Spiky, sun drenched blue agave plants dot the hills and valleys of Jalisco, Mexico, several hours’ drive into the hills above Guadalajara.
Nature’s perfect blend of color – the contrast of red-earth clay in the higher elevations and loamy dark volcanic soil of the lowlands frame the cool blue-green agave plants which shimmer like a vast sea.
The differences in soil, weather and elevation produce distinct tequilas – very much like those of fine wine. It gets quite warm in both the valley and highlands of Jalisco, but the highlands enjoy cooler nights and more rain. Highland tequilas tend to be a bit more floral, with a mineral quality. Those from agave grown in the lowlands are a little spicier, with an aroma of clay.
When tasting tequilas, blancos will allow you to experience ‘tequila terroir’ more than reposados or anejos, which have been aged in barrels. Fine tequila should be sipped – let it sit on your tongue until it reaches body temperature, then savor the complexity of the drink and the land where it was produced.
A few of our tequilas are Don Julio, Fortaleza, Tapatio, Suerte and Tequila Ocho. We feature small-batch, artisanal tequilas for tastings, and share our rare tequilas for special events.
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