Yesterday I took the Famous Tequila Tour in Tequila it included 3 distilleries and alot of sampling. Here is a photoblog about it.
Blue Agave Fields
Blue Agave Cactus where Tequila comes from
The Don Roberto Distillery statue show a Jimador getting the pina de agave
The First distillery
after the agave is "juiced" it goes into these fermentation tanks
Then it is cooked/distilled to get the most alcohol out, they let us drink the 110 proof stuff before they added
All non Blanco tequilas go into these barrels to age
Thats alot of bottles
and these too.
A view of Tequila Valley. I think they just like to get people drunk, then go climbing.
The Jose Cuervo Distillery
This photo shows how the gods struck the agave with lightning thus creating Tequila "the nectar of the gods"
Main Church of the town of Tequila
The third distillery more shots for the tasting