Tequila is made from a plant called a Blue Weber agave.
No, tequila must be made from 100% Blue Weber agave.
Mixto tequila is a 49/51% mix of Blue Weber agave and distilled sugar cane. 100% agave tequila is tequila in its purest form which is what Storywood Tequila is made from.
Tequila is made from Blue Weber agave only, and Mezcal can be made from various agave plants in certain areas of Mexico. The piña of a Mezcal plant are cooked in an underground pit whereas the piña used for Tequila is steamed in ovens.
Blue Weber agave need to be fully grown to be able to extract the sugars inside them. This process can take anywhere from 8-12 years to grow before they are ready to harvest.
Yes, we are the first to fully mature tequila in single malt whisky barrels.
No, Tequila is a product of origin (like champagne and whisky). It must be aged and bottled in Mexico to be classed as tequila. We source our barrels in Scotland and send them to Mexico to be aged, bottled, and shipped all over the world. It’s a very precise process which makes our tequila crafted in a very unique way.
We hand select our barrels at the Cooperage we work with in Scotland. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to know where the barrels specifically come from, but we do know they are from the Speyside region. In time we would love to work with specific distilleries to showcase the different characteristics that come in various barrels.
Storywood tequila is about paying respect to the process, time, and handcrafted barrels that we use. From growing the agave to ageing the liquid it takes a lot of time to create these amazing products. We’re all about living free and sipping slow.