PADRE AZUL

Padre Azul is a new brand of tequila with an odd heritage. The story goes that an Austrian schnapps distiller named H.P. Eder married a Mexican woman, and Eder partnered with his wife’s father to craft a 100% agave tequila in Jalisco. It’s made from Lowlands-grown agave and is available in all three major varieties, plus a cristalino expression.

As for the name, says the company, “Azul refers to the blue Weber agave, from which tequila is made, and the name Padre does not mean the father, but quotes a popular Mexican saying: que padre, an expression of cheerful excitement, meaning how fantastic or how wonderful.”