5 Types of Tequila You Should Know (Which Tequila to Buy)

Tequila is widely known as a liquor distilled from blue agave plant, which is commonly found in the city of Tequila, Guadalajara. It is produced in areas surrounding the city, namely Guanajuato, Michoacán, Jalisco, Nayarit and Tamaulipas.

Although the labels of the Tequila are written in Spanish, it is not the only complication in understanding the tequila drink you are buying. The different types of tequila and its aging processes are your key concerns when purchasing one. People commonly associate tequilas into two main types: cheap tequila or premium tequila. Hence, we have created a short guide to the 5 types of tequila.

What are the 5 Types of Tequila (Why Does It Matter)?



Light Brown


Silver, Plata or WhiteUp to 8 weeks


Gold8 weeks to 1 year


Amber1 year to 3 years

Extra Añejo

Dark MahoganyMore than 3 years

The 5 main types are blanco (silver), reposado (aged), añejo (extra aged), joven (gold), extra añejo (ultra-aged). They are produced in two main categories: 100% agave, which only consist of sugars from the blue agave plant or mixto, which consist of at least 51% of agave sugars. It is also important to know that the flavours are distinct between each type only after the agave juice is extracted and going through its aging process. Knowing more about each tequila type helps you better in your decision making to buy the one that gives you the maximum utility.

1) Joven

The first type of tequila is known to be gold or light brown in colour. They are often considered as a mixto after addition of sugar, colourings and glycerin before bottling. It is a mixture of blending Blanco tequila with a smaller portion of Extra Añejo tequila. Joven means “young” in spanish and the tequila is best used in mixing cocktails. The tequila is considered to be rarely found at a liquor store.

Product: Jose Curevo Especial Gold

2) Blanco

The Blanco tequila is the silver, plata or white type of tequila. It is considered to be unaged and immediately bottled after being distilled. The purpose of not delaying the bottling process is to ensure the original young flavours from the blue agave plant are still within the tequila. The natural sweetness of the tequila is still found within the liquor since it is not aged in oak barrels. However, certain distillers allow the Blanco tequila to rest in steel tanks for up to 8 weeks before processing it into the bottles.

Products: Don Julio Blanco, Patron Silver, Gran Patron Platinum, Jose Cuervo 1800 Reserva Silver, Jose Cuervo Especial Silver

3) Reposado

Reposado tequila is considered to be aged or rested. Unlike its Blanco type, the Reposado tequila is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 8 weeks. It is regulated by the Mexican government which caps the aging process at one year. The commonly found oak barrels are American or French oak barrels which assists to inhibit a unique and organic flavour in the Reposado tequila. The tequila is gold in colour.

Products: Don Julio Reposado, Patron Reposado, Casa Noble Reposado

4) Añejo

If a tequila is aged longer than a Reposado, an Añejo is formed. A spanish term which means “old”, the tequila must be rested in the oak barrels between one year to three years. There is only a maximum capacity of 600 litres in the oak barrels. The longer duration in the aging process contributes to the intensity of colours and taste of the tequila, resulting in a darker colour than the Reposado.

Products: Don Julio Anejo, Roca Patron Anejo, Casa Noble Anejo, Patron Anejo

5) Extra Añejo

The next step of the Añejo tequila is the Extra Añejo. Aged for more than three years, the “ultra aged” liquor is established in 2006 and joined the family as a new type of tequila. The aging and distilling process is the same as an Añejo tequila and the main difference is the aging duration. Distillers will dilute it with water before bottling it. It has the darkest colour among all the other tequilas and the extra aging duration makes it not only the smoothest, but also the most expensive tequila.

Products: Gran Patron Burdeos

Specialty Tequila

More often that not, producers get creative and started creating special variations of tequila to reach out and interest their customers. Popular brands like Bear Hug and Patron opted to venture into this direction to do a combination of tequila with other complementary ingredients to produce special distinctive flavours

Products: Patron XO Cafe, Patron XO Cafe Incendio, Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa, Bear Hug Tequila Infusion Chocolate

If you’re in Singapore and looking to shop for tequila online, use Paneco.com to find a wide assortment of tequila and other spirits delivered to your doorstep with no hidden fees. We provide top-shelf alcohol straight to your house, with minimal hassle and absolutely nothing coming between you and the brands you love.

