(the little old man)
The first tequila of Atotonilco!
The “El Viejito” distillery is a family owned company founded by Mr. Indalecio Núñez Muro in 1937 in the municipality of Atotonilco, in the “highlands” of the state of Jalisco. The Highlands offer excellent conditions for tequila production, among other things for having the best land, climate, water and altitude for growing Agave, and thus for the quality of the tequilas produced in this area.
“El Viejito” started to export tequila in 1964 and in 1986 was rewarded with the “National Quality Award”. In 1992 “El Viejito” received recognition as a “high quality exporting company and for participating in the international market and for its contribution to the creation of jobs” both from the Mexican Authorities.
Mr. Indalecio, and both his sons Jorge and Antonio were all Presidents of the National Tequila Industry Association and “El Viejito” was one of the founders of the Tequila Regulatory Council in 1994.
El Viejito currently exports or has exported to countries such as The United States of America, Germany, France, Chile, Italy, Greece, Japan, Australia and the Philippines.
“El Viejito” started operations in 2007 at its new distillery. High quality water, ripe agave, lots of experience combine to continue producing tequila as we did since the beginning. We take no shortcuts, in fact we are improving on perfection!
Modern and efficient facilities, joins commitment and integrity to improve social and economic development. In addition and in reflection of company values, “El Viejito” is currently in the process of obtaining a “clean industry” certification, and has just recently been certified in HACCP.
Santo Mezquila is the world’s first agave blend made from 100% Blue Weber Agave and 100% Espadin Agave. From this holy union comes a taste revelation. 50/50 blend.
Our mezquila’s smooth agave aroma mixes with an earthy, light smokiness with a hint of herbs. The initial bite is mellow and fades gently while the full taste and finish elicits the intricate agave flavor and herbal complexity layered with gentle smoke, slight floral fruitiness, and low saltiness.
2 oz Santo Mezquila
0.5 oz Cointreau
2 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1 oz Strawberry Puree
1 oz Simple Syrup
Garnish:Raspberry Salt Rim Quartered Strawberries Lime Wheel
1. Rim 16oz glass with raspberry salt blend, fill with ice and set aside.
2. Fill mixing glass 2/3 with ice and add mezquila, Cointreau, strawberry puree, lime juice, and simple syrup.
3. Cap mixing glass with shaker tin and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
4. Strain contents from shaker tin into rimmed 16oz glass.
5. Garnish with a lime wheel and strawberries.
1 oz. Santo Mezquila
0.75 oz. Aperol
0.5 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
0.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
0.25 oz. Agave Nectar
Add ingredients to shaker with ice, shake and double strain into chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with a long thin grapefruit peel