Some friends had told us that the Jose Cuervo tour at Mundo Cuervo in Tequila was the most polished and well run of the various distillery tours that one can take. So, when my parents were in for a visit in December, I decided this was the one to do. It was the best tour I have done so far. A great tour guide and an extensive tasting really made for a great experience.
Well, after a year of being here in Guadalajara, we finally made it out to Tequila, which is just about an hour’s drive away. Thanks Francisca for offering to watch the kiddos! There are many distillery tours available, including the grand production they put on at Mundo Cuervo, but for this visit, we decided to start with Herradura.
A jimador, demonstrating how he cuts the blue agave plants. They have to go through 100 of these in five hours.
Ready for the ovens.
The original distillery is still on the property.
We enjoyed a nice lunch in the cave-like restaurant at La Cofradia, which also has tequila tours, as well as a a boutique hotel.