Coeval and complementary to modern Tequila as we know it, Reposado is the closest category of Tequila altering the spirit from its traditional Blanco base. 1800 Tequila, a Mexican brand, is named after the year Tequila was first aged in oak casks. Reposado, meaning ‘rested’ in Spanish, is barrel-aged 11 months and presents a subtle wood influence on the distinctly bold, earthy agave flavours.
This category of Tequila is long recognised for its sipping qualities, and now customary in its use in premium cocktails. We’re starting to see Speyside malt whisky casks used for aging, and even Cabernet barrels which craft an enticing pink hue. Like all categories of Tequila, there is so much exploring to further challenge the boundaries of this aging process.