Mexico-based distiller Tequila Cazadores creates tequila using a seven-step sustainable and zero waste production process.
By Cristina Commendatore
Tequila Cazadores was originally born in Los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico, in 1922, and the spirit was created by Don Jose Maria to share with friends and family. In 1973, Maria’s grandson, Don Felix, officially opened the first Cazadores distillery, where the tequila is created using a seven-step sustainable and zero waste production process, including double distillation, double fermentation and a careful maturation process.
Spirits producers are learning that sustainability is not just in the best interest of the environment but it’s also beneficial for business. The issue of sustainability has been around for a long time but in the past five years the industry has undergone something of an energy revolution. The benefits are numerous; being consistently aware of the environment helps distilleries cut back on longterm costs, appeal to new markets and improve brand image.
With rugged engineering and a colossal arrangement of pipes, the Tequila CAZADORES® distillery in Arandas, Mexico, derives all power for distillation from its modern, clean-burning biomass boiler. Built to harness every bit of green energy it can, the plant-fueled biomass boiler reduces the distillery’s greenhouse gasses.