Friday, February 28, 2014

Weekend Cooking

February 2014 - Mazatlan Mexico

Our last week and some of us have been under the weather. We got together for breakfast at Torres Mazatlan and then went out to visit the Los Osuna Tequila Distillery.  Actually you can't call it tequila as that named belongs to the town of Tequila which makes tequila. The same as the name champagne can only be applied to wine made in the Champagne district.



It is known as 100% agave azul - blue agave.

It has been made here since 1876 and is located at the 19 kilometer on the Habal-La Noria highway.




We were excited to go today as Bill had it on good authority from the manager's husband that they would be cooking and pressing the cactus today. They don't do this everyday.   


As you enter the property you see rows upon rows of newly planted blue agave. 





 Where it all starts to happen.




First press




Classical music is played for the distilling liquids. 








Where they age the barrels. It felt like it was air-conditioned but it was simply the cement walls providing a controlled environment for the process.













4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the armchair tour of this distillery. It was a welcome relief for my winter-weary eyes.

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  2. How cool that you got to go there. Really interesting; I never thought about how tequila would be made. Those boot shoes are too funny.

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  3. Great photos! It looks so warm and inviting there! Sorry to hear some of you were feeling under the weather.

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  4. Wow, it's all open-air? That's cool. I've been to a whiskey distillery, several beer factories and a wine and sherry producer, but I've never seen something like that! Fun trip!

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