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/

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


Proximo Spirits, the US Importer of Gran Centenario

Tequila Source Listing

Forbes Article on Gran Centenario

Tequila Matchmaker Listing

YouTube Review (in Spanish)

Becle Financial Overview with Sales Insight

Trademark Listing for Gran Centenario

Cuervo 2018 Annual Report

Mashed.com Article on Tequila NOM Meaning

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