What are some good Tequila distilleries/factories that are good to visit?
My friend and I are planning on going on a Tequila tour in Jalisco, Mexico this summer and don't really know where to begin. We both speak a decent amount of spanish and love tequila. If anyone has gone on some type of tour or anything similar to it, any advice would help. This includes places to stay, best methods of transportation and of course, which distilleries offer the best experience.
Question answered by jct_pp
The other poster mentioned the tequila express and i can explain a little bit more about it as i have just been on it (i literally went yesterday!)
you arrive at the train station 9am and collect your tickets (if you pre-ordered them) then there is about 20-25 mins welcome music by mariachis. Then after boarding the train, the mariachis play and the guide speaks a bit about what to expect from the day. The ride takes about 2 hours (express is a little bit of an exageration!) and you are served with a choice of 3 different tequilas to drink straight, margaritas, beers, pre-mixed tequila drinks in cans (with cola, mango flavour or lemon flavour) which you can drink on the way. You can see the hills with the agave plants and the scenery is quite nice.After arrival, there is a 10 min bus ride to the hacienda herradura (meaning horseshoe as they thought the lucky horseshoe would make the tequila brand successful). Its a real mix of tourists and mexicans, and can be really fun depending on who you're sitting next to!
They walk you through the factory showing you the stages of making tequila, then they give you a buffet lunch and some musical/dance performance. then you go back. its basically 9-6. Its very touristy, so if you don't like the whole faux cheer - "are we going to have fun today?!" then maybe its not for you
Its a nice day out though probably something you would only do once, and frankly its kind of expensive. i would give it 6/7 out of 10 (but only because i was starting to be a little bit sick of mariachi music nonstop through the day)
if you are serious tequila fans you might be better renting a car/taking a bus and trying to arrange to visit different distilleries. some distilleries require appointments to be made i believe. and some you can just visit spontaneously. i think if you want to visit more than one then renting a car would definitely be your best bet
the website belows gives a list of tequila tours...but there is nothing to stop you from contacting the distilleries independently and trying to arrange your own itinerary for the day
I think most people don't actually stay in tequila, they visit it during the day and return to Guadalajara at night as there are more hotels and nicer ones (in fact I have no idea if there are hotels in tequila itself or not). If you stay in Guadalajara I suggest the historical district where you can walk to a lot of the tourist destinations and museums. i stayed in the hotel morales, which is quite an old hotel. its fairly expensive but they were very friendly. this answer is turning into an essay so im going to stop now!
Are there any distilleries that that have a residence attached?
Federal law prevents a distillery from being on the same premises as a residence. But I know of one that is operating despite that law. I am looking for other examples.
Question answered by Cervisia Praedo Maritus
Two that I know of.
How do distilleries manage to get their spirits exactly "80 proof" or "90 proof"?
I know that "90 proof" means 45% alcoholic content. But exactly how does the distillery get the final product to have this exact alcoholic content? Or is the alcoholic content listed on the bottle an exact amount? How does this work?
Question answered by mark
Water is added as necessary to get the alcohol percent correct. A hydrometer can be used to measure the alcohol content. Commercial distilleries may have another method but the hydrometer has been the standard for measuring alcohol percent for centuries
I want to get in touch with a Russian Vodka Distillery, which would allow me to import vodka?
I want to import a vodka from a distillery in Russia, so i can put my own label on it with a mix i have discovered. However, I am wondering how i should go about getting in touch with a distillery, and importing it. Any help would be appreciated..
I obviously know i will need to under go all the legal requirements to become a distributor etc, but tracking down a distillery to use is what i'm really wondering how to do?
Question answered by k. k.
Are you a registered, licensed and insured distributor? If not, not only is no one going to take you seriously, you're breaking the law.
EDIT: I don't understand your question. Do you want to buy vodka from a distillery and market it here? You mention having a "mix"? If your vodka is being distilled for you, why do you need a mix?
How can I go about finding a job in a distillery?
I'm looking to get a job in any distillery, but I don't know who to contact.
Question answered by Spunk Nutley
First you need to find out if there are any distilleries near you - if so, you can just contact them directly. There are relatively few distilleries, particularly here in the US, unless you live in Bourbon country.
Is there a limit to how much alcohol a distillery can produce or possess?
I want to know if there is a limit to how much alcohol a distillery can produce or possess in the United State. Looking for federal or individual state laws, and possibly even clauses in the liquor licenses that are granted that limit how much alcohol they can have on their premises. Would also be interested in information on distributors and stores
Question answered by thrillhouse
There appears to be no legal limit to how much they can produce, but a lot is limited by what the distillery can afford to produce.
Since Republicans have never once tasted alcoholic beverages, why do they support the tax cut to distilleries?
We all know Republicans uphold Family Values and
We all know only Democrats drink alcoholic beverages. (Which is their choice) ... But why do Rebublicans support the Tax Cuts to Multinational Corporations that make this vitrol the Liberals consume.
Like Bush products or Walker Distilleries.
Guerilla Liberal fighter
Question answered by Abby Normal
please post a link where the gop states they are against alcoholic beverages. arr, matey, me thinks you're full of it!
What are the CA ABC rules/regulations for opening a distillery next to a boarding school?
I am a project manager of a new boarding high school that's being built (in CA) and there is a neighbor who wants to open a winery/absinthe distillery on his property. I was wondering what the regulations for proximity between winery/distillery and school grounds. If you know what they are, let me know! If you know where I can FIND the answer, don't hesitate to tell me :) Thanks!
Question answered by Corvato
there won't be any ABC rules... they just give the licences
there might be rules for the city/county that you live in... is it properly zoned, etc.
i would contact your local county board and ask... if it is allowed, and you think it will be a problem, you might want to contact some local papers or parent groups.
What is the oldest distillery in the United States?
Okay, so I've done a little research and I have mixed results. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_companies), The Laird's distillery is the oldest in the united states. But Jack Daniel's, Maker's Mark, the Buffalo Trace distillery and others all claim to be the oldest. So what is the oldest distillery in the US?
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How close can a whiskey distillery building be built next to my building?
I'm in Washington I think it's the international building code they use but I know there are 0 set backs on Commercial property but on highly flammable businesses shouldn't there be a set back distance please if someone can tell me, I worry about the safety of this distillery.
Question answered by B.E.I.
Instead of asking strangers on the internet who have no idea whether you mean the state of Washington or Washington, D.C. and what the local zoning rules are....you NEED to talk to your local zoning commission as they are the ones who set the rules and enforce them.