Tequila José Cuervo Platino
Jose Cuervo has been making tequila for over 250 years with the same experience, craftmanship, and recipes that have been handed down generation through generation. In 1758, José Antonio de Cuervo y Valdés was given a writ of land ownership by King Fernand VI to plant agave on his lands for producing tequila. In 1795, King Carlos IV issued a royal decree in Spain granting Jose Maria Guadalupe Cuervo y Montana the first license to produce and distribute tequila. First-place medal given to Jose Cuervo Tequila at the second Exposición de Las Clases Productoras, exhibition held in Guadalajara in May 1880. Jose Cuervo was the first tequila brand to bottle tequila individually, making it easier to transport the tequila to meet booming demand in Mexico and across the border. Just like Champagne can only be made in France, or Scotch can only be made in Scotland, as of 1974, in order for a spirit to be called "tequila" it had to be made in certain states of Mexico.