The Most Collected Agave Spirits From Last Week

These were the top 10 agave spirits that users added to their Collections last week in Distiller!
Mar 23, 2020
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    10 Casamigos Añejo Tequila
    Produced at the Productos Finos de Agave (NOM 1416), this tequila is produced from agaves from the Highlands of Jalisco. This añejo tequila has been aged for 14 months in reconditioned whiskey barrels. And yes, this is George Clooney's tequila.
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    9 Patrón Silver Tequila
    Introduced in 1989 along with their Añejo release is the now iconic Patrón Silver Tequila. Co-founded by John Paul DeJoria (of John Paul Mitchell hair products), Patrón first introduced the world to "ultra-premium" tequila. Their standard line is produced by using half tahona-crushed agave and half modern roller-mill crushed agave. The agaves are slow-roasted in an oven before fermentation in wooden vats. Francisco Alcaraz is their Master Distiller & Blender who created the recipe for the tequila and produced it at the Siete Leguas distillery until they built their own in 2002. Their agaves are sourced from Los Altos in Jalisco.
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    8 Espolòn Reposado Tequila
    Fruity & Sweet
    The competitively-priced Espolòn tequila is distilled in the Highlands of Jalisco at Destiladora San Nicolas, under the supervision of Master Distiller Cirilo Oropeza. Espolòn Reposado is aged for three to five months in new American oak barrels. The squat bottles are branded with artwork inspired by 19th century Day of the Dead iconography.
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    7 Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado Tequila
    Fruity & Floral
    Rested in oak barrels for six months to mature its flavor, Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado is reputedly the first tequila created by the Cuervo family in 1795. Made in the town of Tequila, Jalisco, Casa Cuervo is the largest distiller in the village and distills other brands including Maestro Dobel and Gran Centanario on site.
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    6 Cazadores Blanco Tequila
    Oily & Herbal
    This blanco tequila is an unaged 100% agave sourced from the Highlands of Jalisco. As some winemakers have done, fermentation is done with classical music playing round the clock. Cazadores translates to “hunters” and helps to explain the stag’s head prominently displayed on the bottle.
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    5 Casamigos Reposado Tequila
    Rich & Sweet
    Casamigos (loosely translated to "house of friends") is indeed the tequila brand created by George Clooney and Rande Gerber. The agaves are sourced from the Highlands of Jalisco and this reposado is aged for 7 months in reconditioned whiskey barrels and is bottled at 80 proof.
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    4 Don Julio Blanco Tequila
    Spicy & Fruity
    Don Julio's distillery in Atotonilco, Jalisco (NOM 1449) utilizes Highland agaves that are steam-cooked for 72 hours. After crushing the cooked agave, the aquamiel (honey water) is collected, fermented, and then double-distilled in stainless steel pot-stills. The tequila is bottled immediately afterward without further resting or aging.
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    3 Clase Azul Reposado Tequila
    Rich & Fruity
    Bottled in a beautiful handmade and hand painted ceramic decanter. Inside is a distillate that is carefully aged for eight months in second-use oak barrels. It is then triple micro-filtrated to ensure the highest purity.
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    2 Herradura Reposado Tequila
    Umami & Spicy
    With the agave hearts roasted in traditional clay ovens, and fermented using only the local wild yeasts native to the casa, Herradura Reposado is aged after distillation in American oak barrels for 11 months to allow the flavors of this tequila to mature.
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    1 Don Julio 1942 Tequila
    Rich & Sweet
    Don Julio 1942 is technically an añejo as it is aged for only 2 1/2 years in used American oak barrels, though it misses the extra añejo qualification by only 6 months. 1942 is the year that Don Julio Gonzáles established his distillery, Tequila Tres Magueyes. This Highland tequila, along with their Real bottling, is distilled a 2nd time in a smaller stainless steel pot still that has a maximum capacity of 3 barrels per distillation.