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Inaki Orozco

Riazul Imports

Iñaki Orozco is founder, president, and CEO of Riazul Imports, a tequila company that is 200 years in the making. The 620 acres of land in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, where his blue agave is grown, was handed down in his family from his great-great grandmother. She was awarded the land for her assistance during the Mexican War of Independence and its virgin soil lay dormant until Inaki asked permission from his family elders to plant blue agave for tequila. Here, the high elevation and harsh micro-climate give rise to agave with higher sugar content unlike any other.

Iñaki engineered the creation of his premium tequila with the tenacity and passion of a true entrepreneur. The result is a trio of tequilas of exceptional quality. The Anejo is of particular interest because of its complexity. Aged for two years in used Cognac barrels, Riazul Anejo is aged longer than most tequila in its class. Its primary aromas are of honey, vanilla, maraschino cherry, and spicy pineapple. The taste over the long finish is a balanced mix of sweet and peppery spices.