The Camarena Tequila Story

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Arandas 1761 Mexico

A Rich Heritage

The story of Camarena Tequila begins in the highlands surrounding Arandas, Mexico — the town Mauricio and Juan Carlos Camarena co-founded in 1761. For over 250 years, the bell located high above Arandas has rung out to bring the residents of the town together in celebration. To this day, we pay homage to the bell with the shape of our bottle and carry on the spirit of Arandas with our brand.

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Our Process

Highland Agave

Creating the Most Awarded Tequila* means starting with the best ingredients. Our experienced Jimadors wait for our 100% Blue Weber agave to reach maturity before harvesting select agaves when they achieve peak ripeness. The rich volcanic soil and high altitude of the Arandas Highlands lead to slow-maturing but incredibly complex and flavorful agave. Cultivating agave in this terrain requires skill and patience, but the results are remarkable.

Our patience and selectivity ensure that only the best ingredients become Camarena Tequila.

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A Unique Method

To craft Camarena Tequila, we use a proprietary method that blends traditional and modern techniques. This includes conventional stone ovens and modern processes to cook the agave; a proprietary yeast strain created specifically for us by the National University in Mexico City for fermentation; and copper-coiled pot stills and a one-of-a-kind tequila column still for distillation.

The combination of new and old — modern and traditional — allows us to produce the Most Awarded Tequila* again and again.

The Most Awarded Tequila*

Ascot Awards 2023 Photo

2023

Ascot Awards

Silver

Craft Distillers Spirit Competition 2023 Photo

2023

Craft Distillers Spirit Competition

Silver

TAG Global Spirits Awards 2023 Photo

2023

TAG Global Spirits Awards

Silver

SIP Awards International 2023 Photo

2023

SIP Awards International

Silver

Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2023 Photo

2023

Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition

Reposado

TAG Global Spirits Awards 2023 Photo

2023

TAG Global Spirits Awards

Reposado

San Diego International Wine & Spirits Awards 2023 Photo

2023

San Diego International Wine & Spirits Awards

Reposado

Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2023 Photo

2023

Los Angeles International Spirits Competition

Reposado

TAG Global Spirits Awards 2023 Photo

2023

TAG Global Spirits Awards

Añejo

John Barleycorn Best of Spring Awards 2023 Photo

2023

John Barleycorn Best of Spring Awards

Añejo

LA Spirit Awards 2023 Photo

2023

LA Spirit Awards

Añejo