El Tequileño Tequila
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.
El Tequileño is rated #3 top distillery on tastetequila.com
Born in the Highlands, made in Tequila
The agave used for El Tequileño comes from the Los Altos region of Jalisco — a four hour truck ride away — where it is regarded as the premium growing region for the Blue Agave. The clay like red soil produces agave with more floral & fruity notes that yields a naturally higher sugar content. Despite the arduous journey, Don Jorge always felt there was no shortcut to making the best tequila
The agave is blended with the pure natural spring water straight from the Volcán de Tequila to create a fine tequila with exceptional taste.
The Tequila Collection
The El Tequileño range includes expressions such as the award-winning Platinum to the unique and limited Reposado Rare, aged for 6 years, a world’s first .
There is something for every palate.
In accordance with local regulations, we are reducing the capacity of our distillery tours to keep our guests and employees safe. To learn more about the changes we have made, click here.
Tour the Distillery
Experience firsthand the passion that goes into making every drop of El Tequileño. We will take you through every step of production, share stories about our founder and an opportunity to sample our range of tequilas.
Private tours are available from Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Restrictions may apply.