Product Descriptions: Tequila

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.


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 (new!)

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.


Cabo Wabo Blanco (new!)

Silver tequila imported from Mexico. Fresh floral aromas complemented by notes of lime and mint. Handcrafted from 100-percent Weber's Blue Agave, Blanco boasts unadulterated agave flavors and a slightly spicy character that teases the palate, and delivers a crisp, clean finish. Kindred Spirits 2 says Cabo Wabo Blanco is a, 'A rustic, unbridled blanco; in a word, delicious.' They give it a **** (Highly Recommended) rating.


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'


Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila (new!)

One hundred percent estate-grown blue agave silver tequila imported from Mexico. Produced with the same 'traditional' methods used 200 years ago such as

small-batch production, slow-cooking in clay, adobe ovens and double distilling in small, artisanal stills. Smooth, fresh, crisp, and sweet flavor with notes of pepper and a pleasant spicy sweetness from the fruit overtones. Mix 2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila with 1/2 oz. lime juice in a Collins glass rimmed with salt. Add ice and top with 6 oz. of grapefruit soda (such as Squirt) for a 'Paloma' cocktail.


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 (new!)

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.


Familia Camarena Tequila Silver (new!)

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.


Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila (new!)

Unique blended tequila imported from Mexico. A blend of reposado, anejo and extra-anejo tequilas. By blending different ages, Maestro Dobel offers the characteristic smoothness and freshness of younger tequilas with the complexity of aged tequila. Aged in Balkan Oak that has a softer impact on spirits compared to traditional French or American Oak barrels. 'Maestro' is a highly regarded designation given only to distillers who have mastered the art of tequila distillation. Serve straight in a snifter, or mix 2 parts Dobel with 1 part fresh squeezed OJ, a splash of lime juice and part Cointreau for a 'Dobel Margatini.'


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.


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.


Sauza 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 (new!)

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.


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.


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.


Jose Cuervo Black Medallion

Anejo (aged) tequila imported from Mexico. Aged in new charred oak barrels (like bourbon) for a minimum of 12 months for a darker smoother tequila. The aging gives the tequila overtones of oak and a more mature flavor. Serve on the rocks or with cola and a slice of lime.


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.


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.


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 (new!)

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 (new!)

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.


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.


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.


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.


Sauza Hornitos Tequila

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.


Two Fingers Tequila Gold

Premium tequila imported from Mexico. Made from blue agave plants grown in the mountainous Los Altos region.


             

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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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