Tequila Descriptions

Herradura Blanco Silver

Blanco (silver or white) tequila imported from Mexico. This smooth, clean tequila is aged for 45 days to add a hint of color and oak to its tangy, citrus character. Light straw color. Aromas of green and cooked agave with herbal and slightly woody notes. Flavors of agave with woody and slightly citric overtones. Finish is smooth, clean, and warming. 'Kindred Spirits 2' gives it five stars, its highest recommendation, and says it is, 'What a100% agave blanco tequila should be. A world-class spirit'


Herradura Reposado

Gold tequila imported from Mexico. Made with 100% blue agave with no additives added. This is a reposado tequila: aged in wood for at least two months. Pale straw color. Sweet-sour aromas of green olives, flowers, and herbs. Silky with flavors of orange peel and tangerine. Creamy finish. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.


Cazadores Reposado

Imported 100% blue agave tequila that has aged in oak barrels for at least two months (reposado). The Beverage Testing Institute gives it 88 points (highly recommended) and says it has a 'Pale, silver-straw color; perfumed, floral nose; soft, yet concentrated texture; elegant, refined palate of citrus, minerals and light spice.' Mix 2 parts Cazadores Reposado with 4 parts grapefruit juice, 1 part agave nectar and 1 part lime juice, shake with ice and pour into glass rimmed with salt (optional) and garnish with slice or twist of grapefruit zest for a 'Highland Margarita.'


1800 Coconut Tequila

Coconut-flavored tequila imported from Mexico. Created by infusing 1800 Silver Tequila with fresh, ripe coconut. The base tequila is double distilled and matured in French and American Oak for a short while to ensure smoothness. Mix 1 � oz. 1800 Coconut Tequila with 1 � oz. pineapple juice, shake, pour over ice and add just a squeeze of lime for a 'Coconut Crusher.'


Hornitos Spiced Honey Tequila

Silver tequila flavored with honey and spices imported from Mexico. Made with Hornitos 100% Blue Agave Plata tequila. Aromas of sweet tequila with warm spices and honey. Flavors of rich vanilla with a touch of floral honey, light spice and clean tequila. The warm, spicy and caramel notes of honey and the special spice blend balance with the citrusy, peppery and earthy notes of the tequila. A combination of sweet and heat. Mix with cola or your favorite fruit juice. Or, mix 1 part Hornitos Spiced Honey with the juice of � lime, pour over crushed ice in an old fashioned glass, top with ginger beer and garnish with the spent lime hull for a 'Spiced Honey Mule.'


Margaritaville Lime Tequila

Imported lime flavored Mexican tequila. Clear, premium product combining tequila and naturally flavored lime liquor. Mix with tonic, lemon-lime soda or serve straight, on-the-rocks.


Margaritaville Last Mango

Imported mango flavored Mexican tequila. Clear, premium product combining tequila and naturally flavored mango liquor. Mix with 1/2oz. Cointreau, 4oz. Margarita mix and a splash of cranberry juice. Shake with ice and pour into a margarita glass for a 'Cadillac Margarita.'


Arandas White Tequila

White tequila from Mexico. Can be used in a variety of cocktails such as margaritas (tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur) or mixed with fruit juice.


Avion Silver Tequila

Silver or blanco tequila imported from Mexico. Made with slow roasted Blue Weber Agave, then filtered in an ultra slow filtration process for extra smoothness. Intense agave aromas with herbal tinges of mint, rosemary, delicate hues of flowers and black pepper with hints of grapefruit and pineapple. Crisp, clean, smooth and well-balanced. A Double Gold Medal Winner at the 2011 San Francisco Spirits Awards. Sip it, mix it, or enjoy it straight up.


Casa Noble Crystal Tequila

Handcrafted luxury tequila imported from Mexico. Casa Noble can trace its roots back to 1776. USDA certified organic. Made with 100% single estate grown blue agave. Stone oven baked for 38 hours and triple distilled. Packaged in a hand-blown glass decanter. A Double Gold winner at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition and voted #1 Tasting Tequila by the New York Times. Rock musician Carlos Santana is the spokesperson for the brand. This is a sipping tequila, though it could certainly be used in a top shelf margarita.


Casamigos Blanco

Small batch, ultra-premium tequila made from hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, grown in the Highlands of Jalisco Mexico.The agave pinas are roasted in traditional brick ovens for 72 hours, while most tequilas steam theirs for 30 hours. Distilled in traditional pot stills. The Blanco rests for two months in American oak barrels, which have been reconditioned after being used to age premium whiskey. Contains no glycerin and is gluten-free. Mix 1.5 oz of Casamigos Blanco Tequila with 1 oz grapefruit juice and .5 oz lime juice and .5 oz blood orange liqueur, shake with ice and pour into a salt-rimmed margarita glass for a 'Grapefruit Margarita.'


