Ever wonder why you wake up with what feels like someone bashing your head with a bag of rocks after a night throwin’ back tequilas? We stopped by El Capo on Thursday evening for an impromptu tasting and learnt all about what it is that causes that nightmare to occur and hey, real tequila is not to blame!

Hosted by Arette Tequila, we sipped our way through the brand’s blanco (the white stuff), reposado (the gold stuff) and anejo (the old stuff) and learnt all about the history of this glorious potion and the iconic horse displayed on the bottles.

Don’t shoot! Tequila tasting at El Capo I Love Manchester

Arete was a famous horse that won the gold medal in the 1948 London Olympics in Equestrian Jumping. Ridden by General Humberto Mariles, together they became the only double gold medal winners in this discipline.

“Like Arete, we make our Tequila with the same passion and strength, making Tequila Arette the “Premium of Tequilas”.”

Most of the spirits called ‘tequila’ sold in Europe before year 2000 were not at all tequila and were in fact practically all industrially produced! The percentage of agave it self is not a guarantee for quality but most industrial tequila is done with only 51 % of agave. Now, this is the difference between the good stuff, and the stuff that makes you swear to yourself you’ll never touch a drink again!

Each Month, El Capo will be hosting tequila tastings to spread the love about this wonderful spirit. For more information about upcoming events and tastings, email events@elcaponq.co.uk

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