Appropriately, the friendships that started Padre Azul continue to sustain it. The company is in the business of crafting super premium tequila that celebrates a culture of tradition, as well as the cultivation of friendships. These values are notably celebrated during the colorful Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, which isn’t a celebration of death but a remembrance of those who lived. The festivities are held in cemeteries across Mexico and revelers traditionally paint their faces like calavera, or skulls.
To honor this tradition, Padre’s hand-blown glass tequila bottles feature a solid metal death’s-head stopper with the “body” of the bottle encased in a leather jacket. Consumers have a choice of Añejo, Reposado, and Blanco tequila. Full-bodied and soft, Añejo tequila is matured in oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months. Reposado tequila has a subtle vanilla flavor with a decidedly pleasant aftertaste. The “baby” of the tequila family, Blanco is bottled straight after distillation; it’s a clear, transparent liquid with a soft, mild flavor. Currently, the purchase of one bottle comes with two free shot glasses. What better way to share life than raising a glass with a good friend?