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 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.
An extra old Sotol, a spirit similar to tequila made using Dessert Spoon, a shrub native to Mexico and the southern USA. Hacienda de Chihuahua is one of the few commercially available and this is the pinnacle of what they make - aged for 5 years in new French oak barrels.
Made in small batches in earthenware pot stills, Real Minero mezcal is hand made and full of fantastic flavour. This mezcal is produced using the rare and slow maturing Tobala agave, giving it a unique flavour.
Del Maguey single-village mezcals are very rare and highly sought-after, having picked up the title of World's Best Mezcal at the World Spirits Competition every year from 1999-2002. This bottle of Tobala was made in Oaxaca.
A European release of the increasingly legendary Don Julio 1942 tequila, named for the eponymous Don who passed away in 2012. A rich, old and chocolatey tequila with the trademark pepper notes backed up by loads of fruit. Impressive.
A super premium tequila from Arette, Unique Extra Anejo is aged for 6 years and is produced from specially selected agave hearts for a rich and full bodied spirit. Please note that this is a 35cl bottle
A simply stunning 100% agave anejo from Carlos Camarena of the La Altena distillery. This Excelencia Gran Reserva Extra Anejo from Tapatio made shows incredible peppery agave character, with buttery grilled veg and a spicy kick. A simply stunning tequila, this is our own Tim F's all-time favourite.