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BrewDog Distilling Co. releases first Tequila

BrewDog Distilling Co. has announced Casa Rayos Tequila, made in partnership with the Orendain family. The third oldest Tequila distilling family in the town of Tequila in Mexico, the Orendain family worked with BrewDog to create the blended blanco Tequila.
Made in Jalisco from 100 per cent Blue Weber agave, Casa Rayos is named for the ‘lucky strike’, a Mexican myth. The myth describes a lightning bolt that once hit an agave plant, fermenting the juices and creating Tequila. The Casa Rayos bottle design echoes the agave plant’s leaves. 
The collaborators tried 40 different Tequilas before they decided on the final blend of 12 varieties. The flavour profile supplied by BrewDog highlights citrus zest, black pepper, and an earthy component. 
Steven Kersley, managing director of BrewDog Distilling Co., shared: “We’ve long looked on with jealousy at the burgeoning Tequila category, and with growing frustration, because we couldn’t participate by creating some agave magic at our distillery in Scotland. 
“With a clear vision of the style of Tequila we wanted to create we didn’t want to wait any longer so set off to find the spirit we wanted to bottle. The partnership with Orendain made this possible. They distil some of the best Tequila in Mexico and it was a dream for us to collaborate on creating this one-of-a-kind Tequila, Casa Rayos.”
BrewDog’s current focus for Casa Rayos is the on-trade through UK distributor Oak & Still, before it looks to develop aged Tequilas Reposado and Añejo.
Casa Rayos is available from UK BrewDog locations now, and on from 15 February 2024.

12 February 2024 - Lucy Schofield