojo

This añejo Tequila was made with blue agave, using the Fabrica de Tequilas method of cooking the piña with steam in autoclaves for 10 hours. A special yeast is added to the agave juices prior to…  More info

Rooster Rojo Añejo Tequila
1
$30.05

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
$30.05

Tres Sombreros Blanco

70cl, 38%
Tres Sombreros

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

Tres Sombreros Blanco
$30.24
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AquaRiva Blanco

70cl, 38%
AquaRiva

Produced with nothing but 100% Blue Weber Agave, AquaRiva's Blanco is a deliciously flavoursome silver tequila, made with agave and water from the Jalisco highlands. Try it in cocktails - it makes a…  More info

AquaRiva Blanco
1
$30.44
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Arette Reposado

70cl, 38%
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
1
$30.44
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Olmeca Altos Plata

70cl, 38%
Olmeca Tequila

Made of 100% agave from Los Altos, high up in Jalisco, Mexico, Olmeca Altos Plata is a blanco tequila, perfect for margaritas.  More info

Olmeca Altos Plata
2
$30.71
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VIVIR Tequila Blanco

70cl, 40%
VIVIR

Made with 100% Blue Weber agave at the distillery in Jalisco, VIVIR's Blanco Tequila is double distilled and blended with local water from a volcanic spring. A wonderfully smooth Tequila that would…  More info

VIVIR Tequila Blanco
4
$36.28
$30.84

Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver

70cl, 38%
Jose Cuervo

A 100% agave, unaged tequila from the classic stable of Jose Cuervo. Excellent entry level stuff, great for cocktails but with enough character to enjoy neat.  More info

Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver
1
$30.96
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1800 Tequila Reposado

70cl, 38%
1800

After spending up to a year in oak casks, this 1800 Reposado Tequila is ready for Margaritas, Sunrises or even enjoyed neat. Beautiful golden hue to this, too.  More info

1800 Tequila Reposado
3
$31.09
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Olmeca Altos Reposado

70cl, 38%
Olmeca Tequila

An award winning Reposado, including a gold medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Plus, let's face it, the bottle is pretty spiffy!  More info

Olmeca Altos Reposado
1
$31.09

El Espolòn Reposado Tequila

70cl, 40%
Destiladora San Nicolas

This is the El Espolòn Reposado Tequila, produced by Destilladora San Nicolas in Los Altos. After distillation, which includes playing rock music in the factories to "inspire" the agave, the Reposado…  More info

El Espolòn Reposado Tequila
$31.09
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Pueblo Viejo Añejo

70cl, 38%
San Matias

Pueblo Viejo Añejo Tequila is made with 100% blue agave, which is then rested for 18 months in American white oak barrels. A wonderful Tequila with a satin-esque mouth-feel.  More info

Pueblo Viejo Añejo
$31.09

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
$31.09

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
$31.20
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VIVIR Tequila Reposado

70cl, 40%
VIVIR

VIVIR Tequila Reposado is made with 100% blue weber agave, and allowed to mature in in bourbon oak casks for at least 6 months before making its way into the handsome bottles. Suitable for enjoying…  More info

VIVIR Tequila Reposado
5
$37.32
$31.72
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Lunazul Añejo

70cl, 40%
Lunazul

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

Lunazul Añejo
$35.24
$31.72
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Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado

70cl, 38%
Jose Cuervo

100% agave tequila from Jose Cuervo tequila, aged shortly in white oak barrels. The peppery notes from the Silver Tradicional are dialled back in the Reposado, in their place, you'll find sweeter…  More info

Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado
2
$31.80
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Tequila 30-30 Reposado

70cl, 40%
30-30

This reposado tequila was crafted in Capilla de Guadalupe using 100% Agave before it was aged in white oak for seven months. The 30-30 name is derived from a rifle that was used to defeat the French…  More info

Tequila 30-30 Reposado
1
$32.12

Gran Centenario Plata

70cl, 38%
Gran Centenario

A great silver tequila, Gran Centenario is made with 10 year old agave plants which are cooked in stone ovens. This is slowly distilled and aged in oak.  More info

Gran Centenario Plata
1
$32.46
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Sierra Antiguo Añejo Tequila

70cl, 40%
Destilerias Sierra

Añejo tequila from the Sierra Antiguo range, which is made using 100% blue agave and matured for 26 months in oak casks, which has imparted colour, character and complexity to the vibrant spirits. A…  More info

Sierra Antiguo Añejo Tequila
1
$33.17
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Corazón Blanco

70cl, 40%
Corazón

Corazón certainly knows how to make great tequila and this delicious, unaged Blanco is proof. A single estate tequila that shines in Margaritas or other cocktails, it won a Double Gold medal at the…  More info

Corazón Blanco
$33.17
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Reserva del Señor Reposado

70cl, 38%
Reserva del Señor

The Reserva del Señor range dates back to the 1940s - and in that time, the producer has certainly created more than its fair share of ace Tequila. This particular expression is the Reserva del Señor…  More info

Reserva del Señor Reposado
$33.17

Pueblo Viejo Reposado

70cl, 40%
San Matias

A delicious 100% agave Reposado tequila from the Pueblo Viejo range. Enjoyably spicy, which should work excellent with sweet, zesty lime juice...  More info

Pueblo Viejo Reposado
$33.17

Tequila XQ Blanco

70cl, 40%
Casa Tequila XQ

An unaged, 100% blue agave tequila from the Tequila XQ brand, presented in a particularly funky bottle. This Blanco expression is bright with agave, fruit and subtle white pepper notes. Please…  More info

Tequila XQ Blanco
$33.40
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