Delve into the process of making tequila, while you try it amidst incredible landscapes filled with blue agave around Penjamo, Guanajuato. Tour three of the most important tequila factories in the region and discover all which lies behind a tequila shot.
The so-called Tequila Circuit begins in one of the largest tequila factories in Mexico, Tequilera Corralejo. Inside this hacienda time seems to stop 99,000 hours, just as is stated on the label of its most iconic tequila. As a reminder of the time it takes the agave plant to turn into tequila, hundreds of watches adorn the entrance to the cellar which gradually turns blue through the brief spaces that light your way through the cellar.
The next stop is the Real de Penjamo Tequilera, where a refreshing margarita awaits you, this is a drink prepared with grapefruit soda, lemon juice, salt and tequila. Time will fly by while you are accompanied by Dr. Arroyo, the owner of the place, who likes to convey his passion for tequila. Walk with him through his agave fields and see how the blue hue is best seen under Penjamo’s clear sky. Once you are familiar with the plants, it is time to visit the factory where the distillate tanks are located, and from there, go on to the cellar. Bring your tour to an end with a tasting of the various tequilas produced by this house, where the artisanal magic can be tasted in each sip.
Go to the Coyote Ranch located on the slopes of the Lagarto Hill that protects the blue agave plantations of the tequila called Pride of Penajmo, which is bottled and labeled by hand. Participate in the experience of the jima, which is the name given to the act of cleaning the pineapple or heart of the agave stalk. Taste a tequila shot amidst this impressive natural landscape, surrounded by blue agave fields, nestled in the heart of the Penjamo hills.
Where to stay?
Get away from the world and the hectic pace of the big cities in the Real de Piedra Hotel. A great place to enjoy a pleasant stay, surrounded by orchards and springs in the city limits of Penjamo.
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