Agave Loco Tequila starts with 100% Agave Reposado Tequila from Jalisco, Mexico. (Blanco Tequila was too green for the pepper blend and Anejo was a bit too woody and over-powered the pepper flavor. Reposado allowed for the perfect combinations for balance of Tequila and pepper flavors.
It is aged in used bourbon barrels for 3-6 months, and is then cured in a proprietary formula of 6 pepper varieties including Jalapeņo, Habanero, and 4 other types. Each variety of pepper was chosen for unique characteristics, some for heat, some for sweetness, and some for flavor.
You will note a slight haze in Agave Loco when holding a bottle up to the light. This is a natural occurrence from the infusion of the pepper oils. The haze contains the flavor and aroma that makes Agave Loco special. They chose not to filter it out as that would lead to less flavor and a product that is not up to their standards.