Restaurateur and entrepreneur Tom Conran’s latest venture Chamucos tequila is set to conquer the taste puds of all dedicated tequila fans out there and of those who yet don’t know they are. Having tried a delicious Chamucos cocktail myself at Soho’s Apartment58, I can concur!
Chamucos combines the finest taste with a truly unique design, combining taste and humor – a signature feature of classic bottle of good tequila. Distilled using only 100% weber blue Agave, Chamucos has been created through combining both ancient and state of the art techniques. It is made in the alpine forests of Mazamitla in Jalisco with water drawn directly from the mountain rock, and only choice Piñas from both the Highland regions and the Tequila Valley being used in the process.
Adding a touch of heritage and superstition to the cocktail, classical music is played during the double distillation process, which is undertaken by women only, due to their natural lightness of touch.
Tom Conran teamed up with Master Distiller Wilfrido Ortegas Casas who learned his craft at the legendary Siete Leguas Plant under the tutelage of Francisco Alcaraz, who created the first Patron Tequila. Their collaboration on Chamucos is perfectly timed, as tequila consumption has trebled in Britain in the last decade, with the highest demand being for 100% pure Agave tequilas. These smooth spirits are for sipping not slamming, and are at the forefront of the tequilology trend currently developing in Britain.
A lifelong tequila enthusiast, Tom owns Crazy Homies, one of Europe’s few tequila lounges. This is his first drinks project which he is running alongside his three other establishments in London’s Notting Hill: Tom’s Deli, a speciality delicatessen and café, The Cow Saloon Bar and Dining Room, an award-winning traditional pub and Lucky Seven, an American diner.
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