Experience Tequila launched in December, 2008. To commemorate our fifth anniversary, we asked friends and colleagues for their comments or reflections on our first five years. We will post the comments over the course of several months.
It’s entirely appropriate that our first comment comes from Dori Bryant, founder of the Spirits of Mexico festival. Dori is a trailblazing leader in the US agave spirits world, with a career in distilled spirits going back many years (don’t worry, Dori, no numbers!). Dori has been a mentor, role model, cherished friend and was one of our first supporters.
“While Experience Tequila is a company which I hold in the highest regard, it’s the person behind the company who is on my personal and professional pedestal. Integrity, passion, patience and dedication are words which only begin to describe Clayton Szczech. His knowledge of the industry and the extra special care and attention that Clayton imparts to all he meets combine for one elegant package — be it his tours, his work ethic or his seminars. I have had the pleasure of attending a few of Clayton’s seminars–he’s well-versed, he educates, captivates and involves his audience. It has been our pleasure to have had Clayton associated with us at The Spirits of Mexico these past two years. Congratulations Clayton and Experience Tequila. Happy Fifth! Here’s to the next 5!”