Tres Agaves Tequila today announced the opening of its first proprietary distillery in Amatitán, Mexico, its shift to produce exclusively organic tequilas and the appointment of Iliana Partida as its new Master Distiller.
The producer’s new custom-built distillery, Tequilera TAP, is located in Amatitán, in Jalisco’s Tequila Valley. The facility will continue production of Tres Agaves Tequila’s three expressions — Blanco, Reposado and Añejo — which will now be certified organic.
With the launch of its new distillery, Tres Agaves has also appointed Iliana Partida as master distiller of the facility. She is from the Partida family, who hails from Jalisco and has been growing agave and making Tequila in the region for four generations.
The new distillery is equipped with a twenty-ton capacity autoclave, four-stage roller mill, shallow stainless-steel fermentation tanks and copper coiled alembic distillation stills, enabling a production capacity of over 600,000 liters annually. While Tequilera TAP features state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, Tres Agaves also installed a brick horno, a tahona and shallow pine fermenting tanks in order to produce Tequila using more traditional methods.
The new Tequilera TAP distillery will also host visitor tours.
Tres Agaves Organic Blanco Tequila is currently available nationwide. Tequilera TAP will roll out Organic Reposado in July 2019, followed by Organic Añejo in January 2020.
Trinchero Family Estates will continue to manage the sales, distribution and marketing for the Tres Agaves brand via its joint-venture partnership since 2012.