If you have ever been to Tequila, Jalisco, you must already know La Rojeña. This ancient distillery in the heart of the town has become one of the most significant places in Mexico. Moreover, being the first distillery in Latin America, it is a referent for Mexican traditions and history.
There are thus a lot of stories and curiosities about this magical place. So, if you're about to go on a trip to "El Pueblo Magico de Tequila, you may be wondering ...
Why is La Rojeña crucial for Mexican heritage?
It's the oldest distillery in Latin America.
Established in 1798 by José Antonio de Cuervo y Valdés, better known as Jose Cuervo, it's one of the most significant tequila-producers for over 261 years. During which it has mastered a secret formula for producing a delicious and traditional 100%-agave tequila.
Branding the barrels were introduced there.
In the early 1800s, after beginning with the production and distribution of Tequila. Jose Cuervo decided to mark each barrel used during the process with a raven. This event set the beginning of a new era. Not just for the tequila industry but many businesses across the country.
It shares tequila with the world.
Despite being one of the most common drinks in Mexico, it is widely popular across the globe. Distributed in more than 160 countries, tequila-demand has risen in northern states like the USA, Spain, and Germany. American consumers seem to have overcome the Mexican consumption of tequila and surprisingly became the primary consumers of this beverage.
La Rojeña offers guided visits for Tequila lovers
Even though Mundo Cuervo has three distilleries across Mexico, La Rojeña is the only one that offers tours through the fascinating process of fine artisanal tequila production. During the visit, you would discover how agave is harvested, cooked, distilled, and finally bottled into the most delicious tequila the world has known. After the tour, you can also enjoy some refreshing cocktails at Las Margaritas Bar. You must try the Cantaritos. They're simply delicious.
It's a plenty-of-secrets place.
As soon as you arrive at La Rojeña, you would immediately feel an atmosphere of mysticism. The truth is that its walls are the keepers of several secret stories. For instance, Cuervo's private cellar-room was once part of a complex system of underground tunnels that served as shelters for priests during the Cristero Wars. Then, after 1890, these tunnels in la Rojeña were used to keep the barrels with the finest Tequila, which was exclusively consumed by Cuervo's Family. Today, this cellar is open to the public. So, you're welcome to join us on a journey through the most delicious and secret tequilas in all Mexico.
Now you know a little bit more about La Rojeña, we hope that you can visit us soon. Believe us! Reading about it is nothing compared to living the experience. Beyond discovering how tequila is made, it is about exploring the great stories behind the most traditional drink in Mexico.
Come to la Rojeña to live the Tequila experience!