Cabo Wabo Tequila is named after the famous Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Founded by rock musician Sammy Hagar, the venue was started by Sammy and his friends from legendary band Van Halen as a place to meet, listen to great music, and enjoy a few drinks. The hand-made tequila served there was so popular that visitors demanded it be put on sale - and so Cabo Wabo Tequila was born. Now you can purchase a bottle of Cabo Wabo for yourself from our online shop.
Cabo Wabo Tequila is award-winning
Once Cabo Wabo Tequila went on sale in 1999, it was soon a hit with not only Sammy's friends and fans, but with spirits critics too. Cabo Wabo has won awards for several of its offerings, including three silver, one gold, and one double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition between 2008 and 2012, and an impressive score of 92 for the Cabo Wabo reposado from the Beverage Testing Institute in 2008.
Cabo Wabo Tequila comes in reposado, blanco, and añejo tequila varieties, straight from the Cabo Wabo Cantina
Made from 100% blue weber agave, Cabo Wabo comes in three varieties: unaged blanco tequila, reposado tequila which is aged for four to six months in American oak barrels, and añejo tequila which is aged for fourteen months in American oak barrels. As Cabo Wabo tequila ages, its flavours become rounder and more mellow, and it picks up woody notes from the oak in which it rests. So if you like your tequila sharp and punchy, you'll want the blanco variety, while if you prefer it rich and round, you'll like the añejo. And if you're halfway between the two, then the reposado is for you.
The process of distillation at Cabo Wabo uses traditional Mexican methods to produce a bold, flavourful tequila. The finest agave hearts are selected (known as the piñas), then chopped into thick chunks and gently cooked to release their sweet flavours. The liquid is pressed from the piñas, and a thick cut of the distillate is used to promote Cabo Wabo's distinctive big agave flavour.
If you're looking for ways to enjoy Cabo Wabo Tequila, you have plenty of options. Purchase a bottle from our shop and try out your favourite tequila drink! Naturally, you can drink Cabo Wabo neat or over ice, sipping the tequila to appreciate its agave flavours. Or you can enjoy a fun twist on a slammer with a BLT shot - that's a shot of Cabo Wabo, then a lick from a wedge of lime, then a mouthful of thick cut bacon - which is great fun to do with friends. If you enjoy cocktails, try out The Caborita, which is a blend of Cabo Wabo with triple sec, orange brandy liqueur, fresh margarita mix, and ice, topped with a lime wedge and a sprinkle of salt.