Corozon Blanco Tequila

Silver tequila imported from Mexico. Made from 100% blue agave. A clean spicy contrast to the mellow softness of Reposado and Anejo. 'Clear. Lush spicy agave nose. Medium-full body. Substantial mouthfeel. Rich, smooth agave palate with delicate pineapple fruit notes and a surprising peppery snap at the finish.' (tastings.com) 93 points'


DeLeon Platinum Tequila

Ultra-premium silver tequila imported from Mexico. Made with slow-roasted Highland agave for a subtle taste profile with a whisper of sweet agave, warm spice, and smooth vanilla on the finish. Aromas of fresh citrus and crisp agave. The taste opens up with a rich complexity driven by notes of coconut and fresh citrus with a hint of lime. The finish is warm brown spice and vanilla. DeLeon Platinum contains no additives. Displayed in a stunning bespoke bottle made from highest-quality fragrance-grade glass and boldly tattooed with the distinguishing mark of Deleon with a signature ornate metal closure. This is a sipping tequila.


Don Julio Silver Tequila

100% blue agave tequila from Jalisco, in the region of Tequila, Mexico. Double distilled. Aromas of buttered popcorn and roasted almonds with hints of citrus. Dry, oily taste with a touch of black pepper and dried herbs. 'The Spirit Journal' says that this is a 'highly individual silver' and gives it a **** (Highly Recommended) rating.


1800 Silver Tequila

Super-premium !00% agave silver tequila distilled and bottled in Mexico. Mellowed for a short while in French and American oak barrels for smoothness. Light straw color. Sweet agave, fruit and citrus aromas. Clean, delicate flavor with a slight sweetness. The Spirit Journal gives it a *** (Recommended) rating.


El Charro Silver

Silver tequila imported from Mexico. Winner of a Silver Medal Award at the 2008 Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Competition. El Charro Silver is a 100% agave tequila with herbal notes and fresh aromas of agave. It undergoes no aging in oak barrels, ensuring a pure agave flavor.


Espolon Blanco Tequila

Silver tequila imported from Mexico. Produced at the state-of-the-art distillery, San Nicolas, awarded 'Best Tequila Factory in Mexico.' The label artwork is inspired by 19th century artists depicting Mexico's fight for independence. Made from 100% blue agave. Aromas of sweet agave, tropical fruit and lemon jest, with a hint of pepper. Bright agave flavors with notes of pepper, vanilla bean, grilled pineapple and spice. Clean, dry finish with a hint of spice. A Double Gold Medal winner at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Great in Margaritas.


Familia Camarena Tequila Silver

Silver tequila imported from the Arandas area of Mexico. Made from 100% Blue Agave. Twice distilled for smoothness, the Silver Tequila is un-aged and bottled soon after distilling. Soft on the palate, Familia Camarena Silver has hints of soft sweet vanilla, black pepper, and spice. Long, mellow finish with notes of toasted agave. The Beverage Tasting Institute gives it 90 points. Use in your favorite tequila cocktail.


Exotico Blanco Tequila

Inspired by the recent intrigue and allure of a more raw, stylized, almost tattoo-like artistry that is popular in clothing, cd & album covers, skateboards, snowboards, and so much more. The new label perfectly blends this new trend with the rich history and iconic art often associated with various Mexican traditions and celebrations. In fact, the Exotico skull icon cleverly integrates a menagerie of symbols and colors and even includes an illustrated agave plant as a nod to its tequila heritage.


Margaritaville Tequila Blanco

Mixto (51% blue agave) white tequila from Jalisco, Mexico. Named after Jimmy Buffet's famous song. Good for mixing and making margaritas.


Milagro Silver Tequila

Silver tequila imported from Mexico. Made with 100% Estate Grown Blue Agave, hand picked and cooked in clay ovens the traditional way. Triple distilled in small batches for smoothness. Handcrafted bottle and cork finished. Use in any of your favorite tequila cocktails.


Montezuma White Tequila

Mexican white tequila from the Jalisco Province of Mexico. A light tequila with a solid agave character and unusually clean aftertaste.


Old Mexico Blanco Tequila

Handcrafted, small-batch, silver tequila imported from Mexico. Slow cooked in traditional brick ovens and twice distilled. Old Mexico Blanco Tequila is 75% pure blue agave, whereas most value brands (called mixtos) contain only 51% real agave spirits (with the rest consisting of sugar cane-based spirits). Use in traditional Margaritas or any of your favorite tequila cocktails.


Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila

White or blanco tequila imported from Mexico. Created by bartenders (prominent mixologists Henry Besant and Dre Masso) for bartenders to deliver a quality tequila at an affordable price. Olmeca Altos is made with 100% blue agave from the Los Altos region of Mexico - known for producing sweeter, more agave forward tequilas. Gold Medal winner at the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Mix 2 parts Altos Blanco with � part fresh lime juice, and a pinch of sea salt in a tall glass over ice, top with grapefruit soda and garnish with a lime wedge for a Paloma (voted best Paloma recipe at the 2011 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge).


Patron Tequila Silver

Super-premium tequila imported from Mexico, made from 100% Weber Tequilana blue agave. All bitter sprouts are removed before cooking. Distilled twice with no sugar or caramel colors. Smooth, soft and light. Sold in a one-of-a-kind hand-blown bottle which is numbered and signed by a craftsman.


Pepe Lopez Premium Silver Tequila

Imported tequila from Mexico. Produced at the La Mexicana Distillery in Tequila, Mexico that was established in 1853. The site was selected because of the abundance of natural spring water used in making Pepe Lopez. Made with mature blue agave and double distilled. A good mixing tequila.


Patron Roca Silver Tequila

Silver tequila imported from Mexico. A complex artisanal tequila from Tequila Patron, produced entirely from the 'tahona process.' This process takes its name from a two-ton volcanic stone wheel that slowly and methodically crushes the cooked agave plants. Patron Roca Silver has delicate, citrus aromas with hints of light spice and black pepper. Smooth, sweet, spiced notes with flavors of black pepper, cooked agave, light citrus, cooked pumpkin, fruits, light herbs and lime tea. A complex sipping tequila.


Sauza Blue Silver Tequila

Silver un-aged tequila imported from Mexico. Sauza Blue is made with 100% blue agave. Distilled first in pot stills, then in column stills to remove impurities. Fresh herbal aromas with slightly sweet undertones. Crisp, fresh flavors of sweet agave with hints of pepper and honeysuckle. Mix Sauza Blue Silver with cranberry juice, top with lemon soda and garnish with mint leaves for a 'Cranberry Mint Margarita.'


Hornitos Plata

Silver, unaged, 100% agave tequila imported from Mexico. Hornitos Plata has aromas of intense fruit with floral aspects and milder earthy notes. The flavor is crisp and fresh, with the sweetness of agave and hints of clove, almond, and wood. Use in Margaritas or in your favorite tequila cocktail.


Sauza Silver

Silver tequila imported from Mexico. Sauza Silver is unaged and double distilled to bring out the true flavor of the tequila. Smooth, clean taste. Use in your favorite tequila mixed drink. Or, mix one 12-ounce can frozen limeade with one can of water, one bottle of light beer, and one can of Sauza Silver for a fresh twist on making a pitcher of Magaritas.


Casamigos Anejo

Small batch, ultra-premium tequila made from hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, grown in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The agave pinas are roasted in traditional brick ovens for 72 hours, while most tequilas steam theirs for 30. The Master Distiller uses a special yeast blend resulting in a consistent, refined flavor, unlike the commercial yeasts some others use. Distilled in traditional pot stills. Aged for over a year in American oak whiskey barrels. No glycerin is added and Casamigos Anejo is gluten-free. This is a sipping tequila - serve neat or over ice.


Hornitos Black Barrel

Aged, 100% blue agave tequila imported from Mexico. Hornitos Black Barrel is a triple-aged tequila that has been double-aged in whiskey barrels to instill whiskey notes. First, it is aged in toasted American oak barrels for 12 months to create Hornitos Anejo Tequila. Then, it is transferred to deep charred American oak barrels for 4 months to create the characteristic Scotch notes. Finally, it is aged in specially toasted oak barrels for 2 months. Golden amber hue with notes of smoke, oaky vanilla and sweet agave. This is a sipping tequila - serve neat or on the rocks.


Cazadores Reposado Tequila

Imported 100% blue agave tequila that has aged in oak barrels for at least two months (reposado). The Beverage Testing Institute gives it 88 points (highly recommended) and says it has a 'Pale, silver-straw color; perfumed, floral nose; soft, yet concentrated texture; elegant, refined palate of citrus, minerals and light spice.'


Cabo Wabo Tequila

Hand-made, 100% Weber blue agave tequila. Winner of 3 Gold medals and 'Best of Show' award at the 1999 American Tasting Institute Awards.


