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!
Jun 15, 2020
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    10 1800 Tequila Silver
    The name derives from the year that the category of tequila was officially recognized as a spirit, and the bottle shape is an homage to the ancient Mayan pyramids of Mexico. Their silver tequila is made from agave picked at 8 - 12 years old at harvest and double-distilled. A selection of unaged tequilas with different characteristics are then blended together for the final batch.
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    9 Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila
    Herbal & Fruity
    Olmeca Altos is the result of a unique collaboration between master distiller Jesús Hernandez, a team of engineers from Kentucky, and two acclaimed UK bartenders, the late Henry Besant and Dre Masso. The distillery is located 6,900 feet above sea level in the heart of Los Altos. Olmeca Altos is produced using the traditional tahona method with agave from the Highlands - 60% comes from Olmeca Altos' own estates and 40% from third party sources.
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    8 El Jimador Blanco Tequila
    Fruity & Earthy
    El Jimador tequila, produced at Casa Herradura, is a 100% agave tequila that has become the #1 selling tequila brand in Mexico since its launch in 2000. A classically styled Lowlands tequila, El Jimador Blanco is a value-priced spirit that offers great quality at an affordable price. This versatile mixer will make great cocktails without breaking the bank.
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    7 Milagro Silver Tequila
    Herbal & Fruity
    Milagro (translated to "miracle") is a tequila which uses only agaves grown on the estate of Juan de la Torre, now a partner in the brand. His agaves were unaffected by the bacteria which caused a shortage in agave and tequila production in the mid '90's. Most tequilas are distilled twice, but Milagro is distilled three times, twice in a pot still and once in a stainless steel column still.
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    6 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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    5 Herradura Silver Tequila
    Herbal & Earthy
    Despite being made in one of the region's largest distilleries, Herradura tequilas are made from agaves roasted in traditional clay ovens and fermented with ambient yeast. The unusual greenish-straw color is due to a brief (45 day) period of aging in well-seasoned American oak barrels.
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    4 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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    3 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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    2 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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    1 Casamigos Blanco Tequila
    Casamigos is a tequila brand created by friends George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman. They have chosen NOM 1416 (Productos Finos de Agave) to be where this tequila is made and agaves from the Highlands of Jalisco are chosen for distillation. Their blanco rests for 2 months in stainless-steel before bottling at 80 proof.