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 »
Hacienda de Chihuahua's Anejo Sotol is a 24 month old sotol, matured in French oak barrels and made in Mexico from the Desert Spoon shrub. It picked up a Tequila.net's Best Sotol award in 2011 and is an excellent example of the 'Other Other' spirit of Mexico.
A traditionally made tequila from Jalisco, Tezon is made from agave hearts crushed using an old-school stone tahona that itself is made from 'Tezontle', a volcanic rock. Twice distilled for a clean tasting spirit.
Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal is made with 80% mezcal from San Luis Del Rio, mixed with 20% pure agave syrup, so expect it to be quite sweet. As the bottle proudly proclaims, "For women only...and a few strong men".
Chamucos, which means devil or demon in Mexico, is made from 100% Weber Blue Agave under the watchful eye of master distiller Wilfrido Ortega Casas. A number of techniques are applied to bring the best out of these Agave plants including "playing Classical music during distillation".