Travel News: Hyatt Grand Champions Resort Villas and Spa announces the launch of their privately labeled Agave Sunset Tequila, which will be available exclusively at the Indian Wells resort.
Handpicked by the Hyatt Grand Champions team, this specialty tequila hails from the Mexican state of Jalisco. Double distilled at the 145-year-old Herradura distillery, Agave Sunset Tequila presents a smooth and smoky flavor with an even and rounded finish.
Agave Sunset Tequila is a double barrel reposado tequila that is aged for a total of 12 months. This variety is first “rested” or aged for 11 months, which is an additional nine months longer than reposado category standards. Following the aging process, the tequila is then moved to a new barrel for one month, where it obtains its deep copper color and exceptionally smooth taste.
For Hyatt Grand Champions, it wasn’t just about choosing the perfect tequila, but more about being a part of the process. After a series of visits to Mexico in 2010, Director of Food and Beverage Steven Carl sampled an array of aged barrels before selecting the most suitable tasting tequila envisioned for Agave Sunset.
“It was such a great experience to be a part of the whole process. From chopping down our own agave plant to tasting tequila right from the barrels, we really had a hand in the creative process of the tequila production,” said Steven Carl, Director of Food and Beverage at Hyatt Grand Champions. “We are incredibly proud of Agave Sunset Tequila, and consider it a privilege to have a privately labeled product from one of the oldest and most respected tequila distilleries in the world.”
Available in the new lobby bar, Agave Sunset, the Agave Sunset Tequila will be featured in an array of signature cocktails including the Sunset Margarita made with Fresh Lime Juice, Agave Syrup, a Cointreau Float, Sweet Lemon-Salt Rim and Grenadine “Sink.”
Other featured cocktails include House-Made Sangrita, a traditional Mexican accompaniment served with signature Agave Sunset Tequila, and the Watermelon Smash, made with Muddled Watermelon, Jalapeno, Mint and Tequila. The extensive tequila list at Agave Sunset features more than 40 tequilas and 10 mezcals from the Jalisco region of Mexico, including the exclusive Agave Sunset Tequila.
With the oldest standing original distillery in Mexico, Herradura has been producing a majority of Mexico’s tequila product since 1870. Herradura uses a natural fermentation process with an open barrel distillery process.
Adjacent to the factory are fields of mangos and pomegranate trees. A natural breeze allows the naturally occurring yeast from the plants to flow into the factory and into the open barrels for a natural fermentation process.