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Gran Centenario Tequila

Hacienda Los Camichines in Jalisco, Mexico

In 1858, Lazaro Gallardo, a tavern owner and tequila producer, invented a unique tequila-making process called Selección Suave, of Smooth Selection. This unique process blended newly rested tequilas with the smoothest, aged tequila reserves creating the highest quality and best tasting tequila available.

In the late 1800s, Lazaro Gallardo named his tequila, Gran Centenario to commemorate the beginning of a new century and began selling it as his tavern. In 1920, Lazaro's son, Luciano decided to bottle Gran Centenario. Inspired by the Art Deco style of architecture, he designed a bottle similar to the one we use today.

The makers of Gran Centenario still uses the Selección Suave when crafting this deluxe tequila.

Gran Centenario
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Gran Centenario Leyenda
gran centenario plata or blanco tequila
gran centenario reposado tequila
gran centenario añejo tequila
gran centenario leyenda - extra añejo
Blanca - Plato - Silver
Reposado
Añejo
Extra-Añejo

gran centenario reserva del tequillero tequila
Gran Centenario
Reserva del Tequilero Anejo Tequila

Bottle prior to 2006.
100% Blue Weber Agave aged in
French oak barrels for over two years.

The Extra-Añejo tequila class,
Gran Centenario Leyenda
was introduced in 2006.
gran centenario reserva del tequilaero - pre-2006

Gran Centenario Leyenda is among the first Tequilas to ever be awarded the classification "Extra Añejo." Combining only 100% blue agave with an average aging process of 4 years in French Limousin oak barrels, Leyenda has remained the best-kept secret in the highlands of Jalisco. the Seleccíon Suave process marries the spirit with Tequila reserves that are aged up to fifteen years for richness and complexity, unveiling a light and sweet woodiness, accentuated by aromatic flavors of oak, maple, roasted almond and cloves. Gran Centenario Leyenda's dark amber color glimmers with highlights of bright copper. With a long warm cinnamon hinted finish, it is perfectly suited for an after dinner snifter or the most refined cocktail.

gran centenario añejo tequila 2007 presentation
Gran Centenario Azul
Gran Reserva
(right - photo June 2005)

Gran Centenario Añejo
(left - photo 2007)
gran centenario azul - gran reserva tequila

Gran Centenario Leyenda Extra Anejo Tequila
Gran Centenario Leyenda is among the first Tequilas to ever be awarded the classification "Extra Añejo." Combining only 100% Blue Agave with an average aging process of 4 years in French Limousin oak barrels, Leyenda has remained the best kept secret in the highlands of Jalisco. Introduced during 2006.

The Seleccion Suave process marries the spirit with Tequila reserves that are aged up to fifteen years for richness and complexity, unveiling a light and sweet woodiness, accentuated by aromatic flavors of oak, maple, roasted almonds and cloves. Gran Centenario Leyenda's dark amber color glimmers with highlands of bright copper. With a long warm cinnamon hinted finish, it's perfectly suited for an after dinner snifter or the most refined cocktail.

Gran Centenario Tequila
Jalisco, Mexico
Distillery: NOM 1122 - DOT 113 - Casa Cuervo, S. A. de C. V.
USA Distributor: http://www.proximospirits.com/brands/gran-centenario-tequila
Website: http://www.grancentenario.com/ - 04 April 2010 - link is not working


Last Revision - 04 May 2010 - jat
Gran Centenario Tequila - Hacienda Los Camichines in Jalisco, Mexico