I know I will be toasting to Nicci Stringfellow, the UK Casa Herradura Brand Ambassador on Mexican Independence Day this Friday. In fact, I might just be proclaiming a Grito de Nicci, not the historic Grito de Dolores, the battle cry of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest who kicked off the entire revolution!
Did you even know that same agave plant that sits on your work desk can produce one of the most popular liquors in the world?
Thanks to Nicci Stringfellow, my shot, lime, salt, days are long gone. Sip and savor have replaced them after she educated me on the marvels of 100% Agave Tequila.
Nicci has worked beside the greats, including the legendary, “King Cocktail” Dale Degroff, the godfather of the contemporary cocktail and author of The Craft of the Cocktail.
In her own right, Nicci has helmed some of the best bars in the world, including LAB & Opium in London, Biervana in Tokyo and Hakkasan in Mumbai. Lucky for Casa Herradura, Nicci’s passion was tequila and she grabbed the chance to represent such a wonderful brand.
“It’s a dream job for me to be able to represent such an amazing tequila. There are few things I like more than Herradura. Not just the liquid, though its honeyed silk is indeed a thing of beauty, but the way of life that it represents; the spirit of the community that its sharing creates.”
Casa Herradura has been producing 100% Agave tequila since 1870, in the same hacienda in Amatitán, Jalisco, the home of tequila in Mexico. You will not be alone in loving the stuff, as over 60,000 visitors stop by each year to visit the distillery.
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