10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him or Her in 2020

An annual celebration which falls on 14 February, Valentine’s Day originated from St Valentine’s feast day. The festival is created to honour Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who secretly aided soldiers in secret wedding ceremonies in Rome during the 3rd century. Despite the laws passed by the emperor against marriage, Saint Valentine continued to act as a symbol of love for weddings.

The festival celebrates romance and friendship, and people celebrate this day by sending Valentine’s Day cards and even flowers to their romantic companions, friends and family. One might even bring his or her companion to a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner. Furthermore, couples are exchanging Valentine’s Day gifts with each other to make the day a compulsive one.

10 Valentine’s Day Gifts at Paneco.com

At Paneco.com, we are passionate connoisseurs in Valentine’s Day gifts. Hence, we have prepared a list of lovely alcohol ideal for him or her and how each of them acts as the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. For a limited time, get a free rose with purchase at Paneco! Use promo code CUPID before 11:59pm on 14 Feb 2020.

1) Laurent Perrier Rose w/Gift Box – at 18% below market prices

Branded as the best selling rose in the world, Laurent Perrier Rose is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. It is exquisite and affordable which serves as the best Valentine’s gift for him or her.

You save: $20.10

2) John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2016 Edition w/Gift Box – at 24% below market prices

John Walker & Sons Private Collection created the 2016 edition, bottled in 8,888 individually glass decanters, which focuses on art of balancing aromatic layers of honey with soft, gentle fruit for the palate. One of the most unique addition to the John Walker & Sons family, the exquisite whisky is the perfect romantic gift.

You save: $323.00

3) Penfolds – Grange Aevum Limited Edition Decanter – at 9% below market prices

A collaboration in 2017 between Penfolds & Saint-Louis brought forth the second Aevum Limited Edition Crystal Decanter with Grange 2013. The minimalistic crystal decanter with an evolved design gives an uninterrupted view of the beauty of the fine wine. It is an exquisite and romantic Valentine’s Day gift for him or her.

You save: $278.80

4) Remy Martin XO Excellence w/Gift Box – at 27% below market prices

A signature cognac of Rémy Martin’s Cellar Master, his expertise in blending produced a full aromatic complexity for the palate. The unique taste is a must buy Valentine’s Day gift to share with him or her.

You save: $85.00

5) Bear Hug Vodka Infusion Cranberry 1L – at 27% below market prices

Tasty fresh cranberries are infused with five times distilled Premium Vodka to create a velvety smooth cranberry vodka. The perfect Valentine’s Day gift to share with her during dinner.

You save: $12.50

6) Veuve Clicquot Rich – at 8% below market prices

The RICH creation by Veuve Clicquot delivers the award winning champagne dedicated for mixology. This serves as one of the best romantic gifts for him or her for the annual celebration.

You save: $8.01

7) Lagavulin 2001 Distillers Edition (Double Matured) Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1L w/ Gift Box – at 9% below market prices

The Lagavulin single malt is aged in oak casks for at least sixteen years with a massive peat-smoke, offering dryness for an interesting experience. The full and rich bodied with dry peat smoke whisky is a spectacular Valentine Day’s gift to enjoy together with your boyfriend or girlfriend.

You save: $22.90

8) G. H. Mumm Rose + 2 champagne glasses – at 17% below market prices

The signature rose with incredible style of elegance. It is particularly served chilled as an apertif before a meal. A pair of wine glass complete a perfect gift for the signature champagne to celebrate Valentine’s Day with him or her.

You save: $16.50

9) Roca Patron Anejo – at 14% below market prices

Produced from the finest, Roca Patron Anejo is distilled in small batches, aged in used bourbon barrels with 100% Weber Blue Agave. A premium tequila ranks as one of the best romantic Valentine’s Day gifts.

You save: $21.00

10) Tanqueray 10 700ml w/ Gift Box and 1 Glass – at 11% below market prices

A passionate detail to the recipe to distill Tanqueray No 10, making it one of the best exquisite gift for a romantic Valentine’s Day with him or her.

You save: $11.00

Visit Paneco.com to find out more deals for your Valentine’s Day!

