Crafted with passion and sustainability
Attention, bartenders and tequila enthusiasts! Prepare to embark on a journey into the world of Sierra Tequila de Mexico, where passion, tradition, and sustainability converge to create exceptional spirits. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the history and production methods behind Sierra Tequila, including the remarkable Sierra Antiguo Plata and Sierra Antiguo Añejo 100% de Agave Tequilas. Along the way, we’ll hear from Mario Kappes, Sierra Global Advocacy and Education Manager, and head of Sierra Tequila and master distiller Rodolfo Gonzalez.
Bringing the Sierra story to the world
Sierra Tequila stands as a testament to the rich heritage of Mexican tequila-making, crafted in the by the 4th generation family owned Destilerías Sierra Unidas in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Mario Kappes, the Global Advocacy and Education Manager at Sierra Tequila, plays a vital role in promoting the brand’s legacy and educating enthusiasts worldwide.
“What I love about my role is being able to meet people all over the world and talk about Tequila.”
And when it comes to Sierra Tequila, Mario has no shortage of things to talk about.
Tequila that goes above and beyond
By law, Tequila must be produced with a minimum of 51 % agave juice, with the remaining ingredients for fermentation being sugar. As Mario tells us, Sierra Tequila voluntarily pushes the Tequila standards up, going above the required minimum of 51 % agave in both Sierra Tequila Blanco and Reposado. They also use high-quality sugars from 100% Mexican sugar cane. It’s the blend of ripe agave and Mexican sugar cane that give Sierra Tequila Blanco and Sierra Tequila Reposado the bold and well-balanced flavour profiles that make them the ideal choice when patrons order Tequila shots. And when it comes to more complex drinks, Sierra tequila has outstanding options. Sierra Antiguo uses the same agaves as Sierra Tequila but contains 100% de agave. Antiguo means old, ancient, or antique in Spanish – and as you’d expect, this is premium Tequila, made the old-fashioned way.
“100% agave provides that full agave taste, and we have a little bit more alcohol at 40% ABV,” says Mario, “This is the perfect Tequila if you want the agave notes to stand out in Tequila cocktails like Margaritas.”