At any time behind the bar at The Voodoo Rooms you'll find over sixty different types of Tequila. We've a countrywide reputation and a string of awards based on our ongoing love affair with this magical spirit. There are so many styles, characters and tastes within the category that we've felt obliged to pick out five of our favourites for you to explore. All are served in a tasting glass accompanied by a Voodoo Rooms secret recipe Sangrita shot.
Rum and Tequila, like Whisky, have been around since the start of distillation in the 1700s and have the same amount of heritage and artisan know-how in their development. In fact, these two spirits have an ability to have a wider range of personality than their whisky brothers.
Any of our bartenders can take you on a true journey of exploration throughout both categories and will delight and surprise as you taste these wonderful liquids.
Whether it is introducing you to a 32 year old Rum or a Tequila that's more vanilla and chocolate than a cocktail. Or perhaps an introduction to the mixable delights of these two beautiful sisters in one of our cocktails.
Please ask your bartender for the truly amazing adventure ahead of your palate next time you find yourself staring at the inspiring selection on our top bar. Here is a small sample of what we have on offer.
El Tesoro Reposado ……. £3.95
A tequila from the highlands. On the nose it has hints of salt, earth, green olives, broken chilli and white pepper. On the palate it is herbaceous and earthy, with hints of wet sand. It is mineral heavy, has lots of spice and has a long, long finish… mmmmm
Arette Sauve Reposado ….. £4.95
Originating from the heart of the town of Tequila in Jalisco in Mexico. A super premium 100% blue agave tequila distilled using waters from the Volcano in Tequila. It has a grassy yellow colour and it's legs run very quickly to the bottom of the glass. On the nose you get hints of wet grass, green cardamom, the sweet end of caramels and a hint of lemon meringue. On the palate it is confined to a dry salty taste with hints of musk with a light-bodied smooth finish.
Don Fulano Silver Fuerte ….. £4.95
Coming in at a hefty 50% (100 Proof) this tequila provides a warm burn followed by an intense flavour. Hailing from the Jalisco region and having never been aged, it's clear persona gives away red earth, nail polish and white pepper on the nose. On the palate it is deceivingly sweet with strong coffee and passion fruit flavours mingled with pineapple hints.
Partida Elegante …… £19.95
An exceptional tequila, voted 20/20 by the Mexican Academy of Tequila Mezcal-Wine Tasters (whoa!). In the glass a light amber glow surrounds a deep chocolate coloured centre, with wonderful thick and long lasting legs. This is an extra anejo tequila made from only the finest hand harvested agave and aged for over 36 months in charred American oak barrels. From all this care it is supremely complexed. On the nose there are fragrances of light spicy earth, burnt ceder, coffee essence, subtle pear tinglings and an overall effect of wide open spaces with fresh country air (we are serious!). On the palate you get a sour citrus effect quickly overcome by a lengthy finish of dry oak, kiwi fruit and treacle, with a light body and only a warm burn. This is a supremely smooth and intricate tequila.
Patron XO Café …… £3.00
Though essentially a liqueur, it is made using only the finest of aged tequila and natural coffee essence. It is also made to be dry and not sweet, so the characters of the tequila and coffee really drive through over any sugar content. With the nose being strong in coffee fragrances, the complexity of the palate is quite concealed. You taste an earthy richness with a spicy and strong coffee-like, yet slightly green tequila. Viscous on the tongue and black in colour - a true indulgence.
Tapatio Blanco (Highlands) ….. £3.80
Brilliant hand-crafted tequila - this is a world away from your salt 'n' lemon, burn 'n' gurn nightmares. Spicy with a delicious 100% agave, grilled-pepper flavour.
Arette Blanco (Valley) …… £4.00
Intense earthy, fruity, spice and floral aromas - the deeper aromas include moderate smoke scents. A beautiful example of a blanco to sip!
Partida Reposado (Valley) …… £4.80
Aged six months in French Canadian oak, Partida Reposado is smooth and rich, with a silky feel on the mouth. It has a beautiful light amber colour with golden tones, transparent, clean and full bodied. It's aromas are of chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut and almond.
Casa Noble Reposado (Highlands) ….. £4.00
A good contrast to the valley reposados. It is matured for one year in French oak and is slightly salty and vegetal at the nose, whilst more light toffee and candied-nut at the palate.
Tapatio Familia Rererva Anejo (Highlands) ….. £10.00
The earthy and vegetal flavour characteristic of the Tapatio range are pleasantly mellowed by the sweet notes of this spectacular 3-4 years aged Tequila. The new French oak brings vanilla and white chocolate notes to the nose. The palate is smooth and enjoyable notes of honey linger to a peppery finish.
If you are interested in discovering more about the world of tequila, then you may be pleased to note that we offer Tequila Tasting Group Sessions. Click here for more info. Or contact our events team to discuss a dedicated session. We can accomodate groups of any size but the wood panelled American Bar is particularly suitable and will comfortably hold up to 20 people for a private session.