Year Of The Rat 2020 Forecast (Your Zodiac Liquor)

Chinese New Year 2020 is right around the corner! The Year Of The Rat promises a prosperous year ahead for everyone. During the celebration, we tend to always refer to Zodiacs to determine fortune, marriage, career and health or even “Fan Tai Sui”(犯太岁), where Zodiacs which clash with Tai Sui this year will experience ups and downs from various elements.

Zodiac Animals

The Chinese Zodiacs consist of 12 animals: Rat (鼠 shǔ), Ox (牛 niú), Tiger (虎 hǔ), Rabbit (兔 tù) , Dragon (龙 lóng), Snake (蛇 shé), Horse (马 mǎ), Goat (羊 yang), Monkey (猴 hóu), Rooster (鸡 jī), Dog (狗 gǒu), Pig (猪 zhū). Although similarities with the horoscope signs, a person’s Zodiac is not determined by the dates they are born in. Instead, the Zodiacs are categorised by year.

2020 is the year of the Metal Rat. The element “Metal” symbolises strength, determination and resolution. The symbolism suggests that the year ahead will be full of growing opportunities and achievements for everyone.

Your Zodiac Liquor

At Paneco.com, we have compiled the forecasts of 2020 for the different Zodiacs. For every Zodiac, a Zodiac liquor is paired together to pack you for a prosperous year ahead!

Chinese New Year Zodiac Forecast and Liquor

Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac Extra 700ml w/ Gift Box – at 31% below market prices

Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac Extra is an enhanced version of the original Cordon Bleu by using a boosted, round and luscious interpretation of the iconic blend to push the flavours to the extreme. With an appearance of amber with mahogany tone and notes of sweet spices, the taste of the Cognac Extra is elegant, balanced with mellow roundness. It is generally a popular choice for all of the households!

You save: $162.00

Beaulieu Vineyard – Georges de Latour Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – at 40% below market prices

The first Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted with grapes from the 1936 vintage by iconic Winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, who tasted the wine in barrel and insisted on giving it an independent bottling. Today this wine is widely considered the standard bearer of fine Rutherford Cabernet, with deep fruit character, silky tannins and impressive aging ability.

You save: $132.62

Hennessy Paradis Cognac 700ml w/ Gift Box – at 10% below market prices

Paradis is named after the special section in the Hennessy aging cellars where the finest, rarest, and oldest eaux-de-vie are carefully guarded. Created in 1979, the blend was conceived to be superlative yet subtle, making some of Hennessy’s most precious spirits widely available for the first time. The gateway to a refined and elegant dimension, Paradis is an extraordinary expression of pure indulgence. Possessed of rich successive aromas that only a great Cognac can obtain, Paradis reveals its delicate and velvety character, hinting at the silky texture that will follow. Its subtle texture allows it to gracefully blossom with a deep and fragrant persistence.

You save: $162.00

Macallan Rare Cask Red 700ml w/Gift Box – at 13% below market prices

Far less than 1% of those casks maturing at the distillery have been identified as fitting to bestow the Rare Cask name. With rarity at its core, this is a whisky crafted from casks so rare they will never again be used in any Macallan whisky. Combining Spanish and American sherry seasoned oak casks, a high proportion of them first fill, gives rise to an exquisite whisky with a splendidly rich hue, and an unmistakably woody whisky. Soft notes of opulent vanilla and raisin on the nose, give way to apple, lemon, and orange. Balanced by a spicy quartet of root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Oak resonates, timeless, polished and rich. Vanilla and chocolate lead the finale along with a light citrus zest. The finish is full, warming and woody.

You save: $67.00

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Top 10 Alcohol to Buy For a Prosperous Year Ahead

Year Of The Rat – Chinese New Year 2020 with Paneco.com!

Chinese New Year (春节) is an annual Chinese festive celebration that celebrates the new year on the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. The festive celebration this year falls on a Saturday, 25 January 2020 and ends on a Sunday, 26 January 2020.

The year 2020 is the Year of the Rat, one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals. It is a belief that the Zodiac animal signs has an integral part in Chinese fortune like wedding dates, career and having a baby.

During the festival, it is a norm to do greetings when visiting friends and families like “恭喜发财 (gōng xǐ fā cái)”, which wishes wealth and prosperity; “万事如意 (wàn shì rú yì)”, which wishes everything go well with you. The Chinese give red packets, otherwise known as “ang bao”, is a form of monetary gift which acts as a token of good wishes for the recipient. 

