Jamestown native brings small batch tequila to NY, Chautauqua County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Trianon Tequila is a handcrafted, small batch tequila from the small town of Amatitan, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Trianon is 100 percent Blue Weber Agave and is produced exclusively by a family of third-generation Maestros Tequileros (Master Distillers).

Trianon Tequila came to the United States market by way of GDL Imports, a small importing company co-founded by Jamestown-native Mackenzie Shults and her business partner, and now fiance, Eduardo Ismael Gomez. Shults, daughter of local businessman and entrepreneur, Tim Shults, brings her background in operations and organizational behavior, while Gomez brings over a decade of experience in the restaurant, wine, and spirits industry. Teaming up with Shults’ father and former spirits executives, they acquired the trademark for the United States in 2012 and have since secured distribution for the new brand in Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, and most recently New York.

Trianon Tequila focuses on consumer education, teaching people about tequila as a premium spirit.

Gomez said, “Most people in the United States associate tequila with a negative drinking experience. The truth is that good, premium tequilas are in the same class of spirits as your favorite bourbon or cognac. Trianon Tequila is meant to be sipped and enjoyed.”

The brand preserves traditional tequila production techniques, delivering the true taste of tequila, while maintaining a socially responsible supply chain by working with local families and artisans throughout Jalisco.

The 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – comprised of one of the world’s most prestigious panels – recently made Trianon Tequila the most highly awarded tequila at their annual competition. Double Gold medals for taste were awarded to Trianon Blanco and Reposado, while the Anejo earned a Gold Medal. The Triple Bottle, a unique hand-crafted bottle that features each expression in three stackable 375 milliliter bottles, earned its second Best-in-Class for package design.

Trianon Tequila will be featured throughout this holiday week for the following events:

In-Store Tasting on Thursday at Evans Liquors on Fairmount in Lakewood from 3-5 p.m.

In-Store Tasting on Saturday at Bag & String Wine Merchants on Chautauqua Avenue in Lakewood from 2-4 p.m.

Trianon Rub & Tasting Event on Saturday at The Italian Fisherman in Bemus Point from 6-8 p.m.

For more information, contact Mackenzie Shults, operations and development manager, GDL Imports/Trianon Tequila, at (716)450-2589 or mackenzie@gdlimports.com.