El Rayo Plata Tequila
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  • fresh
  • black pepper
  • citrus
  • zesty
  • smooth
  • light
  • agave

El Rayo

Plata Tequila (0.7l, 40%)

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Forget Gin & Tonic - here's El Rayo Tequila!

The story of El Rayo Tequila starts with two lads from South London: Jack Vereker and Tom Bishop, childhood friends from Peckham. One day, they chilled and sipped on Tequila that was so delicious it changed their preconceptions of what Tequila can be (great booze will do that sometimes). Bewitched by the flavors, they quit their jobs and flew to Guadalajara in what we imagined looked like one of those fast-paced Guy Ritchie montages. They assembled a crack team of artists and artisans in Mexico, building a 100% natural Tequila designed to be paired with tonic. Yas, you heard us: Tequila & Tonic are the new refreshing ritzy combo in town! Their secret? Slow-grown Blue Agave from the Highlands, and Maestro Tequilero Oscar Garcia - one of only 250 Maestros in the world.

El Rayo Plata Tequila ('The Clear One') is a crystalline elixir that focuses solely on the flavors of the Blue Agave. It's produced at Hacienda La Capilla (est. 1999) with modified copper pot stills from an ancient Brandy distillery in Saltillo. The deep well water and Agave grown in soil rich in copper in iron give this Tequila a unique terroir character with distinct fruity sweetness. The No. 1 best-selling premium Tequila on Amazon will make you forget Gin when you look at your tonic.
 

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Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The fresh and clean nose emphasizes the unique natural aromas of Blue Agave.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Beautiful clean palate with notes of cracked black pepper and citrus.

Finish
Refreshing and citrusy finish.

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What does El Rayo Plata Tequila taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in El Rayo Plata Tequila and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

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  • fresh
  • black pepper
  • citrus
  • zesty
  • smooth
  • light
  • agave
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Character Dogson
Tequila goes bad with time. Once you open a bottle of Tequila, you better be in the mood to drink it. Generally, you have one to two months before oxidization and evaporation diminish the Tequila quality and destroy the Agave flavor profile.
There are over 136 species of Agave. For Tequila to be officially called “Tequila,” it must be comprised of at least 51% of the Blue Weber Agave species.
Tequila is like Champagne or Cognac. It has a Denomination of Origin, meaning it can only be produced in the Jalisco State, Mexico.
Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
The strongest Tequila available for sale clocks in at 75% ABV (150 proof). This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but drinking huge amounts of this spirit is likely te-quil-a.
Tequila is made from one type of agave, Blue agave. Each of these plants takes at least 6 years, more likely a year or two longer to mature.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Tequila goes bad with time. Once you open a bottle of Tequila, you better be in the mood to drink it. Generally, you have one to two months before oxidization and evaporation diminish the Tequila quality and destroy the Agave flavor profile.
There are over 136 species of Agave. For Tequila to be officially called “Tequila,” it must be comprised of at least 51% of the Blue Weber Agave species.
Tequila is like Champagne or Cognac. It has a Denomination of Origin, meaning it can only be produced in the Jalisco State, Mexico.
Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
The strongest Tequila available for sale clocks in at 75% ABV (150 proof). This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but drinking huge amounts of this spirit is likely te-quil-a.
Tequila is made from one type of agave, Blue agave. Each of these plants takes at least 6 years, more likely a year or two longer to mature.
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