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 fabulous reposado, winner of a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2006. Cabo Wabo mature it in American oak casks for 4 to 6 months before bottling to add a spiciness to the tequila.
Sauza's super-premium tequila, Tres Generaciones is named for the three generations of the family that have helped develop their range. They triple distill their spirit and the reposado is aged in American oak for a minimum of 4 months.
A phenomenal smooth, spicy blanco. Siete Leguas means 'seven leagues' and was the name of Pancho Villa's favourite horse. The company that produces Siete Leguas is most famous for having produced Patron at the time when that brand was building its reputation as the best premium tequila in town. Not cheap, but a must-have for tequila nuts.
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".
A very special luxury tequila, blended using reposado, anejo and extra anejo 100% agave tequilas. The blend is then subject to a proprietary filtering process that removes the colour while at the same time making the tequila exceptionally smooth and creamy in texture. Maestro Dobel Diamond looks set to take the premium tequila market by storm.
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.