Tequila is a distilled beverage that is made chiefly in Jalisco, 65 kilometers (40 miles) in the northwest of Guadalajara and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the western Mexican state. The Mexican tequila normally contains an alcohol content of 38% whereas, the tequila that is sold in United States contains 40% of alcohol. In addition to this, there are several varieties of tequilas that contain upto 35-40% of alcohol content.
The Mexican poet, ‘Alvaro Mutis’ wrote- “Tequila is a pallid flame that passes through walls and soars over tile roofs to allay despair.” A shot of tequila is not only a cold remedy but also a weight loss supplement. A tequila drink, apart from being a source of sound slumber, possess many other health benefits. The essential Mexican drink, Tequila is available in various brands, packed in exquisitely constructed and designed decanters. Amongst so many wonderful tequila brands, here is a list of top 10 most demanded, costly and exclusively tasty tequila brands that can all be served and enjoyed with sangrita, fresh lime and salt.
10. CASA DRAGONES
A small batch, handcrafted from pure lead-free crystal, 100% blue agave joven tequila is just perfect for sipping. Brought out in 2009, it’s a blend of silver tequila with additional aged tequila is available in smooth taste with the crispness of black pepper and mites of vanilla and hazelnuts. Another product, tequila Casa Dragones Blanco is also a 100% pure blue agave silver tequila and its each bottle is designed with perfumer’s glass. It too has wonderfully crisp and smooth taste. Casa Dragones was rated 96/100 by the “Wine Enthusiast” and it said- “the end result is extraordinarily smooth with a very sweet, fruity, almost wine-like nose but a bold, pure peppery flavor that finishes cleanly”.
9. PARTIDA ELEGANTE EXTRA ANEJO TEQUILA
Partida Elegante is prepared from Blue Agave of the best quality, the plants of which are grown in the tequila valley at the base of the volcano. This one, with a slightly bitter and smoky taste, is available in a bottle with crystal top and is peculiarly set inside a splendid gift box. It is one of the fastest growing tequila brands. Partida Elegante has a dark amber tint and possess enamoring aroma. The tempting redolence of dark chocolate, honey, dry fruit and vanilla makes it exclusively just perfect to guzzle up. It might feel really great to have Partida Elegante Extra Anejo tequila in your glass.
8. REY SOL ANEJO
An ideal adjunct to meals with red meat or desserts, Rey Sol Anejo has a unique pure flavor that tastes of ripe fruits, particularly plum and apple. The bottle is elegantly and sophistically designed by the world renowned artist, Sergio Bustamante. A shot of Rey Sol Extra Aged Anejo tequila costs $14.79 and that makes it one of the most expensive tequilas on the market. A sip of it basically combines vanilla, caramel and spice with a savory flavor. Its slightly herbal aroma makes it distinctively popular drink.
7. GRAN PATRON BURDEOS ANEJO TEQUILA
The bottle of Gran Patron Burdeos Anejo, set inside a beautiful box handcrafted from a single piece of black walnut just instills an urge to quaff it pint after pint. The crystal sealed bottle is nicely packed using a corkscrew to aid with opening and an unleaded crystal bee stopper. It is matured in a combination of barrels made of American mountain oak and oaks from different regions of France.The dark colored Gran Patron is one of the finest 100% blue blue agave which offers a smooth and sweet taste with notes of vanilla and raisins.
6. CASA NOBLE
One of the finest spirits in the world, casa noble single barrel extra anejo tequila is packed in hand-made, black colored porcelain bottles. The bottles are then hand-painted with platinum, numbered and labeled by the makers. The distinctive flavor of the drink makes every single sip of its, truly awesome. The tangs of cocoa, vanilla, citrus, fennel, smoke, coffee, herbs and toasted wood create an ultimate temptation for the drink. The nicely mixed taste of sweetness and bitter notes make casa noble tequila peculiarly delicious.
A brand of tequila that originated in Mexico and aged in white oak barrels is presented in swish and refined bottles. Founded in 1990, Arette has grown to be a distinguishing tequila in respect of taste and flavor. The smooth flavor of cooked agave marks it out from other tequilas and this sound quality is due to the pure and fresh waters originating from the volcano of tequila. The unique Arette is produced in limited quantity. Floral and vanilla aroma with slight citrus hints make it exceptionally good in taste.
The tequila with extremely fine taste and flavor of citrus and vanilla is relished with best quality mixers like splashes of pine-apple or orange or even as sipping tequila. Fabulously clean and smooth is packed nicely in a fancy bottle. It undergoes a special and complex distillation process and after that another process that introduces microscopic air bubbles to allow it to breathe before bottling. The tequila with attractive aromas of vanilla, black-cherry, pine-apple and mineral is gorgeously packed in beautifully designed bottles. It is simply a perfect blanco well suited for sipping. So, just raise a glass full of corzo to enjoy the evening.
3. TRES CUATRO Y CINCO
Tres cuatro y cinco is made from 100% weber blue agave, by the Fonseca family of Jalisco, Mexico. The extra anejo is manufactured of three, four and five year aged tequilas in French oak. The tequila is available in nicely designed and packed decanters which are signed and numbered by the Mexico city artist, Alonso Gonzalez Jr. Ship as double bottle. Consisting of three different combinations of tequilas, Tres cuatro y cinco is of the best taste and flavor that would definitely be complete enough for sipping. So, this one is certainly the drink that can be added to the collection of your favorite ones.
2. DON JULIO
It is the eighth largest brand in United States, by volume and the eleventh largest in Mexico. Produced in Mexico, it is named after the name of its founder, Don Julio Gonzalez-Frausto Estrada. Available in several varieties, Don Julio tequila bottle is made from the handpicked 100% pure, blue weber agave plants from the highlands of Jalisco. It is known for its high quality, fully developed agave flavor and after fermentation, develops a sweet alcoholic taste. Apart from the sweet, light agave flavor there is a slight hint of black pepper, citrus, lemon and grapefruit, that make it one of the most famous and costly tequilas.
1.1800 COLECCION (USD 1800)
This is also one of the costliest tequilas that is made of 100% blue agave and is packed in Mexico. This one is aged in oak casks for minimum of 10 years. The 1800 coleccion is one of the best spirits whose decanter and packaging is changed each year. This designing of the bottle in new fashion, every year, distinguishes it from the other tequilas. Upon that, only 400 bottles of this one are crafted each year. It possesses good complexity in its taste and finish and excellent, smooth tastes. So, it is worth buying tequila that can, for sure, add more taste and enjoyment to your evening.