Tequila is generally aged in oak barrels previously used to mature bourbon, which means they are already 'seasoned'. Reposado tequila (meaning 'rested') is aged between 2-11 months. This ageing period sees the barrel contributing flavours such as vanilla and creme caramel to Tequila's earthy, spicy, herbaceous, vegetal character.
Aged for 11 months (just one month short of being classed as an anejo), Herradura claim to be the first company to age their tequilas in wood, making this the first ever reposado. Superbly integrated flavours.
El Ultimo Tequilas are made by Hacienda de Oro in Jalisco. The Reposado, like the rest of the range, is known for its notes of sweet, roasted agave. A delightful tequila for use in cocktails or for sipping on its own.
A step up from the standard issue Olmeca, the name 'Altos' refers to the highlands of the tequila-producing region in Mexico, where the best 100% agave tequilas are made. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - 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.
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 Modesto Reposado Tequila is made from 100% Weber Blue Agave that is then infused with subtle hints of vanilla and citrus flavours and aged for 7 months in American white oak. An incredibly smooth Tequila that is delightful to sip.