New Spirits Brand: G4 Tequila

Jul 26, 2018

The Camarena Family has been making tequila since 1937, crafting some of the world’s best tequilas for generations.

Felipe and his sons have established El Pandillo Distillery as place where they honor their family’s proud tequila tradition and quality standards while innovating for today. The name of the distillery, El Pandillo was the name of Felipe’s grandfather’s favorite bull and the tahona stone you see is the only surviving piece of what would have been their family’s distillery during the Revolution. Felipe uses traditional stone ovens, cooking the agave for 22 hours. However, most stone ovens only cook from the bottom, creating wasted agave and uneven taste. G4’s ovens cook from top and bottom to bring out the pure agave flavor.

Some aficionados have wondered why some of our varieties are lighter in color. The answer is simple, at G4, we never add anything that doesn’t belong in tequila, including caramel color.

In addition to this, when the agave is done, they repurpose the remains and turn it into fertilizer, reducing waste. G4 tequila is distilled using traditional copper stills for the 1st and 2nd distillation. It’s how tequila was traditionally made, and provides a better end result than stainless. From crafting a great blanco tequila, as much as we enjoy drinking it, we put some of our tequila into bourbon barrels to age – creating our Reposado, Añejo and Extra Añejo. When we age our tequila, some of ours will stay in for up to twice as long as required for that category. What comes out after aging is a smoothness and additional character from the barrels.


1½ oz G4 Blanco Tequila
½ oz St Elder Elderflower Liqueur
¼ oz Fresh Lime Juice
3 cucumber slices
5 mint leaves

Combine all liquids into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into Collins glass lined with mint sprig. Top with soda. Garnish with cucumber slices.

2 oz G4 Añejo Tequila
1 oz White Chocolate Liqueur
¼ oz Fresh Lime Juice
3 dashes Mole Bitters
5 raspberries

Combine all liquids into a cocktail shaker with the Mole Bitters and raspberries. Shake all ingredients thoroughly. Strain into small coupe glass. Garnish with raspberries on pick.

½ oz G4 Reposado Tequila
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Agave Nectar
Garnish Grapefruit Wheel

Add ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until blended. Pour into glass. Garnish with grapefruit wheel.

1 oz G4 Extra Añejo Tequila
10 oz Mexican Beer
1 oz tomato juice
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz Hot Sauce

Add ingredients to cocktail shaker and shake until blended. Pour into glass. Use cucumber slices cut on mandolin for garnish at top.

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