Don Vicente

Don Vicente

Formed as a partnership with famed maestro tequilero Felipe Camarena, Don Vicente Tequila is one of a small number of acclaimed brands leading what could aptly be described as the New Wave of modern tequila. Rooted in the innovative techniques of Felipe’s engineering background, Don Vicente Tequila straddles a distinct space between family heritage and inspired futurism.

Estate-grown agave is cooked in a traditional steam oven which has been amended with jets both above and below, balancing temperatures throughout and reducing labor. Agave is milled twice—first using a small, 15-hp mechanical shredder (nicknamed “Igor”) and second by a mechanized stone tahona (made of found parts, and dubbed “Frankenstein”)—both built by Felipe himself. After distillation using a more traditional copper pot, the spirit is finally aerated in steel tanks, allowing it to open and integrate more fully prior to bottling. A beautiful marriage of old and new, this tequila can span the ages!