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Our Agaves

New Tequila

Expresiones del Corazón

CorazonA truly remarkable collection of tequilas, Expresiones embodies the extraordinary payoff you can only achieve by taking a risk. Every bottle of Corazón is made from 100% blue Weber agave harvested in Los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico. The agaves are baked in clay ovens (hornos) for 48 hours at 194˚F, then roller mill-crushed and fermented in open stainless steel tanks before two distillations in stainless steel. Expresiones del Corazón tequilas are aged in the best bourbon barrels from Buffalo Trace’s exclusive Antique Collection and hold unique characteristics – kisses of rough rye and sweet bourbon – that make it a tequila unlike any other. The aging of Expresiones is what makes these tequilas truly remarkable. Buffalo Trace Distillery barrels infuse the blanco tequila with unique character. The barrels are stored in the first row at Casa San Matias’ aging facility to ensure the ideal level of air flow to aid in the aging process.

Buffalo Trace Reposado (Alc/Vol 40%) – Award-winning reposado aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels for 10-½ months. The aroma is sweet, with apricot or pear fruitiness mingling with the oak. Flavors are soft, fruity, peppery, spicy and velvety smooth, with some vanilla, honey and caramel notes.

George T. Stagg Añejo (Alc/Vol 40%) – Aged 22 months in George T. Stagg Bourbon barrels. A complex aroma with hints of sweet maple balanced with earthy roasted agave notes. Flavors of salted caramel burst on the tongue followed by charred pineapple, eventually turning to smoky tobacco.

Buffalo Trace Old 22 Añejo (Alc/Vol 40%) – Aged 22 months in barrels which held whiskey aged at least 22 years from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Floral aroma made up of toasted caramel, cooked agave, oak, vanilla and light ginger. Flavors of robust wood, caramel, almond and chocolate with ripe plum and light roasted coffee on the finish.

Sazerac Rye Añejo (Alc/Vol 45%) – Aged 24 months in Sazerac Rye barrels. Aromas of vanilla custard, candied ginger and crystallized pineapple. Flavors of tangy fruit and robust coffee undertones make up just some of the layers of this tequila. Deep brown sugar keeps the roasted agave flavor juicy with a dry finish.

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New Mezcal

Mezcales de Leyenda

Leyenda was the first company to offer a collection of artisanal mezcales from different states from the Denomination of Origin of Mezcal, honoring generations of mezcal families with time-honored traditions and demonstrating environmental responsibility through sustainable harvesting. The first mezcal in Mexico with the organic seal from American certifiers CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers), Leyenda continues to innovate, participating in conservation efforts to map agave distribution to further conservation efforts of this unique plant, as well as working with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and artists to construct the first solar-powered mezcal palenque. Leyenda bottles prove their commitment by using only recycled glass, recycled paper and natural corks from certified trees.

LeyendaOaxaca (Alc/Vol 42%)  Made from agave Angustifolia, commonly known as maguey Espadín, by Master mezcalero, Saul Martinez, in the village of San Juan del Río in Oaxaca. Cooked in traditional conical lava rock pit for 3 days, then crushed by horse-drawn stone tahona, fermented in open air wooden oak vats for 3 days and double-distilled in copper pots. Aromas of lemongrass with sugary notes and flavors of citrus confit, herbs and cooked agave. Excellent paired with fresh citrus and traditional mole.

Guerrero (Alc/Vol 45%) – Made from wild Agave Cupreata, known as Papalote, by 4th generation mezcalero Don Oscar Obregón in Mazatlán, Guerrero. Cooked in lava rock-lined underground pit for 4 days, crushed by mechanical mill and fermented in open wooden vats for 3 days with natural yeasts, then double-distilled in copper pots. Aromas of tropical fruit and cooked agave, tasting notes of sweet agave, brine and papaya with gentle smoke. Enjoy with tacos al pastor or our Spicy Cantina Camarones.

Durango (Alc/Vol 47%) – Made from wild Agave Durangensis, commonly known as maguey Cenizo in Nombre de Dios, in the high plateau of Durango, México. A perfectly balanced mezcal made by the skilled hands of mezcalero Ventura Gallegos. Agaves are roasted in an underground lava rock-lined pit using oak, mesquite and acacia for 3 days, fermented in cement tanks covered in oak for 3 days and double-distilled in copper pots. A floral mezcal with aromas of leather, wet clay & grassy fields and flavors of buttered popcorn, coriander and stone fruit. Pair with queso fundido or carne asada.

