In 2015 I was still quite new in the bartending scene and had limited experience in spirits when I started bartending at 400 Rabbits, Nottingham’s first dedicated Tequila & Mezcaleria. I immediately fell in love with the incredible diversity of agave spirits and discovered a whole world of history and traditions.
My passion for the spirit allowed me to progress in the business to the extent that running the bar was not enough anymore. I needed to show the world why Agave spirits are so amazing and why we should all be enjoying them. Another hugely important thing for me is the fact that it is such an honest and humble spirit. There is nothing quite like tasting something which was created through generations of ancestral knowledge. The humble background of the families and their palenques is admirable and I want to do whatever I can to support them.
Unlike any other spirit, the agave category has so many stories to tell and traditions to show, which has driven me to starting Casa Agave.
In Casa Agave’s first year I received my certificate of achievement handed to me by the CRT who govern Tequila and now am on the panels of globally recognised agave spirits competitions such as the IWSC, ISC and World Tequila Awards. I have also been featured in numerous articles including BBC Good Food, The Spirits Business and Drinks International.
Jen, Owner Casa Agave