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The story of this quite visually stunning tequila liqueur dates back to 1857, when master distiller Lazaro Gallardo created a recipe to impress his close friends. Gallardo had intended for it to remain a private bottling, however, the people of Jalisco clamoured enough to force his hand, and so Agavero became a commercial product. Jalisco, Mexico is where the blue agave plant is grown, and the Los Camachines Distillery (where Agavero is made), is still based there.

The process to make Agavero begins with the master distiller hand blending his own select 100% blue agave reposado and anejo tequilas, both separately aged in specially charred, French Limosin white oak casks (the reposado for nearly a year and the anejo for no less than two years). The tequilas are then blended and re-barreled and infused with a secret ingredient.

What secret ingredient, I hear you ask?

The essence of the Damiana flower.

For those whose knowledge of indigenous flora of the Americas isn't quite up to speed, Damiana, also known as Turnera diffusa, is a fragrant, low-growing plant whose use as a herbal remedy predates written history. Indigenous cultures believed in its proficiency as a bladder tonic and an aphrodisiac, and it was supposedly favoured by the Aztecs to help with impotence. Its fragrant leaves were often added to tea to stimulate love making.

Ahem. I feel we may have drifted slightly from the point. Let us make a hasty return to it.

The Damiana plant also has a long history as an ingredient in traditional Mexican liqueur, and is in fact so important that it has been classified in Mexico as a ‘national treasure’ and it is prohibited to export it as a live plant. It is also sometimes used in lieu of triple sec in margaritas, and there are claims within Mexican folklore that it was used in the ‘original’ margarita.

It is the influence of the Damiana flower that helps create the luscious texture and distinct aroma that truly sets apart this very delicious and utterly unique Mexican spirit. Now, come on, how can you not what to try this?*

*The drink, not the aphrodisiac, there’s no empirical evidence it actually works anyway.

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Agavero Tequila Liqueur

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