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 »
Mezcalero is a brand of artisanal small batch Mezcals from Oaxaca state in Mexico. This batch is made from Sierra Negra, Tepeztate and Tobala species of Agave. Tepeztate adds spiciness to the blend with the use of Sierra Negra lending itself to a long and suave finish.
Del Maguey's Espadin Especial is made by the same producer who creates their Tobala. After fifteen years of him asking, they've finally brought it into their range. A floral and tropical style of Mezcal.
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.
Part of Del Maguey's Vino de Mezcal series, this is produced from wild maguey Arroqueño roasted over hot rocks, buried for 3 days and then fermented for a month using nothing more than microbes in the air. Double distilled very slowly, it produces a vegetal and savoury style of Mezcal.
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 small batch Anejo named after founder Don Julio Gonzalez-Frausto Estrada, who first distilled Tequila at the age of just 17 in 1942. Aged for at least 30 months in American white-oak, this is a remarkably smooth and incredibly complex Tequila with notes of tropical fruit, agave and a hint of cinnamon spice.
A legendary special edition tequila bottled for the Millennium from the very oldest and greatest of Cuervo's vast stocks. With a depth of flavour, softness and complexity that is quite astounding for a tequila, this is a true connoisseur's treat.
An old release of Jose Cuervo's famous Reserva de la Familia. This tequila is considered one of the finest amongst the Cuervo range with the box designed by a Mexican artist. The box for this 2009 edition was created by Marco Arce.
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.