The latest discoveries prove the hottest boutique tequila on the market, Voodoo Tiki Tequila (www.voodootiki.com), may reveal more than meets the eye. Tequila has a much longer richer history than anyone could have imagined.
Despite the beauty of the package, at first glance Voodoo Tiki Tequila had many tequila fans wondering what, Voodoo, Tiki and Dragons had to do with tequila. Packaged in hand made Mexican bubble glass, each bottle is deep etched and contains an actual hand blown glass “Voodoo Tiki” idol inside, while their infused products carry trade names like Blue Dragon (Blue Raspberry and Kiwi Infused) and Green Dragon (Lime Infused.)
“For 21 to 55 year olds Voodoo Tiki Tequila was an instant hit, but many tequila old timers thought we were crazy giving our tequila a name that included a nod to the Oriental, Polynesian, and African tequila lore.” Explained Voodoo Tiki President Donna DeCunzo-Taddeo.
The legends had to start somewhere. Obviously the silent tequila waters run much deeper than originally believed. The rivers run quite deep in fact.
In the suburbs of Chengdu, there are two rivers that were excavated in ancient times — Fuhe River and Nanhe River. At the point these two rivers cross stands He Jiang Pavilion, close to which is Shui Jing Street, where an excavation team found remnants of a liquor distillery from the Qing Dynasty, and another from the Ming Dynasty even farther below that. An unusual round object was found at the Qing Dynasty site which archeologists concluded was used to produce tequila in China. The team strikingly found that the old technology is very similar to the new. Further studies show that China had developed mature tequila distilling technology in the late Yuan Dynasty or early Ming Dynasty. There are three types of Chinese tequila — one is very fragrant, the other is only mildly scented and the third is a type of soy-flavored, or infused.
“We don’t have soy sauce tequila”, Joked DeCunzo-Taddeo. “However we do have Prickly Pear (known as Desert Rose), Lime (Green Dragon) and an incredible Blue Raspberry and Kiwi Mix known as Blue Dragon. Our infused tequilas have names with oriental origins in honor of the first known flavor infused tequilas recently discovered in China.”
But the truth about tequila’s rich earlier civilization past didn’t end with China.
Human remains dating back 9,000 years show the early uses of agaves for food and fiber. Although to date, no physical remains record when humans first learned to ferment the sap into an alcoholic drink. Numerous legends and stories continue to irk tequila researchers as they clearly refer to, or make mention of a tequila like beverage fermented in Africa over 1,000 years ago.
Lending further credence to these legends and tequila’s secret past is the well known, accepted and recorded fact that pulque, in the earliest written records, was already an ancient invention.
As time passes and we learn more about our history, clearly more information about tequila’s secret past will come to light. In the meantime, the tequila with the strange name which is based upon Chinese, African, Voodoo and Mexican legends may prove to be not so strange at all.
Collectable, delicious and beautiful, but not strange at all.
To see an animation or read more about the legend behind Voodoo Tiki Tequila visit www.voodootiki.com
About Voodoo Tiki Tequila
Voodoo Tiki Tequila is an Ultra-Premium tequila made from 100% Weber Blue Agave. Careful agave selection and slow fermentation and distillation processes lead to the sweet, “No Burn” like profile that has become the Voodoo Tiki Trademark experience. The company also offers flavor infused tequilas in exciting and innovative flavors such as Blue Raspberry & Kiwi (Voodoo Tiki Blue Dragon), Lime (known as Voodoo Tiki Green Dragon) and Prickly Pear (Voodoo Tiki Desert Rose). Voodoo Tiki Tequilas are sold exclusively in select restaurant, bar, nightclub and off premise locations through the company’s “Select Retailer” program. Retailers that would like to carry Voodoo Tiki Tequilas should call 1-Voodoo-Tiki (1-866-366-8454). Press inquiries should be directed to Press@VoodooTiki.com. Fans visit www.VoodooTiki.com to get your Free Official Voodoo Tiki Tequila TRIBE Dog Tags by mail.directed to Press@VoodooTiki.com. Fans visit www.VoodooTiki.com to get your Free Official Voodoo Tiki Tequila TRIBE Dog Tags by mail.