About Us

Los Hermanos 1978 Tequila was born from William and Donta’s love of the agave-based spirit. The name, Los Hermanos, translates to “the brothers” in English, and 1978 is the year we became brothers. As experienced tequila drinkers, we wanted to create a signature tequila taste that could express our brotherly love and passion for tequila to the world. Our journey led us from Baltimore, MD, to the small town of Tequila, Mexico, where we found one of the best Master Distillers.

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The Process

Harvesting: The process starts with selecting quality agave tequilana (commonly referred to as Blue agave) that has reached its maturity, which takes between 6 and 14 years. We require that the raw sugar content of the freshly cut agave contain at least 21 degrees, Brix. We prefer and seek agave with 23 – 28 Brix sugar content. Degrees Brix (symbol °Bx) is the sugar content of an aqueous solution. Also, and quite importantly, we require our agave piñas to be trimmed very close to the heart, leaving almost a white appearance with very little green leafy exposure.  This helps eliminate the oily/waxy taste and texture and lends to a cleaner fermentation/distillation process and final flavor.

Cooking: Next, the agave/piña ‘hearts’ are slowly steam-roasted in centuries-old traditional thick stone walled brick ovens (hornos) for 36 – 54 hours.  This traditional art of ‘slow cooking’ in brick ovens prevents the cooked agave from caramelizing while softening the fibers and transforming the carbohydrates into fermentable sugars.  These ovens also help retain the sweet natural mellow flavors of the carefully grown agave.

Shredding: The sugar is extracted from the cooked agave via a shredding machine, known as a ‘Molino or mill.  As the agave fibers pass through the milling heads, the agave is squeezed, releasing the sugar-concentrated sweet juice.  All the while, the fibers/juice are being washed with de-ionized/reverse osmosis treated water. 

Fermentation: Many mass-produced tequilas are fermented for only 10 – 12 hours.  However, our fermentation process, on average, requires 48- 60 hours of fermentation.  The slower fermentation process results in a more full-bodied tequila flavor.

We distill the fermented beer twice using alembic stills commonly known as ‘pot stills.’  A slow distillation process is utilized (approximately 5 hours per 5000-liter pot). The first distillation separates and concentrates alcohol from the fermented beer.  The resulting alcohol content is approximately 25% alc/vol.  The first distillation creates what is known as ‘ordinary’ tequila. The second distillation enriches the alcohol content to approximately 40% alc/vol, which is the final product. 

Aging: The Reposado is then aged for 8 months in White Oak Bourbon Barrels. This gives the normally clear tequila its amber color and depth of flavor.

 

Our Tequilas

Blanco: Distilled twice for an exceptionally clean and smooth finish. Perfect for sipping or your favorite cocktails.

Tasting Notes: Notes of bright citrus with a smooth, fresh finish.

Reposado: Distilled twice and aged for 8 months in White Oak Bourbon Barrels. This gives the normally clear tequila its amber color and depth of flavor. This tequila is remarkably smooth and perfect for sipping.

Tasting Notes: Notes of oak, caramel, and vanilla with a smooth, rich finish.

MEDIA

Fresh Summer Recipes

Vida Y Mar

Ingredients:

-2 oz Los Hermanos 1978 Blanco Tequila
-1.5 oz Coconut Cream
-1.5 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
-0.5 oz Fresh Lime

Cali Shandy

Ingredients:


-2 oz Los Hermanos 1978 Blacno Tequila

-1 oz Watermelon Jalapeño Syrup
– .75 oz Fresh Lime
-Top with Your Favorite Summer Beer

Luchador’s Jam

Ingredients:


-2 oz Los Hermanos 1978 Blacno Tequila
-1 oz Raspberry Preservatives
-.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
-5-7 Sprigs of Fresh Cilantro

Recipes

Texas Margarita

Ingredients:


Margarita salt

1 oz fresh lime juice, plus a lime wedge for the rim

1 oz fresh orange juice

2 oz Los Hermanos blanco tequila

1 oz triple sec
Directions


Step 1

Pour salt into a saucer. Moisten the rim of a highball glass with a lime wedge. Dip glass into salt and fill with ice; set aside.

Step 2

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, triple sec, orange juice, and lime juice; shake to combine and strain into prepared glass. Serve.

Prickly Pear Margarita

Ingredients:


2 fluid oz Los Hermanos blanco tequila

2 fluid oz sweet and sour mix

1 fluid oz triple sec

1 fluid oz lime juice

1 fluid oz Monin prickly pear syrup
Directions

Step 1

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; pour tequila, sweet and sour mix, triple sec, lime juice, and pear syrup over ice. Cover shaker and shake drink; strain into prepared glass. Enjoy!

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Where to find us

D.C.

Chat’s Liquor on Capitol Hill
503 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Maryland

Eutaw Market
290 Wilson St
Baltimore, MD 21217

Foundry Row Wine & Spirits

10120 Reisterstown Rd
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Delaware
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