San Luis Potosí (Alc/Vol 42%) – Made from Agave Salmiana, or maguey Verde, in the heart of the central “Potosino” plateau, this beautiful mezcal is crafted in the heart of  a historical hacienda in Santa Isabel, San Luis Potosí by Master mezcalero Juan Jose Hernandez, who comes from a long line of mezcal producers whom have been producing the same hacienda for over 100 years. Cooked in a clay oven for 2 days, traditional to this region, then fermented in ground level cement tanks for 5 days and double-distilled in a copper still with a onion top. Aromas of herbs, bell pepper and jalapeño, with flavors of strong mineral notes with sweetness and gentle smoke. Fantastic with sweet papas, portobello tacos or chicken and green chile enchiladas.

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Blanco Tequila

Arette Artesanal
Casa Noble
Casadores
Casamigos
Chamucos
Chinaco
Código 1530
Código 1530 Rosa
Corralejo
Corzo
Don Fulano
Don Julio
Don Lorenzo
El Jimador
El Reformador
El Tesoro
Espolon
Fortaleza
Frida
Gran Centenario
Gran Mayan
Herradura
Kah
Lunazul
Lunazul El Humoso
Maestro Dobel
Milagro
Milagro Barrel Select
Papa Bueno
Pasote
Pura Sangre
Siete Leguas
Suerte

Still Strength Tequila

Arette Fuerte 101
Chamucos Diablo Blanco 55
Don Fulano Fuerte Silver
Fortaleza Still Strength

Reposado Tequila

Arette Artesanal
Casa Noble
Casadores
Casamigos
Chamucos
Chinaco
Código 1530
Corazón Expresiones Buffalo Trace
Corralejo
Corzo
Don Camilo
Don Fulano
Don Julio
Don Lorenzo
El Jimador
El Reformador
El Tesoro
Espolon
Fortaleza
Frida
Gran Centenario
Herradura
Hornitos
Hussongs
Kah
Lunazul
Maestro Dobel
Milagro
Milagro Barrel Select
Ocho
Papa Bueno
Pasote
Pura Sangre
Sauza Blue
Siete Leguas
Suerte

Añejo Tequila

Arette
Casa Noble
Casadores
Casamigos
Chamucos
Chinaco
Código 1530
Corazón Expresiones George T. Stagg
Corazón Expresiones Old 22
Corazón Expresiones Sazerac Rye
Corralejo
Corzo
Don Camilo
Don Fulano
Don Julio
Don Julio 1942
El Jimador
El Tesoro
Espolon
Fortaleza
Frida
Gran Centenario
Herradura
Hornitos Black
Hussongs
Kah
Lunazul
Maestro Dobel
Maestro Dobel Diamante
Milagro
Milagro Select Barrel Reserve
Papa Bueno
Pasote
Pura Sangre
Siete Leguas
Suerte
Tonala

Extra Añejo Tequila

Arette Gran Clase
Cuervo Familia Reserva
Don Julio Real
Gran Centenario
Gran Mayan
Herradura Suprema
Pura Sangre 5 Años

Mezcal

Agave de Cortez Blanco
Agave de Cortez Reposado
Alipus San Andres Ensamble
Alipus San Luis
Alipus Santa Ana
Bahnez
Bozal Ancestral
Bozal Cuixe
Bozal Ensamble
Bozal Tobasiche
Casamigos
Creyente
Craneo
Del Maguey Minero
Del Maguey Vida
El Buho
El Jolgorio Mexicana
Ilegal Joven
Ilegal Reposado
Ilegal Anejo
Leyenda Durango
Leyenda Guerrero
Leyenda Oaxaca
Los Amantes Joven
Los Amantes Reposado
Marca Negra Ensamble
Marca Negra Espadin
Montelobos
Pelotón de la Muerte
Pierde Almas #9 Botanicals
Pierde Almas Pechuga
Rayu
Sacacuento
Sombra
Union
Vago Ensamble
Wahaka Espadin
Wahaka Reposado con Gusano
Xicaru

Bacanora, Raicilla y Sotol

La Niña del Mezcal Bacanora
La Venenosa Costa Raicilla
La Venenosa Sierra del Tigre Raicilla
Ocho Sientos Blanco Sotol
Ocho Sientos Añejo Sotol
Por Siempre Sotol

The Vaso Veladora

The Vaso Veladora

Tradition and utility…
The vaso veladora is the traditional glass for drinking mezcal, especially in Oaxaca. Originally used to hold prayer candles in Catholic churches, the vaso has a crucifix at the bottom. At some point a church-goer “borrowed” a vaso to drink mezcal in it and a dual purpose, both religious and secular, was realized.