Where a tequila is distilled has a huge impact on the quality and flavor.
There are many factors that can influence the taste, including the quality of ingredients, the geographic location, the type of equipment used, the time of year it is produced and much more. The best distilleries take all factors into consideration and strive to create the best environment for tequila production.
We wanted to ensure our tequila was produced in the best possible environment – in order to maximize flavor and quality.
That’s why Volans is made at El Pandillo Distillery. One of the most sustainable, iconic, and innovative distilleries in Mexico.
El Pandillo is run by Felipe Camarena, whose great-great grandfather was among the first to start farming blue agave in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico in the 1800s. He is the third generation and his sons are the fourth generation of distilling some of the best and authentic craft tequila in Mexico.
Felipe is on a quest to protect the traditional process of making tequila that he has practiced and studied his entire life. He has also built upon these traditional practices by adding his own unique twists – such as specially modified copper stills, stone ovens, “Frankenstein” the tahona, “igor” the agave shredder, and he uses harvested rainwater.
Want to learn more about El Pandillo Tequila Distillery? Read this great article by Bone Garden Cantina: “El Pandillo Tequila Distillery is Pure Genius.”