Just as with wine, tequilas vary greatly in quality and price. While the Mexican government mandates that true tequila contain at least 51% sugar from the blue agave plant found in the Tequila Region of Mexico, Tapatio only serves pure 100% blue agave tequilas. There are now five types of tequilas:
This un-aged tequila comes directly from the still and has a strong agave taste it's kept in metal tanks for no longer than 60 days. These tequilas, mellowed by the addition of caramel coloring, oak tree extracts, glycerine, or sugar syrup are often called Suave or Joven.
Intense agave aromas with herbal tinges of mint and rosemary, delicate hues of flowers and black pepper and hints of grapefruit and pineapple.
100% Blue Agave. A peppery and spicy blanco with a solid kick. Semi-sweet and slightly floral with a oily medium body and long finish. Nice in a margarita or cocktail.
100 % estate grown and hand-picked Blue Agave is roasted in clay ovens during the production. Then the tequila is distilled three times to create a smoothness that is uncommon.
Clean, delicate, balanced, smooth. Soft, sweet, floral, fruit, agave. Medium finish. Rested in mostly American oak, with a small portion of French oak for up to 15 days. $50 at total wine
lear with a round softness, yet peppery heat. Light bodied with herbal and agave flavors followed by a fairly long finish. This is a versatile spirit is great to try in a handcrafted cocktail.
Milagro SB Blanco
Limited edition tequila. Made from 100% estate-grown blue agave and mellowed in new French oak barrels. Hints of oak and vanilla. Premium cork finished. Kosher Certified
This silver tequila is medium to full bodied. The flavors of basil, juniper, and limestone are thick and rich textured. Exotic, grappa like components contribute complexity.
El Tesoro Blanco
Crystal clear and exceptionally smooth. Only the sweetest part of the Agave plant goes into El Tesoro Platinum, which makes it perfect for mixing. El Tesoro Platinum is bottled within 24 hours of distillation to capture the freshest agave flavors.
Azunia Organic Blanco
Azunia Organic Blanco Tequla Purely un-aged, award-winning Azuñia Blanco tequila offers a clean floral nose with hints of agave and lemon. Notes of tropical fruits make an appearance as well.Celebrate with its long finish of light pepper and citrus.
100% Blue Agave and unaged. Citrus and fresh agave flavors are fresh and crisp. Slightly sweet taste and soft finish make it a highly versatile spirit that mixes well for the perfect cocktail. Clean taste.
Don Julio Blanco is double distilled to achieve a balanced quality. Its aroma is light with hints of citrus. The taste is light, clean and dry, with a touch of black pepper. Try it over crushed ice with a squeeze of lime or in a margarita.
100% Blue Agave. Crystal clear, pure ultra premium. Light, fresh tequila is a favorite of connoisseurs worldwide. Smooth, soft, light tequila. The perfect ingredient in special margaritas or mixed cocktails, neat or on the rocks.
Casa Amigos Blanco 1 Liter
Crisp and clear, with subtle hints of vanilla and a smooth finish. It has been distilled in copper-lined stills, then filtered, and aged two months in stainless steel containers. Great served neat or on the rocks, and perfect base for premium cocktails.
The crystal clear tequila is full of fresh fruit on the nose, most prominently grapefruit and green apple. Take a sip, and the agave shines through immediately, followed by hints of black pepper, cloves and mint, plus a juicy tropical fruit note. $147 @total wine after tax
USDA certified organic, 100% Single Estate Blue Agave, triple distilled for a superior taste. This Blanco is in a class by itself. Double Gold Medal - San Francisco Spirit Competition. Gold Medal - BTI. Kosher Certified
San Matias Tahona Blanco
Made from a 130 year old traditional 100% agave recipe. To achieve the fullest flavor, the agave is steamed in stone ovens, crushed with our original tahona stone from 1886, fermented in wooden vats and distilled in copper pot stills, just as it was done centuries ago.
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Don Julio Blanco is double distilled to achieve a balanced quality. Its aroma is light with hints of citrus. The taste is light, clean and dry, with a touch of black pepper. Try it over crushed ice with a squeeze of lime or in a margarita. $99 at total wine!
This more gentle tequila is aged between two months and one year in oak tanks
or barrels. Aging in the oak barrels gives tequila a more mellow taste, and the
varying types of oak used allow for subtle nuances that differentiate one tequila
Dulce Vida Reposado Organic
A light yellow-gold color with delicate notes of agave, barrel wood and citrus accompanied by strong fruit flavor that leads well into a mildly sweet finish. Perfect served neat or in a cocktail!
