Mike Morales & Rick Levy taste and discuss G4 Tequila Extra Anejo from Master Distiller Felipe Camarena.
Felipe Camarena has an undeniable passion for making great tequila. His family heritage combined with his engineering background has led to a distillery like none other at El Pandillo. Felipe is uncompromising in crafting pure luxury tequila by both honoring traditions like copper stills and stone ovens and using only their own mature agave plants, but also innovating by distilling with harvested rainwater, creating stone ovens that evenly cook the tequila, taking out the internal “male parts” of the agave to remove bitterness, recycling the cooked agave and turning it into fertilizer. Watch the video to hear some thoughts from the Master Distiller himself.
THE CAMARENA FAMILY
The Camarena Family has been making tequila since 1937, crafting some of the world’s best tequilas for generations. Where Felipe and his sons have established El Pandillo Distillery is a place where they honor their family’s proud tequila tradition and quality standards while innovating for today. The name of the distillery, El Pandillo was the name of Felipe’s grandfather’s favorite bull and the tahona stone you see was the only surviving piece of what would have been their family’s distillery during the Revolution.