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We slept in a barrel and drank tequila

By September 9, 2020News
Tequila and family with Master Distiller Carlos Camarena

Matices Hotel de Barricas

This hotel had popped up on our social media timeline forever.  I think we might search for tequila a little too much. Many comments indicated that this was a bucket list place to stay so we decided to book a few nights and take the trip to Jalisco, Mexico. At Matices Hotel de Barricas, they have barrels you can crash in after a day full of tequila drinking.  There are about 30 barrels situated on the property that you can book. These single room barrels are complete with a bed, bathroom, everything you would have in a regular hotel, including a free shot of tequila in your room.

The hotel is situated right in the middle of an agave field and has a distillery on property (La Cofradia) which adds to the ambiance. They offer tours of the distillery, horseback rides through the agave fields and harvesting agave like a jimador. There are two restaurants onsite which offer buffet breakfasts and an underground location that has delicious dining at night. If you want to take a trip to downtown Tequila, it’s a short ride where you can visit other distilleries, eat and shop.

There is an onsite shop with a wide variety of tequila if you want to pick up some bottles to take home. It’s situated right next to a barrel room where you can smell the tequila aging. They even let you try samples before you make a purchase. We took home three bottles for only $45.

We talk more in detail about the entire trip on our  The Tequila Tester podcast. To hear the report which includes a ride on the Herradura Tequila train. Watch or listen below.

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