Don Julio Anejo

100% blue agave tequila from Jalisco in the region of Tequila, Mexico. Aged over one year in oak. Aromas of citrus with hints of lime, grapefruit and a touch of mandarin. Clean, dry taste with a sweet touch of wild honey. Serve over ice or straight up in a snifter. Don Julio Gonzalez is one of the only tequila distillers who still personally runs the distillery he founded over 50 years ago. Hand-blown bottle. 'The Spirit Journal' gives it a *** (recommended) rating.


Casamigos Reposado Tequila

Small batch, ultra-premium tequila made from hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, grown in the Highlands of Jalisco Mexico.The agave pinas are roasted in traditional brick ovens for 72 hours, while most tequilas steam theirs for 30. Distilled in traditional pot stills. Aged for seven months in American oak whiskey barrels. No glycerin is added and gluten-free. Pour 1.5 oz Casamigos Reposado over ice, add 3 oz grapefruit soda and .5 oz. fresh lime juice and garnish with a lime wedge for a 'Rose Valland' (one of the cocktails served at the premier of Monuments Men, starring George Clooney- one of the owners of Casamigos).


Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila

Gold tequila imported from Mexico. The largest selling tequila in the world. Pale yellow color. Aromas of herbs and cactus. Velvety texture. Flavors of herbs with a touch of licorice. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a *** (recommended) rating.


1800 ReposadoTequila

A blend of reposado and anejo tequilas. Medium honey/amber color. Flavors of caramel and a sherry-like aftertaste. Sweet for a tequila. Woody and brandy-like. Pyramid shaped bottle has a wood stopper and a blue agave plant etched in the glass. Medium 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.


Cuervo Tradicional Tequila

Imported from Mexico. Made from 100% blue agave and aged for a minimum of two months in wood. Pale flaxen color. Buttery, vegetable, perfumey bouquet. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and hard candy. Very different from the Cuervo 1800. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.


Del Maguey Vida Mezcal

Single-village (all the ingredients are sourced in the area as well as all the production of the product) mezcal imported from Mexico. Similar to tequila, but can be produced anywhere in Mexico and can be made with any type of agave, while tequila must come from a certain region and can only be made with blue agave. This 100% certified organic artisanal mezcal is produced in the original handcrafted way. Made with only two ingredients: water and the heart of the agave. Smoky flavors of ginger, cinnamon, banana and tangerine. Five-time double gold winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and 2011 Distiller of the Year.


El Jimador Reposado Tequila

Reposado (aged) tequila imported from Mexico. Barrel aged for 3 months for a smooth taste and finish. Sip straight or mix in your favorite cocktail.


Espolon Reposado Tequila

Aged tequila imported from Mexico. Produced at the state-of-the-art distillery, San Nicolas, awarded 'Best Tequila Factory in Mexico.' The label artwork is inspired by 19th century artists honoring the memory of the Aztec civilization. Made from 100% blue agave. Spicy, caramel aromas with a hint of chocolate. Bold, round flavors of roasted agave, tropical fruit, intense vanilla and brown spices. A Double Gold Medal winner at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Sip it straight or in your favorite upscale margarita recipe.


Dorado Gold Tequila

Gold tequila imported from Mexico. A good mixing tequila. Use in Margaritas, Tequila Sunrises and any other traditional tequila drinks.


El Charro Reposado

Made from selected Blue Agave from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, El Charro Reposado is double distilled and aged in French limousine vats for a period of six months, in the time honored tradition to add complexity and character to its refined taste. According to 'The Tequila Lover's Guide to Mexico' by Lance Cutler, El Charro Reposado has the following attributes: 'Pale yellow color, with full intensity. Complex agave with moderate to macho intensity. Notes of white pepper and citrus. The first flavor to hit is caramel, closely followed by agave, pepper and oak. The aftertaste is medium sweet, smoke and oak dominates the finish.'


Margaritaville Tequila Oro

Mixto (51% blue agave) gold tequila from Jalisco, Mexico. Named after Jimmy Buffet's famous song. Good for mixing and making margaritas.


Familia Camarena Tequila Reposado

Aged tequila imported from the Arandas area of Mexico. Made from 100% Blue Agave. Mellowed in premium oak barrels for no less than 60 days, lending a touch of soft spice to the natural sweetness of the agave. Finishes with a naturally smooth and warm taste, without the burn associated with many tequilas. Use in your favorite tequila cocktail or enjoy straight in a snifter, like a fine brandy.


