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Featured – El Tesoro Tequila Reposado

Tequila – Reposado – 100% Agave
ElTesoroReposodoFresh and crunchy on the nose with a purity and agave driven profile. Aromas of oak, stone fruit,
smoke, cocoa and mineral. Oak plays a secondary role, imparting complexity and added dimension rather than dominating. Elegant and complex on the finish.

Other Outstanding Tequila

  • El Tesoro Tequila Reposado
  • Herradura Seleccion Suprema Extra Anejo Tequila
  • El Tesor Tequila Anejo
  • Sierra Tequila Milenario Blanco
  • Hornitos Plata Tequila Blanco
  • El Tosoro 70th Aniversario Tequila Extra Anejo
  • Espolon Blanco Tequila
  • Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila
  • Olmeca Altos Reposado
  • Tequila Bolvary Blanco
  • Aqua Riva Reposado Tequila
  • Sierra Tequila Antiguo Anejo
  • Leyenda del Milagro Tequila Silver

Source: IWSC

Tequila Defined

Tequila is a regional specific name for a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the north western Mexican state of Jalisco. Although some regard tequila as a kind of mezcal, modern tequila differs somewhat in the method of its production, in the use of only blue agave plants, as well as in its regional specificity.

The blue volcanic soil in the surrounding region is particularly well suited to the growing of the blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year. Agave tequila grows differently depending on the region. Blue agaves grown in the highlands region are larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the lowlands, on the other hand, have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor.

Mexican laws state that tequila can be produced only in the state of Jalisco and limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Mexico is granted international right to the word “tequila”.[citation needed] The United States officially recognizes that spirits called “tequila” can only be produced in Mexico, although by agreement bulk amounts can be shipped to be bottled in the U.S.