Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on the fifth of May in Mexico, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico's historic victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Every year, the country, and Mexicans all over the globe live it large with colourful parades, food, music and, more importantly, lots of drinks. Both tequila and mezcal are produced in Mexico, and can served neat, shot with lime and salt, or used in a variety of cocktails - from the margarita to the paloma.

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Casamigos Blanco Tequila

This 100% Blue Weber agave tequila was founded by world-renowned actor, George Clooney and his long-time friends Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman. The ultra-premium small batch tequila is crafted using agaves growing in the Highlands of Jalisco in Mexico. The cool climate in this region gives the spirit a clean and crisp flavour of lemon, vanilla and grapefruit - smooth enough to be served neat and created in order to drink with no need for salt or lime.

Madre Mezcal

An artisanal hand-made mezcal made in the hills of the Oaxacan Sierra in Mexico, from Espadin and Cuixe agave varieties that are smoked and roasted in the earth before being stone-ground by a horse-drawn tahona wheel - creating Madre’s distinct flavour. It’s said that some of the best mezcal in Oaxaca can be found in reused plastic bottles bought from palenques on empty dirt roads. Madre's founders met Jose, the mezcal's original and current producer, here and brought his traditional mezcal to fascinated bartenders in Brooklyn. The company grew and grew, with the plastic bottles being upgraded to hand-poured glass. The unique liquid is slightly smoky with a sweet herbal fragrance of sage and a lingering floral finish.

Fortaleza Blanco Tequila

This blanco is made with 100% agave traditionally stone crushed in a tahona, using natural spring water from Tequila Valley, and twice distilled in copper pots. The resulting liquid is crisp, creamy and fresh with earthy and aromatic notes of citrus, olive, black pepper and basil. All presented in hand-blown bottles, with their traditional design - one for the true tequila afficiandos.

1800 Cristalino Anejo Tequila

A stunning crystal-clear tequila, this expression has been aged in both American and French oak barrels before being married together and finished for 6 months in Port Wine Casks. The final liquid is filtered for extra smoothness, without losing any flavour or complexity. Designed to be sipped, it boasts delicate flavours of honey, agave and oak. The 1800 Cristalino Anejo Tequila represents both innovation and prestige, and is presented in a striking crystalline bottle.

The Lost Explorer Tobala 10 Year Old

From award-winning The Lost Explorer Mezcal, this spirit is made using Tobala agave from San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca. It is often nicknamed ”Explorer Agave,” as an elusive wild agave that grows in arid, shaded, high-altitude canyons, making it extremely hard to find. The resulting liquid is remarkably earthy with hints of tobacco, cocoa, vanilla and leather, offering a unique balance between wood aromas and umami flavors. Bound to impress any mezcal fan, use it in a smoky take on a Margarita.

Cazcabel Coffee Tequila Liqueur

This premium tequila liqueur has a delectable coffee taste, without any overpowering sweetness. Using fresh Agave from the highlands of Mexico, Cazcabel holds a very high reputation across Mexico and for good reason. This Coffee Tequila Liqueur uses its signature Blanco Tequila as a base, which is distilled using a combination of copper pot and steel stills and then chill-filtered to get rid of any impurities, resulting in an astonishingly smooth flavour. The spirit is then infused with a sweet hit of luxury arabica coffee from the coastal region of Soconusco. One that will set the taste-buds of any coffee fan alight.

Maestro Dobel Silver Tequila

This top-shelf tequila is made from 100% high quality blue Weber agave from the Jalico region of Mexico, and double distilled for extra purity. Sweet and nutty, with a hint of black pepper and vanilla, the spirit goes fabulously in a cocktail and yet holds enough quality to be sipped over ice.

The Lost Explorer Salmiana 12 Year Old

Another wonderfully spicy mezcal from Lost Explorer, this one is made using Salmiana agave from San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca - also known as the “Green Giant,” the agave can grow up to 12 ft. in diameter and reach as high as 6 ft into the sky. The liquid is aged for 12 years, resulting in Lost Explorers most herbaceous expression of all, offering up sweet and spicy flavours with hints of green chili, grapefruit and fresh agave.

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