Capetonian Sarah Kennan is the creator of South Africa's home grown version of tequila, La Leona.
La Leona is a local, high quality spirit brand made using 100% Karoo-grown Agave plants, Kennan explains.
La Leona means lioness in Spanish, and it seems the 28-year old is roaring to take over the local tequila market with her pure agave spirit made in the mescal tradition.
I am making 100% agave spirit in the exact same fashion as tequila and mescal are made in Mexico. To my knowledge I'm the only one in the country using the exact method.— Sarah Kennan, Founder of La Leona
She went all the way to Mexico to learn from the very best distillers before creating her own spirits.
I went to the mecca of Tequila. Each distillery has their own unique way of making Tequila. It was inspiring and I was lucky enough to learn from the masters.— Sarah Kennan, Founder of La Leona
La Leona is my own little unique story.— Sarah Kennan, Founder of La Leona
She says that every bottle of is uniquely hand-crafted and describes the process entailed in the production.
Kennan explains that La Leona comes in different variations and advises the best ways to enjoy it - slowly savoured being number one.
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Local 100% Agave spirits, La Leona, inspired by Mexico but made in SA