• NOM 1140 •

Tequila Centinela, S.A. DE C.V.

• Importer •

El Dorado Importers, Ltd.

Centinela was once one of the bigger players in the premium tequila import market with a blanco, a reposado, a one year añejo as well as a three year version. Pictured above is an example of each añejo. They are both very light compared to many tequilas in this category but as you can see the Tres Años on the left shows evidence of it's extended time in the wood. I'll eventually have separate pages to represent both the one year and three year añejo, particularly since they are being sold for considerably different prices. Check with the on-line sellers above for the best deals but expect to pay about a $40.00 more for the 3 year.

It looks as though I.P.N. is the current importer of Centinela but interestingly enough their website only mentions the Blanco and the Reposado.

Once imported by the now defunct El Dorado Importers out of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, Centinela was quite prevalent here in the States in the mid 1990's. Tequila Centinela is a proud company with traditional production methods and very well respected in Mexico so I'm not too surprised to see that Centinela has worked out a deal with a new importer and reappeared in some markets. According to some press and pictures it looks like the Mexican bottles are now being imported as apposed to the former importers version as pictured.