Born in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico; Volans is made at El Pandillo Distillery by Master Distiller Felipe Camarena, the world’s highest-rated tequila distillery. Both are fourth-generation family-owned businesses and are dedicated to making the best tequila in Mexico.
Volans operations are based in Idaho, making it the only Idaho based tequila company. Volans Tequila is made with pride using historical and traditional tequila-making methods, while also embracing sustainability and innovation.
An Extra Añejo tequila is one that is aged for a minimum of three years.
This is what gives the tequila such a complex and sophisticated flavor. The agave is cooked in a steam-powered traditional stone oven, with a blend of natural spring, deep-well and rainwater.
Our Extra Añejo is aged for three and a half years in used American white oak bourbon casks, which gives it a soft and light oakiness.
The blanco or “white” version of tequila is the product that is obtained after a very short aging process. It contains 40% alcohol content and is unaged.
Our Blanco is a classic. It’s an easy-to-drink agave-forward spirit with light hints of vanilla and citrus. Made with rain, spring and deep well water, it has just the right balance of minerality. Plus, there’s a bit of a black pepper finish for an added kick.
Platinum: Sip Awards, Irvine, California – 2019
The SIP Awards stands apart as the only internationally recognized consumer judging spirits competition. Catering to the opinions and palates of the discerning public, the SIP Awards presents a unique, spirit judging competition, unaffected by industry bias. This pragmatic and refreshing model of evaluation provides an honest stage for feedback and recognition where top brands showcase their achievements.
Gold: 93 Points – San Diego Wine & Spirits Challenge – 2019
The San Diego International, founded in early 1982, is a commercial wine & spirits competition on a mission to recognize excellence in the commercial production of adult beverages.
Gold: Denver Spirits Competition – 2019
The largest and most respected spirits competition in the Rocky Mountain region. All spirits are tasted double-blind by a prestigious panel of beverage professionals, sommeliers and trade members.
Gold: L.A. Spirits Competition – 2019
L.A International Spirits Competition sets the standard for judging distilled beverages. Each year an esteemed panel of judges use a blind-tasting method to award medals to the best spirits from around the world, they maintain the highest standards of integrity and professionalism set 79 years ago by its partner wine competition.
Silver: San Francisco World Spirits Competition – 2019
Since its introduction in 2000, the SFWSC has become one of the most respected and influential spirits competitions in the world. The awards featured nearly 3000 products across the globe. Products awarded a Silver medal are outstanding in their category. They show refinement, finesse, and complexity. They are among the best examples of their particular category.
Silver: 92 Points – New York International Spirits Competition – 2019
The 10th Annual New York International Spirits Competition had over 600 spirits from around the world. It is the only competition judged by real trade buyers.
El Pandillo Distillery – #1 Rated Tequila Distillery – Tequila Matchmaker
“According to the Tequila Matchmaker app database, there are currently 134 active tequila distilleries operating in Mexico, all of which are listed and searchable in the app, including the brands that they create. For a distillery to make the list they must have more than 30 ratings and have at least 1 brand in active production as of the time of this update (Sept 16, 2019). The average score is calculated using all reviews in our database for products made at the assigned NOM. Keep in mind that distilleries that produce many different brands are being rated based on everything they produce, and not just one popular brand. This means that one low-rated brand can bring down the average for an entire distillery. The rating is based on 78,421 ratings (including 9,116 blind ratings) from 58,730 users (as of Sept. 2019).”
June 2019 – Tequila Challenge – Volans Blanco – Blind Taste Test – Taste Tequila
Blind tastings are the best way to find out what you like, this is free of marketing hype, bias, and also previous experiences. They give you a great opportunity to experience a spirit in a whole new way — using only your senses.
The great folks over at Taste Tequila regularly conduct blind tasting events called, “Tequila Challenge” it is open to the public. Check out the calendar here.
Volans Spirits, LLC. is based in Idaho, at 1662 Mesa Falls Scenic Byway, Warm River, Idaho 83420
Mailing address: P.O. Box 184, Eagle, Idaho 83616
Our tequila is distilled and bottled in Mexico, at Destileria El Pandillo, S.A. de C.V., Jesús María, Jalisco, Mexico