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 »
This delicious reposado from Tapatio is rested for four months in ex-Bourbon casks to round out the flavour and tame the edges of the more robust Blanco. Without wishing to sound too much like Alan Partidge, this is Textbook Stuff.
Aqua Riva Blanco Tequila is owned by celebrity comedy actress Cleo Rocos. It's produced from 100% Blue Weber agave and is intended to be a "bar" tequila, specifically for cocktails. On the palate, there is a hint of citrus fruit and white pepper with a light tingle on the tongue.
A top-quality 100% agave white tequila, Arette has become a firm favourite of UK bartenders and connoisseurs since its introduction in 2007. Bags more character than you'd expect from normal silver tequila.
Aqua Riva Reposado Tequila is intended to be a "bar" tequila, specifically for cocktails. It is produced from 100% Blue Weber agave. On the palate, there are hints of caramel biscuits and delicate ripe fruit. The brand is owned by comedy actress (amongst other things) Cleo Rocos.
A 100% agave blanco 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 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 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.