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El Tequileño (el tek-eh-lane-yo) Available early 2021

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El Tequileño Blanco and Reposado tequilas will be available in early 2021 to the retail and hospitality sectors exclusively via Ten Locks. Platinum, Reposado Gran Reserva, Añejo Gran Reserva and Reposado Rare are set to arrive in the UK later in the year.

  • Reposado Rare – the most unique expression and the world’s first and only Reposado Rare. Antonio Salles says: “My father wanted to try something new and see what happened. He decided to age the spirit in a huge American oak barrel known as a pipon. The barrels hold up to 23,000 litres of tequila, where it is aged for six years. This gives it the depth of an Extra Anejo, but since Mexican law states that those can only be aged in barrels of 600 litres or less (for a minimum of three years), Salles dubbed his premium creation ‘Reposado Rare’. Sip this one neat – and look for notes of honey and vanilla on the nose with hints of marzipan, sweet agave and oak on the palate.

  • Blanco – Tequila doesn’t have to be 100% agave just because it’s 100% agave doesn’t mean it’s a good agave. Blanco is a blend of 71 percent agave and 29 percent piloncillo, a high-quality unrefined bi-product of sugar cane. The tequila is then rested for 14 days in a large American oak pipon. The result is a well-rounded spirit that brings out the richness of the agave along with hints of butterscotch, anise, and peppercorn. This expression is one of the most awarded blended tequilas in the world.

  • Reposado – this expression is made with 100 per cent blue agave and rested for three months in large American Oak pipon. It will add lots of agave and hints of oak to classic cocktails like the margarita or paloma.

  • Platinum – this 100% blue agave tequila is rested for 14 days in large American oak pipon to create an elegant tequila with layers of flavour. Hints of black pepper on the nose bring a savoury spiciness and a delicate finish.

  • Reposado Gran Reserva – rested for a minimum of eight months in an American Oak pipon, the liquid is blended with a small amount of Reserve Añejo aged in 200L American Oak barrels. Notes of toffee, macadamia nuts and vanilla – perfect as a sipping tequila, on the rocks or in a Mexican old fashioned.

  • Añejo Gran Reserva – a unique collaboration between the Salles Family and Randy Ullom, master winemaker. This tequila is aged for two years in American and French oak barrels, the liquid is blended with six-year-old Reserve Extra Añejos aged in American oak barrels. An exceptional blend showing rich cooked agave, oak, sweet spices, orange and dried fruit. Best enjoyed neat.

60 years ago, Don Jorge Salles Cuervo began producing tequila from field to bottle in the picturesque La Guarreña distillery in the town of Tequila, Jalisco. El Tequileño quickly gained brand prominence in the state of Jalisco, dedicated to delivering quality and prestigious Tequila to even the most demanding of palates.

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