El tequila de los muertos - DISEVIL

The tequila of the dead

The Day of the Dead is the most representative holiday of Mexican culture, so much so that UNESCO first declared it in 2003 as a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" and later in 2008 granted it the recognition of "Heritage Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity".

Traditions

In the celebration of the Day of the Dead, tribute is paid to the memory of the deceased. It is customary, as in Spain on All Saints' Day, for families to visit the graves to clean them and make offerings with colorful bouquets of roses, sunflowers and mainly the marigold flower since it is believed to guide the souls of the dead. It is for this reason that it is a tradition to make paths with marigold flowers, from the main path to the altar of the house, to guide the souls to the altars.

The Cempasúchil flower is a type of Moorish carnation native to Mexico, its name comes from the Nahuatl “Cempohualxochitl” which means “twenty flowers” ​​or “several flowers”.

Another very characteristic custom of this festival is to prepare an altar at home on which offerings are placed in honor of the deceased, thus evoking their preferences in life, such as plates of food, bread of the dead (a sweet typical of this festival), glasses of water, cigarettes and even toys for children's souls. All of this is placed next to the portrait of the deceased whose soul is believed to visit the family on November 2 if it is an adult, or on November 1 if it is the soul of a child.

Also typical of these festivals are the so-called Calaveras de Dulce . They are skulls made of sugar, also of chocolate, that have the name of the deceased written on them, they are placed on the altar and on the holiday they are consumed by relatives or friends.

KAH, the Day of the Dead tequila

KAH tequila was conceived to pay homage and honor Mexico and its people. In fact "Kah" in the language of the Mayans means people . The shape of its bottle is inspired by the famous candy skulls and each bottle is made by hand, becoming a unique work of art since no bottle is the same.

KAH tequila has been praised by various tequila connoisseurs and confirmed by numerous international awards. Its manufacture is carried out in the "Fábrica de Tequilas Finos". The distillery is located in the city of Tequila , Jalisco, which was named Pueblo Mágico by the government of Mexico and its landscape declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. It is a very modern distillery created in 1999, combining the latest technology and traditional know-how to produce only 100% Agave tequilas of the highest quality.

Currently three types of KAH tequila are manufactured, white, reposado and añejo.

  • KAH Blanco has a sweet flavor at the beginning that quickly turns into a peppery spiciness. Its aftertaste is silky, leaving a spicy trail on the palate.
  • The KAH Reposado matures for 10 months in American oak barrels that give it aromas of vanilla and caramel, complementing the intense flavor of the agave. Its agave flavor is powerful and full-bodied.
  • The KAH Añejo ages for two years in American oak barrels that add notes of chocolate, tobacco and coffee to the intense agave flavor.

KAH, our tribute

At DISEVIL we wanted to pay tribute to the culture of Mexico and tequila with the PACK KAH. A unique packaging in a wooden box that positions the skull suspended inside the box and surrounds it with flowers inside as a small tribute to typical Mexican altars. Like the KAH bottles, each box is made individually and ends up being a unique piece. Only available in KAH Blanco and KAH Añejo.

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