Off to Mexico for Six Days of Tequila

You'll Tour Distilleries, Eat Tacos and Sleep in a Luxurious Barrel

By Kevin Gray ·

Saying "I love you" is no small thing.

If you're going to say it, you should mean it.

Fortunately, in this case, that's easy.

Because you're saying it to tequila.

Embark upon the Te Amo Tequila Tour, a six-day excursion to tequila country that's flush with fancy hotels, good tacos and one of mother nature's finest beverages. If all that sounds appealing to you, book by September 30 for December 5 departures.

Leading the charge is Jay Schroeder, the author of Understanding Mezcal and the former chief mixologist for Mexican food guru Rick Bayless. His experience and knowledge earned him the nickname "Agave Whisperer," so don't be surprised if you find him having conspiratorial conversations with plants. 

The trip begins in Puerto Vallarta at a five-star resort. Once you're all settled in, you'll eat and drink your way through downtown, focusing on tacos and indigenous drinks. You'll try some tequilas, of course, but also mezcal, raicilla and local craft beers.

Over the next couple days, you will visit distilleries and participate in tequila tastings to learn all about the spirit, from the history to its different expressions. You'll even ride a horse through some agave fields. And, one night, you will sleep in a barrel.

But not just any barrel. We're talking about the Matices Hotel de Barricas, which is the only hotel located on the grounds of a working tequila distillery. The rooms are large, freestanding barrels to give you an extra-immersive experience. 

In case you're not tired of tequila yet.

Kevin Gray

Kevin Gray lives in Texas. He likes whiskey, weekends and hammocks, often at the same time.

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