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 »
Don Pilar Anejo is made using Blue Agave grown on five ranches in Jalisco. The master distillers 'serenade' the agave must with Baroque music whilst it is fermenting for around 200 hours. Aged for 18 months in virgin American white oak, this is a buttery style of Tequila.
We're excited about this stuff: Partida Tequila was rated higher than any other leading Tequila brand in a recent taste test conducted by The Academy of Tequila, the official Tequila tasting board of Mexico. F. Paul Pacult has called Partida "simply the finest tequilas that money can buy".
San Matias Orgullo Anejo Tequila is made from Agave grown in the highlands of Jalisco, considered one of the best agave growing areas. Aged for 2 years in American oak barrels, this has notes of orange, apple and almonds.
Don Modesto Reposado Tequila is made from 100% Weber Blue Agave that is then infused with subtle hints of vanilla and citrus flavours and aged for 7 months in American white oak. An incredibly smooth Tequila that is delightful to sip.
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".
Don Fulano's anejo tequila is an aromatic expression aged for three years in a mixture of old and new French oak. Made from blue agave, this has dried fruit notes. Mix 60ml with 2 dashes of bitters, 1 and a half bar spoons of brown sugar and 3 orange peels for a fantastic acabado sedoso (martini).
Herradura Double Barrel Reposado was created for El Pinto restaurant in Albuquerque. Distilled from 100% blue weber Agave which was first rested in a toasted oak barrel for 11 months, before being transferred to a new oak barrel for the final month to add complexity and richness. A truly hand crafted Tequila.
A rare single barrel bottling of Ocho's Añejo tequila, bottled at an almost unheard of cask strength. This is about as close to drinking tequila straight from the wood, and is a great example of the brand's spirit focused style.
The Extra Anejo tequila from Ocho, made by the famed Camarena family who are also behind Tapatio and El Tesoro. It's aged for 3 years and a day using a mix of refill casks and new French oak to give a tasty and easy drinking tequila with a slab of woody complexity.
El Tesoro Paradiso combines the expertise of Don Felipe Camarena and Alain Royer of Fussigny to create a cognac cask aged extra anejo tequila packed full of elegant woody flavours. An incredible tequila. San Francisco WSC - Best Ultra-Aged Añejo Tequila
Berrueco Rock is a small batch anejo tequila. Each batch is aged in a single American Oak barrel charred to the max. This results in a toasty style of tequila that's proving especially popular with whisky lovers.