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 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.
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
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.
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.