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 tequilas earthy, spicy, herbaceous, vegetal character.
A fabulous reposado, winner of a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2006. Cabo Wabo mature it in American oak casks for 4 to 6 months before bottling to add a spiciness to the 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.
Herradura Double Barrel Reposado was created for El Pinto restaurant in Albuquerque. Distilled from 100% blue weber Agave which was first rested in a toasted oak barrel for 11 months, before being transferred to a new oak barrel for the final month to add complexity and richness. A truly hand crafted Tequila.
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.