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WONDERFUL AROMAS FROM THE BEGINNING

We search for a superiour but simple (some times called "mixto") handcrafted tequila that could compete in taste with the most expensive tequilas but still in the same price range as the industrially produced tequilas. We hit the jackpot when we got introduced to Feliciano Vivanco and his products. At first we met his son Sergio who had brought a bottle of their Super Premium tequila ”Buscadores”. One sniff of it was all it took for us to realize that we had stumbled upon a very good tequila producer, and the rest of their products continued to surprise us. We were happy to find that Feliciano Vivanco Y Asociados quality pervaded the whole line of products, from Good Value to Super Premium.

HIGH QUALITY AGAVE CULTIVATORS

Sergio is marketing manager at Feliciano Vivanco Y Asociados and is, unlike other proud tequileros, not the slightest bit boastful. At our first visit at the distillery we were greeted by Sergio, his brother and the founder of the company, their father Feliciano Vivanco Fonseca. Feliciano is a forth generation agavero (agave cultivator) and has spent all his life nursing the plants in his fields with great concern. Rumour has it that the Orendain family used to pay more for agave from Feliciano as it gave more sugar than other agave when cooked.

The entrance to El Ranchito in Arandas

A COMPANY WITH A LONG HISTORY

The destillery El Ranchito was founded in 1994 and is located by the entrance of the town Arandas in Los Altos. The history of the company stretches all the way back to the Christian revolution in 1919 – 1929 when the Mexican president separated the church from the state (although it caused a public outcry). At the time Feliciano Vivanco's grandfather (also named Feliciano Vivanco) and his brother were working at the agave fields. Sergio told the story of when Feliciano(sr.)'s brother who was very religious as most people in Los Altos, instead of minding the fields, one day arranged a raid aimed at the local police station. The mission was to free the horses of the police station but unfortunately it failed, instead he was killed by a machine gun and came to be a local martyr.

A WELL EDUCATED FAMILY

For four generations the Vivanco family managed to maintain the high quality of their agave. But as times were changing Felicano jr. wanted his children to (unlike the previous Vivanco generations) study and now all five of his sons each have a university degree. This turned out to be an unexpected success for the family as the brothers all got different degrees and reunited in the family’s first distillery ”El Ranchito”. One of the brothers got an industrial engineer degree and has been the architect or assistan architect behind many of Mexicos bigger destilleries such as Centinela, Don Nacho, Casa Noble and Patrón.

A GREAT CONCERN FOR THE AGAVE PLANTS

The family owns over 800 hectare of land in the mountainside of Los Altos. Feliciano, now 84 years old, still goes out to the fields once a week to overlook the plantations and what needs to be done. ”Great tequila comes from letting the plants know that I care about them” he says, smiling. The tequila produced at El Ranchito is of exceptionally high quality and the men behind it are unnecessarily humble about it. 

Feliciano Vivano’s alambiques are made from copper

FERMENTING TO the sound OF BEETHOVEN

Though it is a pretty small destillery, they have the capacity to produce about 20 000 liters per month. The agave is cooked in large brick ovens heated with steam and the agave juice is left to ferment in big copper tanks to the soothing sound of Beethoven. Feliciano Vivanco & Asociados use Jack Daniel’s and french limousine barrels for ageing their tequila. 

OUR BRANDS FROM FELICIANO VIVANCO Y ASOCIADOS

BUSCADORES

Segment: Super Premium

Category: Tequila 100 % Agave

Types: Reposado, Añejo

Producer: Feliciano Vivanco Y Asociados

 

"Buscadores Añejo has a sweet and rather fruity nose, with flowers, red currants and perfume. Starts out somewhat sweet with a bite, continues with flowers, vanilla and some pepper, has a rather long finish with nougat, chocolate, cedar wood and some bitterness."

VIVIANA LA MEXICANA

Segment: Good value

Category: Tequila

Types: Blanco, Reposado

Producer: Feliciano Vivanco Y Asociados

 

"Viviana la Mexicana Blanco is tequila made the same way as making premium 100 % agave tequila. It has a full aroma with the herbal aromas from raw agave, with elements of mint, thyme and jasmine and a hint of bay leaf. It has a softness, with distinct sweetness and a long finish with a hint of smooth bitterness. And yes, it is difficult to distinguish it from a fine tequila 100 % agave."

VIVIANA LA MEXICANA 100 % AGAVE

Segment: Premium

Category: Tequila 100 % Agave

Types: Blanco, Reposado, Añejo

Producer: Feliciano Vivanco Y Asociados

 

"Viviana la Mexicana Reposado has a full aroma with lots of flowers and a hint of fresh grass. It has the character of raw agave which is perfectly married to the barrel aromas of vanilla and chocolate. It is soft and has a long finish with a hint of black pepper and smooth bitterness. A very well balanced tequila reposado."

 

 

 

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