The mountain town of Jesús María is the highest point in all of the tequila agave growing regions, and the El Pandillo Distillery-- located in the middle of these agave fields-- is one of the most forward-thinking and sustainable distilleries of all tequila. Master distiller, Felipe Camarena crafts this Highland style from stressed hillside agave plants which are slowly roasted in brick ovens. They are then macerated intact with fiber for a pronounced agave flavor that he then dilutes with 50% captured rainwater and 50% high mineral spring water.
This tequila presents tropical aromas of sweet passionfruit, grilled orange, bitter cocoa nibs, honeydew and cilantro. While the palate brings out a round, lively and fruity body that's surprisingly complex. Notes of Maria cookies with guava frosting, agave nectar, sunflower seeds and earthy hot pepper sauce.