Our Brands from Mexico:
Mexico is home for Tequila. The category Tequila, like Scotch or Cognac, refers to a denomination of origin and thus brings a strong sense of place. In order to appreciate the spirit in the bottle, it helps to know something of the land and people that created it. Tequila has its origins in Jalisco, Mexico: a wonderful region that has nurtured a celebratory culture which brings us flavorful food, mariachi music and our personal favorite distilled spirit – TEQUILA!
Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila, which was not officially established until 1656. The Aztec people had previously made a fermented beverage from the agave plant, which they called octli (later, and more popularly called pulque), long before the Spanish arrived in 1521. When the Spanish conquistadors ran out of their own brandy, they began to distill agave to produce North America's first indigenous distilled spirit.