Don Julio Reposado
Don Julio himself has produced premium tequilas for more than 50 years. He still personally oversees the planting and harvesting of the blue agave so only the best are hand-selected and used in his Reposado Tequila.
Triple distillation process. Extraordinary depth and character, unparalleled smoothness. Aged in oak barrels for 6 months in small, handmade batches. Mellowed taste and pleasing bouquet. Kosher Certified
Clase Azul Reposado
Mexico- An ultra-premium Tequila made of 100% Tequilana Weber Blue Agave. The 8 month aging gives this sipping Tequila an amazing balance, body and flavor. Each bottle is hand-made and hand-painted by artisans in a small village in Mexico, so each one is a unique piece. Retails for $195.62 at total wine .
Pueblo Viejo Reposado 1 Liter Bottl
100% Agave. Refreshingly light, smooth and clean. Finishes with a strong, spicy bite and a lingering tingle that make this tequila a great ingredient for the ultimate margarita.
Light and crisp, this 6month aged reposado is bright in the glass and offers mild honey, pear and white flower scents. It's soft and fruity on the palate, accented by ginger and white pepper. Though an easy sipper, this Tequila would elevate margaritas too.
Rests for two months in large oak vats to ensure minimal contact with the wood, giving it a livelier agave taste than most wood-treated tequilas. It's light in color with a floral-vanilla scent and has a distinct, smoky finish.
100% Blue Agave. High in the mountains of Jalisco this tequila is aged to perfection in oak barrels. A combination of fresh clean taste from the silver with a hint of oak from the anejo. Patron has captured a taste unlike any other. Best sipped or as shots.
Milagro SB Reposado
100% estate grown blue agave. The heart of the blue agave is roasted in clay ovens. Triple distillation process. Extraordinary depth and character for unparalleled smoothness. Aged 10 months in new French single oak barrels. Honey amber color. Kosher Certified
Barrel aged for 3 months in white oak casks imported from Kentucky. The wood gives a delightfully smooth finish when sipped straight and brings out the flavor of Mexico when mixed in a cocktail.
San Matias Tahona
San Matias Tahona Reposado leverages Casa San Matias' 130 years of experience and time-honored methods of producing tequila. The agave is steamed in stone ovens, crushed with their original stone tahona from 1886, fermented in wooden vats and distilled in copper pot stills.
Codigo 1530 Rosa
Código 1530 Rosa begins with the purity of our Blanco, then is rested for 1 month in uncharred Napa Valley Cabernet French White Oak wine barrels. The result is a refined spirit with a natural color as beautiful as its taste. Our Rosa has rested just long enough in our fine Cabernet barrels to enrich the natural agave juice, without overpowering its delicate botanical balance.
This is tequila aged in oak barrels from one to three years. The longer aging
darkens the tequila and gives it an even smoother and more sophisticated taste
than Reposado tequilas.
100% Blue Agave. Deep gold color with scents of tropical fruits, caramel, cedar and herb. Rich, silky texture. Upon entry there is a powerful surge of fruit and spice balanced by deep wood components. Tremendous, deep finish. Best sipped.
The hand-picked blue agave is estate-grown in the highlands of Jalisco. After the long aging process in oak barrels this tequila offers a rich amber color with a hint of oaky flavors that has no comparison.
Pueblo Viejo Anejo
Made of 100% blue agave and aged in select oak barrels for 18 months. With a satiny mouthfeel this tequila has aromas of black pepper, caramel and fruit zest. Features of baking spice and dried herbs on the palate.
El Tesoro Anejo
Remarkably full and balanced flavor, described by many connoisseurs as one of the world's finest sipping tequilas. Mexican law requires Añejo (""year"") tequila to age for at least one year. El Tesoro Añejo is aged two to three years in oak barrels.
Casa Dragones Anejo
This drink is of the highest quality and includes only the finest ingredients. Carefully selected for its distinctive flavor profile, this drink is distilled for a bold taste. Smooth enough to be had alone or added as a delicious kick to your favorite mixed drink. 267 @total wine for 750 mml $147 for 375 mml
Don Julio Anejo
The nose is initially caramel sweet, but clean vegetal aromas soon rise from the glass. The body is somewhat light, and the palate is gingery and peppery. The finish is soft, warm, and of medium length. 93 points on wine enthusiast!
