El Tequileño tequila

Tequila brand El Tequileño is making its debut in the UK through a new partnership with independent spirits firm Ten Locks. Founded in 1959 by tequila pioneer Don Jorge Salles Cuervo, El Tequileño is made using blue agave from Los Altos de Jalisco and mineral-rich volcanic spring water from El Volcan de Tequila. Bartenders can …

Giulia Cuccurullo, Patrón Perfectionists

Giulia Cuccurullo from Artesian Bar in London has been named the winner of Patrón Tequila’s Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition. The competition, which is now in its fifth year, challenged bartenders across the globe to create a “simply perfect” Patrón cocktail that embodies the traits of a true perfectionist: care and dedication, attention to detail, creativity …

Satryna Blanco Tequila

Small-batch premium tequila brand Satryna has released its triple-distilled Blanco and Cristalino Añejo Claro variants in the UK. Launched by Nitzan Marrun, maestra tequilera mireida cortes and brand ambassador Elizabet Tovar, Satryna is the result of three generations of craftsmanship, following a 60-year-old recipe from Mexico’s Tequilera Newton distillery. Satryna is made from 100% blue …

Giulia Cuccurullo, Patrón Pefectionists UK finalist

Giulia Cuccurullo has been crowned the UK finalist of the 2019 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition with her cocktail, The Bridge. Giulia and her fellow finalists, Alex King of Artesian Bar; Josh Joyce of Fare Bar; Harry Cosmo Boardman of HMSS; Kieran Grieves of Cairn Hotel Group; Jack Riley of Present Company; Ryan Snedden of Lucky …

1800 Tequila Visionaries

Sam Boevey of The London Cocktail Club has been crowned the winner of 2019’s 1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition. Now in its third year, the 1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition is a celebration of creativity. 2019’s entrants were tasked with creating a cocktail inspired by an iconic artist from the worlds of art, style, design or music. …

Mucha Liga Tequila

London-based drinks distributor Gravity Drinks has launched Mucha Liga, a range of premium tequilas which celebrate Mexican culture, in the UK. Mucha Liga Tequila draws inspiration from Lucha Libre, a type of professional wrestling originating in Mexico, characterised by colourful masks and rapid, acrobatic manoeuvres. The range comprises three expressions: Bravo Blanco, Canibal Reposado and …

Storywood Tequila

Storywood, a new range of tequilas aged in scotch whisky casks, has launched to the UK market with distributor Halewood International. The core range is made up of two expressions: Speyside Anejo and Speyside Reposado. Bottled at 40% ABV, Storywood Tequilas encourages drinkers to “live free and sip slow”, an ethos represented in the spirits’ …

Batanga Tequila

Tequila brand Batanga has launched its reposado and blanco variants in the UK through distributor Emporia Brands. Established in 1926 by Don Eduardo Orendain, Batanga Tequila is traditionally distilled using 100% agave grown on one estate in the heart of Jalisco, Mexico. The Orendain family is considered one of the four oldest tequila making families …

El Rayo tequila

El Rayo, a new premium tequila distilled using a blend of highland and lowland agave, is launching in the UK. Developed in partnership with maestro tequilero Oscar Garcia, the 100% agave tequila is made using a blend of highland and lowland agave, meaning it harnesses both the citrus and floral notes of the highlands alongside …

Last year's Patron Perfectionists finalists

The Patrón Perfectionists cocktail competition is back with an even broader global reach for 2019, with contestants hailing from more than thirty countries. The Bacardí-owned tequila brand is looking for bartenders who demonstrate respect for craftsmanship, attention to detail, an unwavering commitment to perfection and want to see these values brought to life through their …