Blanco tequila (also known as 'silver') is the original, un-aged style with the freshest, most intense agave character. This spans a range of herbaceous, earthy, vegetal notes including grilled peppers, fruitiness such as citrus, while the range of spices features cinnamon and nutmeg.
Introduced to the UK in Summer 2010, Calle 23 is a 100% agave tequila from the highlands of Jalisco, the Los Altos region. Double-distilled in copper pot-stills to retain the true agave character, Calle 23 is likely to be a hit in upscale cocktail bars.
A 100% agave silver tequila from the Camarena family (El Tesoro, Tapatio) in conjunction with Tomas Estes (Cafe Pacifico, La Perla). A luscious full textured white tequila, with beautiful 100% agave flavour integrity - this is one to watch.
An interesting twist on tequila by the Camerena family, the experts who also produce Tapatio and El Tesoro. They take their finished Ocho blanco and use it to macerate pieces of the same cooked agave used to make the tequila in the first place. The result is a lightly coloured apirit with a hint of fruity agave.
Brilliant hand-crafted white tequila from Tapatio - this is a world away from your salt'n'lemon, burn-and-gurn nightmares. This silver tequila is left to settle in steel tanks for one month after distillation. Spicy, with a delicious 100% agave grilled-pepper flavour.
Aqua Riva Blanco Tequila is owned by celebrity comedy actress Cleo Rocos. It's produced from 100% Blue Weber agave and is intended to be a "bar" tequila, specifically for cocktails. On the palate, there is a hint of citrus fruit and white pepper with a light tingle on the tongue.
A top-quality 100% agave white tequila, Arette has become a firm favourite of UK bartenders and connoisseurs since its introduction in 2007. Bags more character than you'd expect from normal silver tequila.
A special release of Tapatio's unaged blanco tequila, bottled at a higher strength of 55% (110 proof). A more concentrated flavour, with pepper and fruit, which works well when sipped but can also hold up to other strong flavours in cocktails.
901 is a super-premium silver 100% agave tequila, which is, unusually, triple-distilled. However its main claim to fame is that it's part-owned by Justin Timberlake. But don't let that put you off, it's already scored 90 points (Excellent / Highly Recommended) on tequila.net.
A bottle of Reserva de Mexico Tequila Blanco. Produced at Agroindustrias Casa Ramirez, this is made from 100% Agave and comes in the brand's distinctively shaped bottle and attractive label. This is an excellent value blanco Tequila and will lend itself to use in cocktails.