Monte Alban Mezcal/Worm

Imported mezcal from the Oaxaca area of Mexico. Mezcal is a distilled drink, not tequila, made from agave juice (not blue agave like tequila). While the agave used to make tequila uses steam in its cooking, mezcal uses wood charcoal fires, resulting in a smoky taste being imparted to the liquor. Pale gold color. Metallic, green-olive, soy-sauce nose. Sharp charcoal flavors. The worm in the bottle is taken from the agave plant.


Montezuma Gold Tequila

Mexican gold tequila from the Jalisco Province of Mexico. Moderately light body and texture. Flavors of dried herbs and dried apple. Softer flavors and light aromatics. A good mixing tequila.


Milagro Anejo Tequila

100% Estate Grown Blue Agave tequila imported from Mexico. The agave is hand-picked and cooked in clay ovens the old fashioned way. Triple distilled in small batches for smoothness. Aged 18 months in select single oak barrels. Hand carved, cork finished bottle.


Milagro Reposado Tequila

100% Estate Grown Blue Agave tequila imported from Mexico. The agave is hand-picked and cooked in clay ovens, the old fashioned way. Triple distilled in small batches for smoothness. Aged 6 months in oak barrels. Handcrafted, cork finished bottle.


Olmeca Altos Reposado

Aged tequila imported from Mexico. Altos refers to the 'Los Altos' region of Mexico, the most desirable area for growing blue agave. Hand-picked agave at peak ripeness, then sloe cooked at low temperatures. The agave juice is extracted from the plant by the ancient Tahona method, using a wheel of volcanic stone to squeeze out every drop. Aged 6 months in oak barrels (2-3 months longer than standard) producing a mellower tequila. Aromas of citrus complemented by vanilla notes. Serve straight, over ice or in your favorite Margarita recipe.


Old Mexico Oro Tequila

Handcrafted, small-batch, gold (Oro) tequila imported from Mexico. Slow cooked in traditional brick ovens and twice distilled. Old Mexico Oro Tequila is 70% pure blue agave, whereas most value brands (called mixtos) contain only 51% real agave (with the rest consisting of sugar cane-based spirits). Use in traditional Margaritas or any of your favorite tequila cocktails.


Patron Reposado Tequila

Super-premium tequila from the El Alto region of Jalisco, Mexico. Made from 100% blue agave. Reposado, also known as gold tequila, means that it has spent at least one month aging in oak barrels for a more mellow, less fruity taste than unaged tequila. No sugar or caramel colors have been added. Each bottle is hand-blown and numbered.


Patron Anejo Tequila

Super-premium tequila from the El Alto district of Jalisco, Mexico. Made with 100% blue agave. A blend of three uniquely aged tequilas. Aged in small white oak barrels. Deep gold color. Medium-bodied with a moderately rich texture. Flavors of sweet herbs, lemon and bittersweet chocolate. Rich, warm and expanding finish. The Beverage Testing Institute gives it 90 points ( Exceptional) and Kindred Spirits gives it **** (highly recommended).


Pepe Lopez Premium Gold Tequila

Premium gold tequila imported from Mexico. Made from mature blue agave plants and double distilled. The Pepe Lopez family has been producing tequila since 1853 and have received the Mexican government's NOM award for quality and origin of production.


Sauza Gold Tequila

Oak-aged gold tequila from the Tequila region of Mexico. Made with pure cane sugar and all natural ingredients. Aged twice as long as required. Slightly sweeter than a Blanco (white) tequila. Ideal for margaritas and other tequila cocktails.


Sauza Conmemorativo Tequila

Aged in oak barrels for smoothness and golden color. Made from blue agave plants grown in the town of Tequila. White wine appearance with yellow and green highlights. Aromas of earth, yeast, salt, and chalk. Semi-dry on the palate. Flavors of citrus and aftertaste of pineapple, orange, and banana. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a *** (highly recommended) rating.


Hornitos ReposadoTequila

Tequila made from 100% blue agave and aged or rested in wood for a minimum of one year (resposado). Flaxen color. Multi-layered aromas of pepper, salt, cardboard, pulp, and finally of licorice. Semi-sweet flavors of peaches, apples, pears, and black pepper. Warm, velvety finish. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.


Sauza Tres Generaciones

Imported super-premium aged (aged in wood for one year or more) gold tequila. White wine-like appearance. Similar to Conmemorativo with a slightly richer nose. Flavors of citrus and pineapple. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.


                        

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Some of the above descriptions are based on information in the following sources:

  • Kindred Spirits by F. Paul Pacult. Hyperion, New York, New York, 1997.
  • Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch by Michael Jackson. Dorling Kindersky Limited, London and Running Press Book Publishers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989-91.
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