There is so much more to tequila than simply something you slam at the end of a night out. It is rich in subtle and distinctive flavours with a complexity to be proud of and as much esteem as a fine cognac or single malt, when you select the right bottle of course. Tequila is made from the agave plant, with the blue agave heralded as the most superior type. It has a distinctive flavour and is split into four distinctive categories: blanco, reposado, añejo and extra añejo, ordered from youngest to oldest.
Tequilas can also be found in Puro or Mixto style, with Puro representative of tequilas which are 100% agave whereas cheaper alternatives, labelled mixto, are less than 100% agave. Mixto or blended tequilas have to be at least 51% agave to be considered genuine. Tequila is one of Mexico's biggest drinks exports and at The Fine Wine Company we ensure the tequila in our range is of the highest quality and is a good choice for drinking in any way you choose. You can't have a classic Tequila Sunrise or Margarita without a good tequila and we try to ensure you have the product you need in our range.
Aged tequilas show aromas developed from their maturation in oak, such as vanilla, almond, sweet melon and honey overlaying the gentle vegetal notes from the blue agave. Pale gold in colour, the A�ejo has rich aromas of dried fruit. Toasted oak, spice, butterscotch and sweet cooked agave characters make this a delight to sniff and sip.
Unaged tequilas, called blanco, have refined citrus, green apple, fresh grass, and herbaceous notes. Casa Noble have named their blanco tequila crystal because it is in a class on its own. Enticing aromas set the palate for flavours of honey and buttery-sweet cooked agave.
Casamigos Mezcal is balanced and elegant, offering harmonious hints of tamarind, pomegranate, banana and mango. Fresh herbal mint aromas, dried oregano and thyme lend character to the mezcal. The delicate tones of smoke, hints of licorice and mineral nuances lead to a long silky finish.
Dark, rich brown. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, with a hint of earthy agave. The rich sweet taste of freshly roasted coffee, notes of chocolate, vanilla and agave, finishes smooth but dry with rich coffee flavours.
Golden amber colour. Earthy, honest honey aromas that promise a hint of sweetness. Rich, sweet and full of honey. The agave is there but the palate is dominated by the honey, it finishes with caramel and smoky notes.