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 »
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).
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.
A small batch artisanal blanco Tequila from Corazon. Aged in barrels which were previously used to age Buffalo Trace's 'Antique Collection", and then filtered. The result is a rich, sweet and citrus-laden Tequila.
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.
A really sumptuous anejo taken, as the name suggests, from the private stocks of the Cuervo family. This tequila has been aged five years for exceptional smoothness. The box for this 2012 edition was designed by Ricardo Pinto.
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Don Julio Tequila, they have produced this fantastic Añejo tequila. Their finest agave plants are hand selected for distillation. This tequila is then aged for 18 months in American White Oak barrels, and then filtered to a pure silver colour. The result is an Añejo Tequila with the smoothness of a blanco.
An intriguing finished Tequila created by master distiller Teresa Lara. Distilled from the finest blue agave, the Tequila is first rested in medium-char American oak casks for 11 months, before a finishing period of 22 months in cask which formerly held vintage Port. This accentuates the complexity and creates agve-rich notes.