Drinking is a popular activity during the celebration as it symbolises eternal happiness and friendship; as alcohol in chinese (酒:jiǔ) has the same sound as “long lasting” (久:jiu). Therefore, Paneco.com would like to celebrate the festival with you by offering the best wines for drinking and even better, at the most competitive price in Singapore! 

Here is the list of products for you to enjoy:

  1. Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac Extra 700ml w/ Gift Box – at 31% below market prices

Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac Extra is an enhanced version of the original Cordon Bleu by using a boosted, round and luscious interpretation of the iconic blend to push the flavours to the extreme. With an appearance of amber with mahogany tone and notes of sweet spices, the taste of the Cognac Extra is elegant, balanced with mellow roundness. It is generally a popular choice for all of the households!

You save: $162.00

  1. Martell VSOP Cognac 1L w/ Gift Box – at 24% below market prices

The Martell VSOP Aged in Red Barrels is a perfect harmony of luscious fruit and refined wood overtones. The colour “Red” is a reference to reddish colour of aged oak barrels used for the Martell VSOP. This perfect stage of maturity highlights the unique ageing style of Martell. To add on, red corresponds to fire which symbolises good fortune and joy for the new year ahead.

You save: $40.15

  1. Tito’s Handmade Vodka – at 22% below market prices

Produced in the oldest distillery found in Austin, Texas, the vodka is made using old-fashioned pot stills with taste testing on every batch.

You save: $19.10

  1. Glendronach Allardice 18 Year 700ml w/Gift Box – at 10% below market prices

Named after the well known founder of the distillery, James Allardice, the sherried single malt is natural colour and non chill filtered. It is matured in the best Spanish Oloroso sherry casks for a rich sherried malt and bottled at 46%.

You save: $20.00

  1. Chivas Regal 18 yr Japanese Oak Whisky 1L w/ Gift Box – at 9% below market prices

Chivas Mizunara is the perfect combination of Scottish whisky and Japanese tradition. The rare Japanese Mizunara oak casks gives the Scotch whisky a gentle aromatic flavour with a touch of spice.

You save: $18.90

  1. Suntory The Chita 700ml – at 42% below market prices

Made with diverse unblended whisky, the whisky is processed through master craftsmanship at the Chita Distillery in Aichi Prefecture. Its black calligraphy design expresses the distinctive quality of the Japanese whisky and its washi paper label represents the light flavour.

You save: $62.10

  1. Johnnie Walker Black Label 700ml w/ Gift Box and 2 Glasses – at 21% below market prices

Johnnie Walker Black Label comes with 2 Glasses in the pack for you to share on any occasion, like entertaining at home or on a night out with friends. The whisky is aged minimally for 12 years and has a smooth, deep character.

You save: $16.00

  1. Zonin – Chianti – at 16% below market prices

A bright ruby-red colour sangiovese wine for all to enjoy. The character is intense, fine and elegant with scent of violets and wild berries. A taste of proper balance and extreme lingering of acidity also brings about the flavors of cherry and spice.

You save: $5.00

  1. Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey – Special Edition Lewis Bag 700ml – at 20% below market prices

The special Lewis bag is included with the popular Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey for crushing ice and also doubles up as an aesthetic bottle wrap for gifting. It comes with a quality canvas material, with sturdy brass grommets, strong magnetic closure with an authentic wrap-around orange leather label.

You save: $20.10

  1. Nikka G&G Samurai Edition – at 29% below market prices

A creation by famous Japanese producer Nikka, the blended whisky is smooth and warm with a subtle peaty flavour. Sweet spiciness, peppery after maltiness and wood spice completes the Japanese whisky. The bottle comes with its own metal Samurai helmet and armour with a design version known as “Shrobin” (White Bottle).

You save: $202.90

Great Gift Ideas for the Holidays in 2019! (Save up to 40% OFF)

The holidays are just around the corner! The month of joyous occasion brings about the season of gifting for our family, friends or work colleagues. A Christmas gathering could also end up with a Secret Santa exchange!

However, with many gift options around in Singapore, shopping for one can be a challenge as we stress to decide the perfect gift. More than often we ended up in an awkward situation when an inappropriate gift is given to your loved ones.

