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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. Made with rain, spring and deep well water, it has just the right balance of minerality.


The newest member of the Volans Family is our Single Barrel Reposado Tequila. It is ‘rested’ in carefully selected used American white oak bourbon barrels for under one year.

It has pleasant floral & fruity notes along with vanilla, cinnamon, clove, & minerals. You’ll experience a rich and silky mouthfeel with flavors of butterscotch, minerals, caramel, and a slightly sweet black pepper finish.

Made with rain, spring and deep well water, it has just the right balance of minerality.


The blanco or “white” version of tequila is the product that is obtained after distillation. 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. Our blanco tequila has also been oxygenated, which helps off-gas some unwanted chemicals and compounds, accentuating the sweetness of the natural agave. 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.


Sip Awards Platinum Medal Winner Volans

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.

San Diego Spirits Awards Gold Medal Winner Volans

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.

Denver Spirits Awards Gold Medal Winner Volans

Gold: Denver Spirits Competition – 2019-2020

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.

Double Gold: Volans Extra Añejo: Cigar & Spirits Magazine

This competition is unlike any spirits competition in the world. Cigar & Spirits Magazine is a trusted spirits and luxury publication that focuses on spirit ratings from around the world. The Cigar & Spirits Magazine’s tasting panel has over 100 years of combined tasting experience.  Volans Ultra Premium Extra Añejo was featured at the top spot in its category.

Gold: Volans Blanco: Tequila Mezcal Challenge – 2019

Tequila Mezcal Challenge was held on October 19, 2019, at The Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, Colorado. This competition is the first double-blind, professionally judged spirits competition dedicated to defining excellence in more than 60 categories of Tequila, Mezcal and Agave spirits. The judges tasted approximately 50 different products.

LA Spirit Awards Gold Medal Winner Volans

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.

San Francisco Spirits Silver Medal Winner Volans

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.

New York International Spirits Competition Points Volans Tequila

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 135 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 (as of January 13, 2020). 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 87,510 ratings (including 10,052 blind ratings) from 66,076 users (as of January 13, 2020).”

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

If you’re interested in carrying Volans in any of your of your fine retail locations just send us an email or DM us on Facebook.


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