To be truthful, The Aztecs made the original tequila, a drink calle pulque, produced from the fermented juice of the mezcal (agave) plant.
Hacienda Corralejo was founded in 1755 and was the first commercial producer of tequila in Mexico, with copper pot stills from Spain, wood-fired adobe brickovens, and French oak barrels for aging. Today, over 200 years later, production continues at Corralejo much as it did in the past.
Hand-harvested weber blue agave hearts (pinas) are slowly baked in adobe ovens, then crushed in a stone mill; the "aguamiel" (honey water) is fermetned, then double-distilled in copper pot stills, and aged in barrels made from Limousin white oak barrels from France. Each Corralejo bottle is hand-blown and hand-labeled, individually numbered and registered to ensure its authenticity.
Corralejo Tequila takes pride in its heritage as the top quality, hand-crafted producer of Mexico's first and finest tequila. Blind tasted in Mexico City against the country's 21 top tequilas, Corralejo Reposado Tequila won the Grand Award in 1997.
Tasting Notes fruit-filled, with hints of pepper, exceptionally smooth and clean, this is a rare and unforgettable experience.