This year, Paneco offers attractive gifts sets to solve all your problems! Be it a party or a gathering, be assured to show up with an ideal gift for him or her.

Here are a list of gift sets to guide you through the festive season:

Talisker Distillers Edition
  1. Talisker Distillers Edition 700ml Gift Pack w/ 2 Glasses – at 25% below market prices

Talisker Distillers Edition is distilled and matured for ten years in used, American bourbon casks used to mature Amoroso sherry, giving it the unique taste of dark chocolate salty sweetness. An exquisite gift option!

You save: $40.33

  1. Tanqueray Gin 700ml w/ Gift Box and 1 Copa Glass – at 19% below market prices
Tanqueray Gin

Tanqueray London Dry is a perfectly balanced gin and one of the most awarded gins in the world. The gift set includes a special copa glass!

You save: $15.00

  1. G. H. Mumm Cordon Rouge + two champagne glasses – at 14% below market prices
Mumm Champagne

The brand’s signature champagne for all to enjoy. It perpetuates a hallmark style of subtly balanced freshness and intensity. Crafting is a long and complex process of which every step is fundamental to ensure the cuvée’s quality and perfection. The gift set comes with two champagne glasses for you to enjoy the drink.

You save: $11.50

  1. Glenfiddich Malt Master’s Edition 700ml + 2 Gift Glasses w/ Gift Box – at 20% below market prices
Glenfiddich Malt Masters

The Malt Master is made from exceptional skills, decades of dedication and an inventive mind of Brian Kinsman. Earth and soaked wood aromas blend with deep vanilla, with sharp flavours of spice and round with plum. A hint of toasted almonds gives way to a silky smooth finish. The gift set includes the drink with a gift box and two gift glasses.

You save: $30

  1. Veuve Clicquot Gouache 750ml w/ Gift Box – at 20% below market prices
Veuve Clicquot Gouache

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is encased in a gift box that evokes the iconic gouache paint tube and is the new limited edition of the champagne house’s Colorama collection. Originally created for a British market that desired “dry” wines, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label was trademarked in 1877 and has been used to toast events large and small ever since.

You save: $27.50

  1. Bushmills Irish Whiskey 10 Year w/Gift Box and 2 Glasses – at 20% below market prices

A gift pack from the benchmark Irish single malt, which has a far greater depth of flavour than standard Irish blends. Bushmills Single Malt Whiskey 10 year old is triple distilled from 100% malted barley and matured for at least 10 years in bourbon season barrels which give it it’s honey, vanilla and milk chocolate aroma.

You save: $27.50

  1. The Cally 40 Year w/Gift Box – at 19% below market prices
The Cally 40 Year Single Malt

A Single Grain Scotch Whisky from Caledonian, it’s the oldest Caledonian ever released by the original distillers and nicknamed “The Cally” by its workers. A true individual of highly complex yet wonderfully open and accessible, with a compelling nose. Comes with a gift box!

You save: $230.20

  1. Macallan Estate Reserve 700ml w/Gift Box – at 12% below market prices
Macallan Estate Reserve

Sourced, crafted, toasted and seasoned under the watchful eye of The Macallan Master of Wood, these hand-picked casks are delivered to the demanding specifications of The Macallan Master Distiller and his team. These oak casks that make the greatest contribution to the quality, natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours which lie at the heart of The Macallan single malt.

You save: $44.00

  1. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum 700ml w/ Gift Box – at 12% below market prices
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusive is an elegant and complex sipping rum, carefully crafted from the purest of sugar cane honeys. Amber in color and complex and characterful, with notes of maple syrup, orange peel, brown sugar and liquorice. A sweet toffee fudge mouthfeel, with a seductive and elegant finish. This exclusive gift set is perfect for any gift giving occasions.

You save: $12.00

Wolf Blass Black Label Red
  1. Wolf Blass – Black Label Red – at 29% below market prices (when you buy a case of 6)

Wolf Blass Black Label Cabernet Shiraz Malbec has been artfully blended to create a sophisticated red wine. Black Label is a powerful expression of the Wolf Blass philosophy of synergistic blending which makes it an interesting gift option.

You save: $207.54 when you buy a case of 6!