Don Julio Blanco begins with fresh, crisp aromas of agave and citrus. Its smooth incredibly fine agave flavor excites the palate and leads to a clean finish with a lime wedge or in your favorite cocktail.
Aged for eigh months in American white oak barrels, Don Julio Reposado begins with subtle aromas of pear, apple and lemon that lead to a smooth yet complex flavor. With hints of dark chocholate and cinnamon, its finish is silky and warm with the essence of dried fruits. Enjoy on the rocks with an orange twist.An inviting aroma of mellow lemon citrus notes and spice layers with touches of ripe stone fruit. Incredibly soft and elegant hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and light cinnamon.Silky, warm finish with an essence of dried fruit, nuts and a touch of caramel apple.
The aroma is of fresh herbal notes, complemented by green pepper and with a soft citric finish. On the palate it is sweet and slightly smoky with a final soft honey flavour.An alcoholic beverage can only be called tequila if it contains at least 51 percent agave and is produced in a special region of Mexico (Jalisco). Usually tequila is used alone or as an ingredient in cocktails, e.g. margarito. It is traditionally enjoyed with lemon and salt, and new trends dictate drinking tequila with cinnamon and orange.Olmeca also differs from other tequilas in the production process. For Olmeca, agave eliminates the core, which means less tequila, but a sweeter taste. While Olmeca uses naturally grown yeast, others use industrial yeast.
An alcoholic beverage can only be called tequila if it contains at least 51 percent agave and is produced in a special region of Mexico (Jalisco). Usually tequila is used alone or as an ingredient in cocktails, e.g. margarito. It is traditionally enjoyed with lemon and salt, and new trends dictate drinking tequila with cinnamon and orange.Olmeca also differs from other tequilas in the production process. For Olmeca, agave eliminates the core, which means less tequila, but a sweeter taste. While Olmeca uses naturally grown yeast, others use industrial yeast.
The Patron Spirits Company believes in producing « ultra premium » spirits that are amongst the best in the world, and which really stand out amongst their peers. Patron Tequila is made in Mexico in the Jalisco region, using traditional methods, and uses only blue agave.Patron Silver is called a young tequila because it has not undergone any aging process. It is distinguished by its light colour, clear as crystal, and by its refined softness, which differentiates it from other silver and white tequilas.Serve Straight, over ice with lime, or in a cocktail.Smooth and sweet with a light pepper finishFruit & citrusy aroma
This Mexican national drink has a remarkable reputation. You have probably already heard or read that it has magical properties: they say that it can overcome all misunderstandings, make possible even impossible compromises, open many closed doors, encourage the shy and help form the best friendships in the world.
How is tequila drunk in Mexico?
Tequila is named after the town of Tequila, located about 65 km outside Guadalajara and the Los Altos plateau in the north-western Mexican state of Jalisco.
If you ever visit the heart of tequila land in Mexico, you will notice that no one there drinks tequila the way you have been used to. The locals will recommend that you drink it from a brandy or champagne glass, so that you can really savour its sweet, buttery flavour and agave aroma. And speaking of agave: true lovers will only drink tequila if it is made from agave.
Tequila can also be aged
Tequila is a strong alcoholic beverage obtained from the fermented juice of blue agave (Agave tequilana). The latter is distilled in special boilers.
The average alcohol content of tequila ranges between 38 and 40%. True tequila should contain at least 51% agave.
Tequila is then stored in barrels, where it may age or not. The ageing process in oak barrels imbues the spirit with a brownish-yellow colour, the hue of which depends on the length of ageing. In the case of tequila, the appearance of aged tequila can also be artificially achieved with certain additives. So there are many different colour variations of this drink and even more different flavours.
Special labels on the bottles – get to know them
Next time you buy a bottle of tequila, pay attention to the descriptions below and choose the one that is closest to your taste.
● Joven or oro (also gold) – unaged tequila with the addition of caramel and woody aroma to create the look and flavour of aged tequila.
● Reposado – tequila aged in oak barrels for two months to one year.
● Añejo (also extra-aged or vintage) – tequila aged in oak barrels for one to three years.
● Extra-añejo (also ultra-aged or vintage) – a type of tequila aged in oak barrels for at least three years.
3 ways to drink tequila
Way 1: Slow sipping
● If you are going to use the first method, choose a tequila that is made from 100% agave. If you choose a tequila labelled añejo, drink it at room temperature. Ice would dilute the flavour and disguise the various components of the spirit.
● Pour a measure of the spirit into a tequila glass. Hold it by the stem, raise it to eye level and appraise the colour. Swirl the tequila gently in its glass – notice how it clings to the walls of the glass and forms a “string of pearls”?
● Take a small sip and swirl it around your mouth for about 10 seconds to cover different parts of your tongue. Swallow and repeat. A very special sensation, isn’t it?
Way 2: Knock back
For this method, choose tequila blanco, oro or reposado. Oro means “gold” and has a similar flavour and price as blanco. Remember to choose 100% agave tequila. Mixtos or blends may indeed be cheaper, but they won’t offer the same experience as true tequila.
Fill a shot glass (tequila can also be at room temperature) and knock it back. (But know that Mexicans don’t drink tequila like that).
Way 3: Lime, salt and tequila
Lick the skin between your thumb and forefinger. Sprinkle a little salt on the skin. Hold a shot glass of tequila and a wedge of lime in your hand, then lick the salt and drink the tequila. Try knocking it back in one go. Bite into the lime wedge – don’t worry, the alcohol will mellow out its flavour.
What is the tequila with a worm called?
Tequila with a worm is called mezcal. Mezcal, tequila’s older brother, is produced in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico from several varieties of agave, but not from blue agave like tequila. A worm (or better, a moth larva) is traditionally added to mezcal, and it is believed that the one who ends up eating the worm floating in the bottle will have good fortune in life. The method of drinking mezcal is the same as for tequila, except that the salt is often mixed with chilli, while the preferred citrus is lemon instead of lime.
At what temperature is tequila served?
Serve aged tequila añejo and extra-añejo at room temperature, as ice dilutes its aromatic flavour. Tequila can also be drunk slightly chilled, but it has the most authentic taste at room temperature.