About Padre Azul Tequila Silver
Padre Azul is the passion project of co-founder HP Eder. Eder fell in love with Mexican culture after meeting Adrian Alvarez Maxemin, a woman from Guadalajara who was studying German at a university in Heidelberg. Eder inherited a passion for distillation from his father, and his family who is known for the production of high-quality Vogelbeerschnaps, a special Austrian liquor. Padre Azul was launched in 2016 by Eder and his compadres from Austria who saw a need for high-quality tequila in Europe, Eder’s Mexican father-in-law playing a crucial role in the birth of the brand.
The European tequila explorers set about on their quest for the perfect taste, finally discovering it at a small distillery in Amatitán, nearby the famous village of Tequila. The Austrian-Mexican brand Padre Azul's premium tequila is purely handmade, with every step of production meticulously carried out by Master Distiller Jesus Partida Melendez and his fellow craftsmen.
The tequila is produced at the renowned Tres Mujeres distillery in Jalisco within the central Mexican Highlands. The tequilas are distilled from only the finest blue weber agave of the Amatitán, Lowlands, Jalisco, Mexico. Consisting of Blue Weber Agave species, they produce some of the highest quality tequilas. The agave is matured for eight years before it is harvested. The piñas are smoked in traditional old brick kilns at a low temperature, preventing the sugars that are released from being burned. This gives the tequila a mellow aftertaste. After the piñas are smoked special yeasts are used for fermentation.
After distillation, Master Distiller Jesus Partida Melendez hand selects only the highest quality barrels to be bottled. Pādre Azul Silver has a natural earthy, floral nature, and is bottled in a bespoke vial featuring a 270-gram skull inspired by Mexico’s day of the dead´s culture for everlasting friendship.
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Although tequila has developed a bad reputation, there's more to the spirit than just shots on a Saturday night.
This traditional Mexican drink origins in the state of Jalisco when according to a local legend, lightning struck an agave cactus before the Nahua tribe drank its warm nectar. Behold, tequila.
Legally, tequila has to be made of 51% of Blue agave around the Jalisco region in Mexico. There are different types of tequila according to age - from the youngest representatives, blanco, reposado, and añejo, to the oldest extra añejo.
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