Gran Centenario Plata Tequila
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  • fruit
  • pear
  • lime
  • citrus
  • sweet
  • black pepper
  • sweet fruit

Gran Centenario

Plata Tequila (0.7l, 40%)

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Here’s a Plata that’s seriously mature for her age.

Many things have changed since tavern owner Lázaro Gallardo began crafting tequila in 1857 at Hacienda Los Camichines in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Not everything has, though – the Selleción Suave process he invented remains the same. What that might be, you wonder? Well, in Spanish, suave means smooth and Gallardo was the first Tequila Master Distiller to begin adding the richer, older and smoother tequila reserves to the blend to produce one that would be smoother than them all.

The business is still family-owned today with several generations passing the know-how down to the next one – what an incredible gene pool, right! Even the bottle you’ll get today, inspired by the Art Deco style, was designed by Lázaro‘s son Luciano back in 1920.

Gran Centenario Plata is essentially an old soul in a young body. It’s blended in wood and aged for just 28 days in French Limousin oak barrels before bottling, but this 100% agave Tequila has the depth and complexity of a far more mature sipper. Most Plata Tequilas are actually unaged, so this one has an edge over most of her sisters. The subtle wood notes and the smoother-than-heaven taste are unusual for a white Tequila, but it’s a nice surprise. Blended at 80 proof, it’s very fruit-forward, citrusy and with a touch of black pepper – mix it in a traditional margarita to really let her shine through.

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Appearance / Color
Pale gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fruit-forward notes. Pear, lime and citrus.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet and fruity with a kick of black pepper.

Finish
Complex and lingering.

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  • fruit
  • pear
  • lime
  • citrus
  • sweet
  • black pepper
  • sweet fruit
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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.
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.

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 oxidation and evaporation diminish the quality of the Tequila and destroy the Agave flavor profile.

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.
In general, price of Tequila goes up with age, so añejos and extra añejos will be the most expensive and blancos the cheapest.
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.
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.
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.
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.
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.

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 oxidation and evaporation diminish the quality of the Tequila and destroy the Agave flavor profile.

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.
In general, price of Tequila goes up with age, so añejos and extra añejos will be the most expensive and blancos the cheapest.
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.
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.
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.
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