Where tequila comes from.
A shot of tequila at the Lost Horse Saloon, in Marfa.
The liquor arrives at a warehouse in El Paso after crossing the Franklin Mountains on the way north.
Barrels line the walls at a distillery near El Arenal, Jalisco.
Aeration, the beginning of the fermentation process.
Blue agave cores, or piñas, about to be loaded into ovens.
A tequilero stirs a pot during fermentation.
An old copper still.
Old fermentation pits (early 1800’s) at Herradura’s tequila museum, on the site of a former distillery in Amatitan, Jalisco.
Above, from top: Master agave harvesters are known
as jimadores; gears drive the mashing equipment; a mature blue agave piña.
A horse plows the agave fields near the highlands
town of Atotonilco El Alto, Jalisco.