Tapatio Blanco 110
HANDLE WITH CARE OR IT MIGHT HANDLE YOU.
More flavors, less water.
Carlos Camarena and his family carry on 75 years of the Tequila Tapatio brand.
Each Charbay spirit is truly a labor of love - distilled by hand to ensure that you're tasting the finest possible combination of creativity, distilling skill and raw materials in the world of spirits today.
CHARBAY is an independent family business founded by Miles and Susan Karakasevic. The family is one of the early pioneers in the modern American artisan distillery movement. They began distilling in California in 1983 with Alambic Pot Still Brandy and haven't stopped since.
Marko is Generation XIII to carry on the family's European heritage of fermenting & distilling. It's hard to find someone with a more spontaneous love of the art form, grounded in solid experience. His 25-year apprenticeship covered every category of distilling. Only when he'd sourced, distilled and taken to market his very own spirit, his father said he'd earned the right to be called a Master Distiller.
As of January 2017, Marko and his wife, Jenni, carry on the inherited artisan traditions as they assume operations of Charbay Distillery, Mendocino County, CA. Domaine Charbay Winery & Brandy Distillery in Napa Valley will continue on with Susan & Miles at the helm.
This family is hands on and it shows in the quality of everything they bottle. Their sincerity is appreciated by writers and consumers alike. Robert Plotkin, a present day authority, said: "No one family in the history of our great Union has contributed more to the welfare and general happiness of her citizens."
History of La Altena Distillery
Don Felipe Camarena was born into a family that had distilled tequila since back in the early 1800's. The family's original distillery was destroyed and abandoned during the Mexican Revolution. Don Felipe began his career by growing and selling agave plants to other distillers. But since tequila making was in his blood, he started distilling his own tequila, selecting only the ripest plants and using equipment from his family's original distillery.
In 1937 Don Felipe opened La Altena distillery in the mountainous region of Jalisco, Mexico, known for producing the best blue agave. His passion for doing things just right inspired his family to continue handcrafting Tapatio so it could be enjoyed by future generations.
Don Felipe passed the business to his son, Felipe J. Camarena Orozco, who in turn passed it on to his daughters, Lilianna and Gabriela, and to his son, Carlos, who today, as Master Distiller, maintains the standards of excellence set down by his grandfather, Don Felipe.
Age: 6 months
Proof: 110 (55% ABV)
Distiller: Charbay Distillery, Mendocino County, California
Family: Charbay whiskeys, tequilas, vodkas, and other spirits
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A white pepper kiss
Spicy on the tongue
Rich and challenging but wonderful to the finish