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Tequila Siete Leguas

Ask for a Siete Leguas from your favorite bartender and immediately they’ll know, agave-novice you are not. Across both Mexico and the United States, Siete Leguas is held in high regard as a trailblazer and fantastic producer in the industry. With their roots beginning 7 generations into history, once being the original producers of Patron as they got their brand lifted off the ground, and now a top-selling favorite brand in Mexico, Siete Leguas has certainly traveled the “seven leagues” referred to in their name.

What do those seven leagues refer to? Pancho Villa, the famous Mexican revolutionary, named his horse Siete Leguas in honor of his endurance and speed, being able to travel seven leagues in one day, where other horses can only travel one.

Siete Leguas is comprised of two distilleries sitting side by side in the Los Altos town of Atotonilco - Fabrica el Centenario and Fabrica La Vencedora - and at the helm is Master Tequilero and owner, Don Ignacio Gonzalez Vargas.

Visiting Fabrica el Centario takes you on a journey through time. There are three small capacity stone clay ovens surrounding a tahona pit, where the stone is still pulled by mules twice a day - once at 11am and once at 3pm, allowing for rest in between. All of the mosto and fibers are fermented in wooden tanks, then transferred to copper pot stills for double distillation. Fabrica La Vencedora was built in 1984 to expand on operations and while slightly more modern, the operations inside still adhere to traditional processes. Here there are five brick ovens, a roller mill, and a combination of both stainless steel and copper pot stills, and the fermentation and distillation are done without fibers.

Here at Sip we are big fans of Siete Leguas and you’ll find it in our glasses often!

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NOM: 1120 / Tequila Siete Leguas
Location: Atotonilco, Jalisco
Agave: Highland
Cooking : Stone Clay Oven
Milling: Tahona and Roller Mill
Fermentation: Open air, blend of natural fermentation both with and without fibers
Distillation: Double Distillation, Copper pot stills