24. July 2012 13:27
Happy National Tequila Day! Here’s some helpful information to understand tequila terminology. We hope our descriptions of Silver or Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, Gold and others help you decide which category of tequila gifts you send as Thank You Gifts, Birthday Gifts, Corporate Gifts and more this year.
Silver Tequila – Not aged and usually radiates strong blue agave notes.
Patrón Silver has soft agave and caramel notes with a subtle pepper bite. Patrón is one of our top selling tequila brands with an extensive variety of tequilas including the new Patrón XO Café Dark Cocoa Tequila and high-end Gran Patrón Burdeos Tequila. We also offer a gift set that includes a bottle of Patrón Silver, Patrón Reposado and bar tools!
Reposado Tequila – Aged in white oak casks from 2 months to a year and is usually golden in color. Aging brings out mellow oak notes with blue agave flavors still lingering.
Kah Reposado is fierce at 110 proof with vibrant agave notes and soft oak and vanilla flavors from aging in French Limousine casks. Kah Tequilas are perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Day of the Dead in November, with skull bottles designed to honor Dia del Los Muertos.
Añejo Tequila – Aged in white oak casks for more than a year in small batches. Extensive aging creates rich oak flavors and light brown coloring.
Deleón Añejo is a luxurious option that’s aged for over 17 months creating a variety of balanced flavors from black cherry to sweet jalapeño. The bottle is sleek with a stunning metal sculpted topper. Extra Añejo is also available.
You’ll also notice other tequila gifts like gold tequila and other more exclusive releases from some brands.
Gold tequila is only required to contain 51% blue agave to be considered tequila. One of the most well known gold tequilas is Jose Cuervo. Don Julio Real Tequila is an example of a premium, luxurious tequila. It’s an añejo tequila that is aged for 3 years with dry fruit flavors, cooked agave and peach on the forefront layered with vanilla, caramel, chocolate and coffee undertones.