We offer several brands of top shelf tequila. If you think tequila is only for shots while making the “tequila face” and then sucking on a lime, think again.
Types of Tequila as described by Tequila.net
Tequila Silver – Blanco – Plata – White – Platinum
This is the Blue Agave spirit in its purest form. It is clear and typically un-aged, where the true flavors and the intensity of the Agave are present, as well as the natural sweetness. It can be bottled directly after distillation, or stored in stainless steel tanks to settle for up to 4 weeks. There are some Blanco products that are aged for up to 2 months to provide a smoother or “Suave” spirit.
A Reposado Tequila is the first stage of “rested and aged”. The Tequila is aged in wood barrels or storage tanks between 2 months and 11 months. The spirit takes on a golden hue and the taste becomes a good balance between the Agave and wood flavors. Many different types of wood barrels are used for aging, with the most common being American or French oak. Some Tequilas are aged in used bourbon / whiskey, cognac, or wine barrels, and will inherit unique flavors from the previous spirit.
Reposado Tequilas are also referred to as “rested” and “aged”.
Tequila Añejo (extra aged)
After aging for at least one year, Tequila can then be classified as an “Añejo”. The distillers are required to age Añejo Tequila in barrels that do not exceed 600 liters. This aging process darkens the Tequila to an Amber color, and the flavor can become smoother, richer, and more complex.
Añejo Tequilas are also referred to as “aged” and “extra-aged”.
Gran Centenario Tequila
Gran Centenario® is Mexico’s most award-winning ultra-premium tequilas. Named in 1895 to commemorate the turn of the new century, Gran Centenario® has remained family owned and continues to be hand crafted in small batches at Hacienda Los Camichines in Jalisico, Mexico. The finest 100 % blue agave Tequila is harvested from plants that range from 10-12 years. More mature than the average 6 years standard it is also grown in the Highlands where to soil is richer. The Tequila is rested in never before used French Limousin oak barrels for optimum flavor then blended with aged tequila reserves for the most unbelievably smooth and rich taste.
The magic of the land and the spirit of its people have come together to make Tequila Herradura. Whether you pour a caballito of crystal clear blanco, pale gold reposado, or the honey-colored añejo, Tequila Herradura fills your glass with two things: the finest, 100% naturally fermented blue agave tequila, and the indefinable magic that only happens here, in Amatitán, at Casa Herradura.
This Tequila is distilled three times with great care to obtain a distillation showcasing the best characteristics, the purest tequila and the highest-quality product. Casa Noble is aged in white French oak barrels from Limosin. Though this is not typical for tequila, French oak imparts the special complex characteristics we desire in our tequila. During aging, the Master Distiller is constantly monitoring the tequila. After 364 days for Casa Noble Reposado, the oldest possible age for this type of tequila, and five years for Casa Noble Añejo, the oldest tequila in the market, the Master Distiller has completed his artistry and approves Casa Noble to be bottled.
For many years, tequila connoisseurs have praised Clase Azul Reposado for its superior taste and stunning handmade decanter. By definition, reposado translates to “rested” or “calm” which can certainly influence the experience of sipping this particular Clase Azul which is aged in used American oak barrels for eight months after it has gone through the distillation process. Each bottle is made with high quality white ceramic and then hand painted by artisans in our bottling facility. Attention to detail comes second to none, which is evident when admiring what is considered an iconic bottle.
Frida Kahlo Tequila
A grand passion for life inspires the spirit that bears Frida Kahlo’s name. Capturing the tastes and traditions of Mexico, Frida Kahlo Tequila is an authentic tequila of outstanding quality and flavor made from 100 percent blue agave. The pina (heart of the agave) is slow-cooked in antique adobe ovens, steamed and cooled to remove bitterness, then pressed no more than three times to extract the best juices. Naturally fermented for up to four days, the juices are double-distilled in antique copper stills. The result is a smooth, super-premium spirit.