Located adjacent to the hotel is the La Guarreña Distillery, the exclusive home to Mexico’s best kept secret, El Tequileño tequila.
El Tequileño, pronounced “El Tek-Eh-lane-yo,” is an iconic and award winning tequila producer that singularly focuses on craft and quality. El Tequileño was founded in 1959 by the legendary tequila industry pioneer, Don Jorge Salles Cuervo. The family’s legacy continues to this day and is overseen by third generation master distiller, Jorge Antonio Salles. The knowledge and expertise passed through the generations ensures only the finest quality tequila is produced to this day; every drop is a celebration of passion and heritage.
The Sassenach Select is the first collaboration between the award-winning El Tequileño and The Sassenach Spirits teams. Antonio “Tony” Salles met with Scottish actor and spirit aficionado Sam Heughan on several trips to Mexico. “Creating this blend first began with us enjoying The Sassenach whisky,” says Salles. Though literally a world apart, the two combined their cultures and shared passion for creating exceptional spirits to do this new blend justice.
Tasting Notes: Cooked agave has taken on creamy, vanilla notes, along with rich oak character, spice, and distant smoke