Tequila's flamboyant, fun-loving, party image is a great start. But when the party's over tequila gets (often unfairly) blamed for the worst hangovers. Nowadays, though, the message is finally getting through: tequila deserves to be sipped and savoured, with a host of brands now enthralling connoisseurs as readily as enticing newcomers. Read More »
A 100% agave reposado tequila from Tierra de Agaves, Lunazul is part-owned by Heaven Hill Dsitilleries. The brand has a marketing riff based on the 'spirit of the wolf', but we won't hold that against them.
A white sotol, made in Mexico from Desert Spoon in a similar manner to tequila, produced by Hacienda de Chihuahua in the north of the country. It's a clean tasting and crisp example of this rarely exported spirit.
A special release of Tapatio's unaged blanco tequila, bottled at a higher strength of 55% (110 proof). A more concentrated flavour, with pepper and fruit, which works well when sipped but can also hold up to other strong flavours in cocktails.
901 is a super-premium silver 100% agave tequila, which is, unusually, triple-distilled. However its main claim to fame is that it's part-owned by Justin Timberlake. But don't let that put you off, it's already scored 90 points (Excellent / Highly Recommended) on tequila.net.
Gran Centenario Rosangel is a 100% Agave Reposado Tequila aged for an additional 2 months in Port barrels, which gives the tequila its delightful peachy colour. The Tequila undergoes a process of natural infusion with hibiscus flowers.
A gorgeous 100% agave tequila from La Altena distillery, home of Master Distiller Carlos Camarena. A truly authentic handmade anejo, Tapatio is distilled to strength and bottled without dilution to retain the true flavours of the spirit. This anejo is aged for around 18 months in ex-bourbon casks.
A bottle of Reserva de Mexico Tequila Blanco. Produced at Agroindustrias Casa Ramirez, this is made from 100% Agave and comes in the brand's distinctively shaped bottle and attractive label. This is an excellent value blanco Tequila and will lend itself to use in cocktails.