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 »
Aqua Riva Premium Reposado tequila is produced from 8 year old blue agave and pure volcanic spring water from Jalisco. Aged for at least 6 months for a light and delicate flavour, this has notes of almonds, apricots and dark chocolate. The brand is owned by celebrity Cleo Rocos.
A top-quality 100% agave tequila, Arette has become a firm favourite of UK bartenders and connoisseurs since its introduction in 2007. This anejo has delicious sweet vanilla alongside peppery notes and a silky mouthfeel. Excellent stuff.
Aged for 11 months (just one month short of being classed as an anejo), Herradura claim to be the first company to age their tequilas in wood, making this the first ever reposado. Superbly integrated flavours.
El Ultimo Tequilas are made by Hacienda de Oro in Jalisco. The Reposado, like the rest of the range, is known for its notes of sweet, roasted agave. A delightful tequila for use in cocktails or for sipping on its own.
A step up from the standard issue Olmeca, the name 'Altos' refers to the highlands of the tequila-producing region in Mexico, where the best 100% agave tequilas are made. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Tequila
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.
El Ultimo Tequilas are made by Hacienda de Oro in Jalisco. The Anejo, like the rest of the range, is known for its notes of sweet, roasted agave. A delicious tequila that is at home both when sipped neat or in cocktails.