El Tequileño was founded in 1959 by legendary tequila industry pioneer Don Jorge Salles Cuervo. He had previously been producing tequila for the Cuervo distillery since 1941. On New Years Day 1959 he launched his own brand of tequila and eloquently named it El Tequileño to pay homage to the town and its spirited culture.
So from that point 60 years ago, Don Jorge Salles Cuervo began producing tequila from field to bottle in the picturesque La Guarreña distillery in the town of Tequila, Jalisco. El Tequileño quickly gained brand prominence in the state of Jalisco, dedicated to delivering quality and prestigious Tequila to even the most demanding of palates.
Even decades after its origin, the tradition of quality, integrity and authenticity continues under the watchful eye of Jorge Salles Cuervo’s eldest son and grandson who are carrying on his legacy. Every drop is a celebration of passion and heritage.
El Tequileno is 1 of only 8 distilleries to only produce one brand and is rated as the 3rd best distillery in the world.