Milagro Anejo Barrel Reserve Tequila
100% estate grown blue agave. Hand-picked and hand-selected for quality. Sensually warm and full-bodied. Aged three years in new French single oak barrels. Premium cork finished. Kosher Certified
Aged 18-36 months in French Limousin oak casks. Unparalleled smoothness and quality. Sweet and honeyed flavor, aromas of clove, nutmeg, orange, tangarine, candied fruits, figs and toasted coconut.
Soft Caramel and vanilla notes with a sweetness from the Blue Weber agave layered with barrel oak and subtle hints of spice. Aged for 14 months gives this outstanding tequila a lingering smooth finish. Enjoy!
Aged 40 to 44 months, Cincoro Anejo Tequila has aromas of agave, caramel, and dried fruits, with a white chocolate taste, and an elegant finish that is extra long and complex. $205 @total wine
Extra añejo tequila must be aged a minimum of three years in oak barrels. That's nothing for whiskey — but it's too long for a lot of tequila fans.
For an aged product, extra añejo (XA) is a relatively new category, only established in 2006 as a fourth tequila aging category (after blanco, reposado and añejo). But it's gaining popularity quickly: while tequila itself has seen a nice average growth of about 6% in volume per year since 2002, the super premium categories have grown as much as eight times faster, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.
San Matias Gran Reserva
This special Gran Reserva Tequila is cellared for at least three (3) years in White Oak barrels. It has a sublime natural amber color and unmistakable aroma and taste.
Herradura Seleccion Suprema
Quite simply one the world's finest tequilas. Aged for five years in French oak, it highlights an unforgettable blend of rose petal, vanilla and citrus with an uncompromisingly smooth finish. Gold Medal - San Francisco Spirits Competition 2014
Retails for 400 @ totalwine
Tesoro Extra Anejo
A special Anejo blend that honors Carlos Camarena's father Don Felipe. Slowly aged in American ex-bourbon barrels for five years. Enjoy as a sipping tequila to appreciate the balance between its agave-forward flavor and the oaky, woody notes imparted by the aging process.
Cristalino, which means "crystalline" in Spanish, is oak-aged Tequila that's filtered with charcoal. It's generally crystal clear, as the name suggests, although some have faint tinges of color. The process is akin to many white rums, which can also be barrel-aged and have the color filtered out.
That matured Tequila may be classified anywhere from a reposado to an extra-añejo. This means it may spend as little as two months in a barrel, or it may be multiple years old. Cristalino just can't be a blanco, which is aged fewer than two months. Some bottlings have sweeteners, usually agave nectar.
Hornitos Cristalino is an anejo tequila that is gently filtered after aging to remove its color. It is smoother and sweeter than a Plata, making it highly approachable & versatile. Its not what you would expect. Then again, the best things never are.
ULTRA is the perfect balance of our aged expressions with a crystal clear appearance and a hint of nectar that invites the drinker to enjoy a tequila that goes ""Beyond Smoothness."" Enjoy shaken hard with ice, strained neat in a shot glass to celebrate.
Tequila herradura 150 Aniversario Limited Product
One Time Offering. In honor of their 150th Anniversary, we proudly present Tequila Herradura Aniversario - a 100 month aged Extra Añejo. Made from time honored traditional methods, we aged the finest Blue Weber Agave for 100 months in American White Oak barrels creating the ultimate Extra Anejo expression representing 150 years of tequila making excellence.
100% Blue Weber Agave Tequila from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico is used to make this super smooth and clear tequila with the sensory qualities of an anejo tequila, maintaining notes of aged wood, nuts, and apples.
De Leon Diamante
Made from 100% estate grown blue agaves. All first press juice is distilled at the estate resulting in crisp notes of lime, orange, and a touch of green olive.
La Pinta Pomegranate Tequila
A delicious combination of aged tequila and pomegranate juice. The final product is left to marry and age for over 12 months in oak to produce an ultra smooth taste. Serve chilled.
21 Seeds Cucumber Jalapeno
Craft-infused in Jalisco, Mexico with no artificial chemicals or coloring. Created by 3 women who wanted to create an all-natural and fresh Tequila, This is a true sensory experience. Delicious, bright and crisp with a cucumber nose and a refined spicy jalapeno finish.