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    “South Africa is the fourth-largest consumer of tequila in the world,” says Nic Haarhoff. Nic is not only a partner in Mexican diners, El Burro and Cabrito Bar (Green Point and Newlands) – and recently, El Burro Taqueria in Tamboerskloof – but he’s also involved in a tequila import business and has spent a fair amount of time researching the spirit in its place of origin, Mexico. “The attitude towards tequila is changing and people are starting to take it as a serious product. Mezcal is a pending explosion in the South African market; it will add to the agave category and we’ll start seeing tequilas moving more in a whisky-style direction in terms of appreciation”.

    More about Herradura Reposado (R499,95)

    This reposado (rested/aged) agave tequila is matured in American white oak barrels for 11 months and has full flavours of agave with hints of anise, fruit and spices on the nose; followed by vanilla, butter and dried fruit with a smooth, sweet and spicy finish.

    WIN! We’re giving one lucky reader a chance to win a Herradura tequila hamper. To enter, simply complete the entry form below. You must be 18 years or older to enter. Terms and conditions apply. Competition ends 30 September 2017.

    The hamper includes:

    1 bottle of Herradura Tequila Reposado

    A leather moleskin handbook

    Herradura cufflink set

    Herradura horse shoe pins

    Written by Malu Lambert, wine writer for Food & Home Entertaining 

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