Each year we strive to bring you the finest and rarest one of a kind aged tequila. This year we are proud to announce the release of QUI RARE 2009 FOUNDERS’ RESERVE
QUI RARE is the crown jewel in the House of QUI. We set out to create a unique release each year so that we never use any additives in our product..
This year’s release, the QUI Rare 2009 Founders' Reserve is a one of a kind extra añejo with notes of cherry, caramel, black pepper and hazelnut.
This 12 year old liquid has been made from a blend of extra añejo tequilas that had been aged in hand-selected Tennessee Whiskey barrels for a delightful flavor, character and aroma. After blending, this liquid was finished in tanks to rest, maximizing bouquet and aroma.
The highlands agave used for this blend were harvested in 2009, hence the name QUI Rare 2009 Founders' Reserve.
We created QUI Rare as a natural extension of our core purpose - making exceptional aged tequilas accessible.
Aging our Rare tequila for over a decade results in it’s incredible qualities and distinct beautiful aromas of wood, tobacco, caramel, and vanilla.
On the palate, it is smooth, flavorful, and elegant with hints of sweet oak and a buttery finish.
Every great idea starts with a challenge.
Ours was simple: fine aged tequilas were not widely available in America.
It was on a trip to Mexico in the 90’s where QUI co-founder, Medhat discovered his passion for fine aged tequilas. He came to love their incredible flavor and wonderfully smooth finish. He wanted to bring that world best taste and exclusivity back to New York. The problem? These luxurious liquors were something that could rarely be enjoyed as their price point was just beyond the reach of so many.
QUI was established with the aim of not only creating the finest sipping tequilas on the market, but also making them accessible to more people, not less. Our mission has led us to create an exceptional, award winning and simply luxurious range of liquors.
To create our tequilas, we discard the heads and tails of each distillation, using only the heart, which is the very best. It gave rise to QUI from the word te-QUI-la.
Enjoy QUI as much as we do.
Medhat, Mike & Pete
"Our goal was to make one the finest sipping tequilas in the world, accessible."
Forging Our Own Path
QUI is unique in the world of tequila. Our distilling process is unlike any other, using a proprietry method to filter, refine and create award-winning extra anejo tequilas.
Made using 100% Blue Agave grown in the highest region of the Los Altos highlands of Jalsco - the spiritual home of tequila, QUI is dedicated to creating the next generation of premium tequilas.
Aging to Perfection
We take pride in our 12 year maturation process - using only the finest, hand-selected Tennessee Whiskey and French Bordeaux barrels. Aging our tequila for over a decade results in the incredible qualities seen in Rare with its distinct beautiful aromas of wood, tobacco, caramel, and vanilla.
QUI Rare is a one time limited barrel release, with less than 2000 bottles made available. Now is the time to act and purchase this world class premium Tequila.
Our unique approach to creating a premium tequila experience is overseen by Master distiller Miguel Cedeno Cruz - one of the most iconic figures in the modern Tequila industry.
His passion for quality and eye for innovation has allowed us to pursue exciting milestones with our tequilas - from developing the world’s first Platinum Extra Anejo through to our Rare Extra Anejo.