Episode 100: Gran Centenario Añejo Tequila

Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

Apr 29 2022 • 18 mins

Episode 100 features Gran Centenario Añejo Tequila. Bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof and it retails for $36. Enjoy this episode with a neat pour of Gran Centenario! The official website for Gran Centenario: https://grancentenario.com/ (https://grancentenario.com/) Brief Historical Timeline: 1857 - Tavern owner and tequila producer Lázaro Gallardo starts making what will become Gran Centenario 1895 - Gallardo names his tequila Gran Centenario to commemorate the new century and the coming 100th anniversary of Mexican independence 1920 - Luciano Gallardo, the founder's son, designs art deco inspired bottles and begins selling Gran Centenario beyond the tavern 1995(?) - Becle, the parent company of Jose Cuervo, acquires Gran Centenario (may have been much earlier) Today - Gran Centenario is the best selling tequila in Mexico Key Cocktails: Gran Centenario Añejo makes for a great sipper, but give their signature cocktail a try if you like. Golden Angel 1.5 parts Gran Centenario® Añejo 1 part Pressed Ginger 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice 1 part Fresh Lime Juice 3⁄4 part Agave Nectar Dash of Kosher Salt Garnish with wedges of fresh Lemon and Lime References: https://proximospirits.com/brands/tequila/gran-centenario/ (Proximo Spirits, the US Importer of Gran Centenario) https://www.tequilasource.com/grancentenario/index.html (Tequila Source Listing) https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemicallef/2021/05/20/why-you-should-rediscover-centenario-tequila/ (Forbes Article on Gran Centenario) https://tequilamatchmaker.com/tequilas/2592-gran-centenario-anejo (Tequila Matchmaker Listing) https://youtu.be/s1w3GGBE5LM (YouTube Review) (in Spanish) https://seekingalpha.com/article/4358051-becle-worlds-largest-tequila-producer-stretched-valuations (Becle Financial Overview with Sales Insight) https://trademarks.justia.com/746/42/gran-centenario-74642792.html (Trademark Listing for Gran Centenario) https://www.cuervo.com.mx/documents/informes-anuales/2018/Mexican%20Stock%20Exchange%20Annual%20Report%202018.pdf (Cuervo 2018 Annual Report) https://www.mashed.com/408211/what-does-a-tequilas-nom-mean-and-why-does-it-matter/ (Mashed.com Article on Tequila NOM Meaning) Contact Information: Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com) Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur (https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/) Twitter: @LLConnoisseur