THL: What is it?
One of the oldest known tequilas out of Jalisco, Mexico.
THL: Why should you try it?
Courtenay Greenleaf, the Tequila Librarian for La Biblioteca at Zengo NYC, recommends this spirit not only because of its wonderful balance, but also because its origins are rooted in tradition. This distillery made the original Patron tequila and refused to expand in size when the brand's presence exploded on the American market. They sold the name "Patron" to St. Maarten Spirits in 1989 and continued to make their own estate tequilas using a traditional copper pot still. Before any agave plant is harvested, the distillers take a sample to ensure its sugar content is prime for producing tequila.
THL: Who makes it?
Distillery founder Don Ignacio Gonzalez named Casa 7 Leguas is after Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa's horse. Casa 7 Leguas has been making 100% blue agave tequila for more than 50 years.
THL: What does it taste like?
Citrus, pine, black pepper, subtle minerals
THL: How should you drink it?
Honor the tradition, and keep it neat.