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It all began in 1892 when Juan Hussong served his own hand-made tequila in a remote cantina in Ensenada, Mexico. Today, Ricardo Hussong continues to build upon his family legacy with locations in both Ensada and Las Vegas.

With its delicate aroma and smooth, rich taste, flavor is our top priority. Hussong’s is bottled by hand in jugs and cork sealed to protect its remarkable taste and put the spirit of baja in every jug.

Hussong’s Reposado

Hussong’s Reposado tequila is a 100% agave tequila that has been aged 5 months in bourbon barrels to give it a complex flavor and delicate aroma.

Hussong’s Platinum

Hussong’s Platinum tequila is the perfect combination of age and beauty. Aged in bourbon barrels for 15 months, then filtered to give it a crystal clear appearance.

It all begins with the Agave plant. After being grown for several years, the Agave is harvested by a Jimador using a sharp bladed Coa. The Jimador will trim the 200+ leaves that protect the heart of the agave (piña) to extract it from the ground. The piña is the only part of the plant that is used in the making of tequila. Approximately 15 pounds of piña are needed to produce one liter of tequila.

The piñas are cooked using a steam injection process which softens the piñas and allows for the extraction of fermentable sugars from the agave hearts. 

It takes about 15 pounds of piñas to produce enough fermentable sugars to create one liter of delicious Hussong’s Tequila. 

Once cooked, the piñas are transported to the milling area to begin the sugar extraction. 

The piñas are crushed using a grinding wheel which separates the fibers from the juices. Once piñas are minced, they are washed with water and strained to remove all the juices. 

During the fermentation process, the extracted sugars are transformed into alcohol. Yeast is added to accelerate and control the process. Fermentation typically takes seven to twelve days. 

The fermented mixture is then pumped into the still, where the distillation process can begin. 

Tequila is distilled in stainless steel stills, and goes through the distilling process twice. 

The first distillation yields an alcohol that is approximately 40 proof, and the second distillation ups that to around 110 proof. 

We know what you’re thinking… you age tequila? The answer is yes! 

Hussong’s Tequila is aged in oak barrels, previously used for aging bourbon. Our Reposado s aged for 5 months, whole our Platinum is aged for 15 months then filtered to give it its crystal clear appearance. 

Hussong’s Tequila is bottled by hand in clay jugs, then cork sealed to protect its remarkable taste.

This process allows us to capture the spirit of Baja in every jug! 

We’ve all been there… one long night with one too many shots of cheap tequila that leaves you swearing “NEVER again!” the next morning. We are here to tell you to give tequila another chance. Hussong’s Reposado and Añejo tequilas are distilled and aged to show that tequila can be more than a bad memory, but a smooth, complex favorite (with a hint of the bite you love).

So pick up a bottle of Hussong’s Tequila and Expand Your Borders!

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McCormick Distilling Co., Inc. is a distilled spirits company located in the United States, doing business in the domestic and certain foreign markets. We comply with federal, state, and foreign laws regarding labor practices wherever we operate.

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) (“Act”) seeks the elimination of slavery and human trafficking from product supply chains and requires that large companies who do business in California disclose their efforts toward the elimination of slavery and human trafficking. The information below relates to our efforts to comply with the Act.

1.) The vast majority of our suppliers are located in North America, principally in the United States, and in the European Union. To the best of our knowledge and belief, no supplier to our company, whether located within or without the United States, has ever been accused of engaging in forced labor or human trafficking.

2.) We reserve the right to audit our suppliers’ operations to ensure compliance with the Act. Currently, audits are not regularly performed by the company or an independent third party.

3.) Our purchase orders and supplier contracts will now contain an express representation that each supplier will comply fully with all applicable laws prohibiting human trafficking and slavery and that any violation of such laws is cause for immediate termination of our contracts and orders. We will terminate our contract with any supplier found to be in violation with our policy on human trafficking and slavery.

4.) To further our efforts to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from our supply chain, we have now asked suppliers to return a signed statement to us acknowledging that they support the elimination of forced labor and human trafficking.

5.) Our Employee Code of Conduct requires that company personnel try to ensure we work only with reputable suppliers. Employees annually affirm their compliance with our Employee Code of Conduct, but we have no formal training related to the issue.

Our Commitment
The United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 require companies to disclose their efforts to mitigate the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain. Modern slavery and human trafficking are the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labor or anyone held in slavery or servitude. As a responsible corporate citizen, McCormick Distilling Co., Inc. is committed to actions that will mitigate the risk of modern slavery in our business. In addition, we expect our vendors, suppliers, and contractors to have the same commitment.

Our Controls
McCormick Distilling Co., Inc. is committed to implementing and enforcing controls to prevent modern slavery in our business and in our supply chain. We have regular contact with our vendors, suppliers and contractors. Our contracts with vendors, suppliers and contractors require compliance with all applicable laws. If necessary, we will engage with third parties to assist us in evaluating our supply chain. Any concerns relating to noncompliance with this statement are investigated promptly and appropriate actions will be taken based on the findings of the investigation.

Our Training
We support our commitment and controls by providing training to our employees. The training is designed to create awareness around the problem of modern slavery and to help employees identify the sign of modern slavery in our supply chain.