Sipping Off The Cuff: Calavera Tequila Anejo

Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Calavera Tequila Anejo and explain why they’ve nominated it as a 2014 Brand of Promise.

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About Calavera Tequila

Calavera Tequila distillery is located in the heart of Mexico’s premier agave growing and tequila producing region:  Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico.

Calavera Tequila combines the best of old traditions with the latest technology, producing next-generation artisan tequilas. The master distiller utilizes traditional slow bake brick ovens & autoclaves to cook the blue agave hearts, and traditional mills (molinos) to extract the juices from the Agave. Calavera Tequila ferments with natural occurring yeast, and distillation takes place in old-fashioned pot stills. All water is processed through an ultra-modern system of reverse osmosis, de-ionization, and ultra violet bacteria eliminating lights, followed by two types of filtration.

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The History of Calavera Sugar Skulls

Sugar art was brought to the Americas in the 17th century by Italian missionaries.  Having renounced wealth, the friars turned to the local artisan community for help creating religious decorations for festivals.  Sugar, a staple of the region, was use to make these artifacts because of the look of glass it created.  Artists sculpted angels, the Virgin Mary and the famously known “Sugar Skulls”.  Sugar skulls represented a departed soul whose name was written on the forehead so it could be placed on their Ofrenda or gravestone to honor the return of their spirit.  Labor intensive, colorfully hand painted and beautifully adorned, very few of these are made by the skilled sugar skull makers.  For that reason we are privilege to present these works of art as the Calavera Tequila brand bottles.

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