The American Agave Spirit
Using the name of ‘Tequila’ for agave spirits is regulated, and can only be used for blue agave spirits produced in specific places in Mexico: the state of Jalisco, and parts of Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, Michoacán, and Nayarit. This leaves distillers outside of those regions, especially in the US, with the need to create alternative titles for their agave produced spirits.
Agave: The Spirit of a Nation
Agave: The Spirit of a Nation is a documentary about the relationship between people, land, and spirits seen through the lens of agave farmers and distillers in Mexico.
Distiller’s Yeast Highlight: SafTeq Blue yeast
SafTeq Blue is an authentic yeast for the production of tequila and mescal. Fermentis selected this specialized strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in conjunction with CIATEJ AC, a research center in Jalisco, the heart of Mexican tequila production.