In January I visited the Herradura factory near Guadalahara, Mexico. It is a beautiful facility and they give an outstanding, informative tour.The Aztecs were the first to use Blue Agave to extract a mildly alcoholic beverage. With the invasion of the Spainiards came “modern” distilation methods, and Tequila was born. The agave is harvested when it is 8-12 years old. The leaves are sheared off and the center, or pina, which can weigh up to 150 pounds, is roasted.
Tequila, as everyone knows, is a mind clarifying liquid.