Tequila made for true aficionados by true masters.
Back in 1758, Don Jose Antonio de Cuervo got a land grant in the town of Tequila, courtesy of King Ferdinand VI himself. His family started cultivating blue agave, and when the next king granted Tony a permit to commercially produce Tequila, Jalisco changed forever. A century later, the Cuervo family became the first distiller to bottle "Mezcal de Tequila" and by the 21th century, Jose Cuervo became the best-selling Tequila in the world. The distillery itself was founded in 1812 and is the oldest still active distillery in Latin America. The first three bottles of Jose Cuervo Tequila were exported to the United States in 1873.
Atelier del Maestro Tequilero Extra Añejo was created for hardcore Tequila lovers, by true masters of the art. Casa Cuervo used ancient recipes, state-of-the-art methods, and only the finest agave plants from their family estate. They harvest the agaves before the season of rain comes, because that's when the plants have the highest concentration of sugars. They cook them slowly in old stone ovens, distill the juice twice, and mature the Spirit in fire-charred white oak barrels for at least three years. The result is a lush and silky Tequila that wooed the judges at the 2008 Agave Spirits Challenge and received a silver medal. By the way, every bottle is insanely unique since each is painted by hand and there are no bottles that look the same.