Luxco finalises plans for Tequila distilleryBy Nicola Carruthers
St Louis-based drinks company Luxco has finalised construction plans for a new Tequila distillery in Jalisco in partnership with Destiladora González González.
The distillery, named DGL Destiladores, is located just outside the city of Arandas, in the highlands of Jalisco. It will use the same method to produce 100% agave Tequila brands El Mayor and Exotico Tequila.
Construction on the eight-acre facility is expected to be completed soon with distillation planned for mid-summer.
Alfonso Dominguez Zamudio, who has previously worked at Destiladora González González, will be the distillery manager working under the guidance of master distiller Rodolfo González.
DGL will employ approximately 35 employees once fully operational and will have the capacity for 60 tons of agave in pot stills.
“We are thrilled to once again join forces with the González family, our longtime Tequila partners on this distillery and continue servicing our collective need for high-quality, 100% agave tequila,” said Donn Lux, Luxco chairman and CEO.
“Luxco has seen incredible growth in our tequila portfolio, especially in the Exotico and El Mayor brands, and this new distillery will allow us to further expand our production and enhance the brands.”
Luxco and the González family will continue to work together to grow and source the weber blue agave the González family uses to produce El Mayor and Exotico tequilas.
“Our partnership with Luxco extends decades and we are pleased to continue to share our legacy and tequila-crafting skills at DGL,” said González. “From field to bottle, our lifelong passion for the art of crafting tequila shines through in our brands.”
The new plans also follows Luxco’s US$35 million Kentucky distillery, Lux Row Distillers, which is on-track for completion in the fourth quarter of 2017.