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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.

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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$17.44

Montezuma Gold Tequila

70cl, 40%
Montezuma

Produced by the Montezuma company, this is a gold-coloured Reposado tequila which was aged in oak for less than two months before bottling.  More info

Montezuma Gold Tequila
4
$19.06

Casamigos Blanco Tequila

70cl, 40%
Casamigos

Casamigos Blanco is a light, refreshing tequila, made with 100% agave, which ripples with notes of freshly chopped herbs (think mint leaves), vanilla and subtle agave. The Casamigos brand is the…  More info

Casamigos Blanco Tequila
$51.27

Casa Dragones Blanco

70cl, 40%
Casa Dragones

It's the Blanco expression from Casa Dragones, distilled exclusively from Blue Weber agave. Totally unaged, it's bottled up at 40% ABV it all its fresh agave glory. This would make an absolutely…  More info

Casa Dragones Blanco
$92.54

Kah Reposado Tequila (40%)

70cl, 40%
Fabrica de Tequilas Finos

Have you ever looked around your place of residence and thought to yourself, "We need more skulls"? Well, here's a tasty way to alleviate that issue - a bottle of Kah Resposado Tequila, shaped like a…  More info

Kah Reposado Tequila (40%)
$56.53

Fortaleza Blanco Still Strength

70cl, 46%
Destileria La Fortaleza

A higher-strength variation of Fortaleza excellent Blanco Tequila. Ought to stand out very well in cocktails and mixed drinks...  More info

Fortaleza Blanco Still Strength
$73.68
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Ocho Blanco Tequila 2019 (La Coruña)

50cl, 40%
Ocho

Another stellar single estate Tequila from Ocho, this Blanco expression was produced with agave from rancho La Coruña. The rocky agave field is surrounded by pine and fruit trees, which has an impact…  More info

Ocho Blanco Tequila 2019 (La Coruña)
$23.62

Olmeca Reposado Tequila

70cl, 38%
Olmeca Tequila

Made using hand-harvested, hand-selected Agave, this reposado Tequila has rested in Oak barrels for over 1 year prior to release.  More info

Olmeca Reposado Tequila
$22.01

Herradura Plata

70cl, 40%
Herradura

Produced by Casa Herradura in the Sierre-Madre mountain range, this fine Plata Tequila is aged for forty days in oak barrels before bottling. It is distilled from nothing but 100% blue agave plants…  More info

Herradura Plata
$40.07
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AquaRiva Reposado Handmade Tequila

70cl, 40%
AquaRiva

AquaRiva's premium tequila is made from selected 8 year old blue agaves and apparently "if you love life you will love" this Reposado, rested for over 6 months in oak casks. Yay, life!  More info

AquaRiva Reposado Handmade Tequila
$33.38
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Ocho Reposado Tequila 2018 (El Bajio)

50cl, 40%
Ocho

Yet another single estate Tequila from the Ocho range - this time using agave from Rancho El Bajio. This one is a reposado, so expect a helping of earthy, vanilla-rich oak among the vegetal agave…  More info

Ocho Reposado Tequila 2018 (El Bajio)
$24.64

Kah Anejo Tequila

70cl, 40%
Fabrica de Tequilas Finos

Kah Anejo Tequila is matured for 2 years in American white oak casks, before being placed into these Dia de los Muertos-inspired bottles, shaped like skulls. This one even has more skulls painted…  More info

Kah Anejo Tequila
$63.74
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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
$30.81
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Tequila Advent Calendar (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 (2019 Edition)
$128.55

Gran Orendain Extra Añejo 3 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

75cl, 40%
Gran Orendain

Extra Añejo Tequila from the Gran Orendain, aged for 3 years before being bottled at 40% ABV. These tequilas are made using agave grown atop the the hill of Tepecoste in Jalisco. This particular…  More info

Gran Orendain Extra Añejo 3 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
$61.70

Hijos de Villa Tequila Blanco Pistol

20cl, 40%
Licores Veracruz

You're thinking, did I have 5 Tequila Slammers, or 6? You gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well do ya, punk?'This handsome set is the perfect gift for any tequila fan! It contains…  More info

Hijos de Villa Tequila Blanco Pistol
$26.75

La Chica Tequila Gold

70cl, 38%
La Chica

A lovely Gold tequila from La Chica, made for cocktails, and itching to be shaken up into a tasty Margarita!  More info

La Chica Tequila Gold
$19.49
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Arette Blanco

70cl, 38%
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
$28.43
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Tapatio Añejo Tequila

50cl, 38%
La Altena

A quality 100% blue agave Mexican tequila that's double distilled to the desired strength and then bottled without the need for any water to be added!  More info

Tapatio Añejo Tequila
$34.60
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Padre Azul Reposado Tequila

70cl, 38%
Padre Azul

Padre Azul Reposado is distilled from agave which is cooked slowly at low temperatures, meaning that it keeps more of those sweeter notes. After a double distillation, it's matured in oak bourbon…  More info

Padre Azul Reposado Tequila
$93.56

Corralejo Añejo

70cl, 38%
Tequila Corralejo

Corralejo mature their Añejo tequila for 12 months in new, charred American oak barrels before putting it into the beautiful red bottles. A gorgeous, smoky tequila, ready for sipping.  More info

Corralejo Añejo
$36.27
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Rooster Rojo Reposado Tequila

70cl, 38%
Rooster Rojo

Produced and distilled in the heart of Tequila, Mexico, by Fabrica de Tequilas, this reposado was made with blue agave that was cooked in autoclaves using steam for 10 hours. A special yeast is then…  More info

Rooster Rojo Reposado Tequila
$27.73

Avión Reserva 44

70cl, 40%
Avión

At the peak of the Avión Tequila range sits the Reserva 44 Extra Añejo. This expression spends 43 months sitting in oak cask, before being transferred over smaller casks for a final month (these…  More info

Avión Reserva 44
$113.17

Pasote Blanco

75cl, 40%
Pasote Tequila

Made from pure blue agave, Pasote Blanco tequila is bottled immediately after distillation, and looks as good as it tastes. The steely silver spirit is showcased in a clear bottle and makes for some…  More info

Pasote Blanco
$43.21

Ocho Extra Añejo 2014 (La Magueyera)

70cl, 40%
Ocho

Well-aged tequila from the Ocho selection, produced using agave from the La Magueyera estate harvested back in 2014. Incredible stuff - definitely one for sipping slowly and enjoying.  More info

Ocho Extra Añejo 2014 (La Magueyera)
$86.91
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