First produced in the 16th century near the city of Tequila by the Spanish conquistadors who had exhausted their supply of brandy.
Distilled with the agave plant to produce one of North Americas first indigenous distilled spirits.
Harvesting the agave plant remains a manual effort, largely unchanged by modern machinery. The jimadores who gain an intimate knowledge of the plant use a curved knife on a long pole, called a coa, to cut away the leaves from the core.
There are over 100 distilleries in Mexico currently producing over 900 brands of tequila. Here at Distillers Direct we have selected some of the best for you to experience for yourself.