This is a light gold, sweet smelling tequila with a just a hint of agave. It"s got a sickly sweet taste (goes with the smell I guess) due to the corn syrup that"s most likely lurking in there somewher...there"s a touch of oak too, Everyone"s got a bottle of this somewhere. It"s got to be one of the most famous, and notorious, bottles of drink around. In 1758, José Antonio de Cuervo received a land grant from the King of Spain in the Mexican state of Jalisco. In a small factory on this land his descendant, José Mar?a Guadalupe Cuervo, used the land to build a distillery for tequila production in 1795. The distillery was later named Fabrica La Roje?a. The tequila was exported to the United States for the first time in 1873. In 1900, José Cuervo Labastida decided to brand the tequila as José Cuervo. The company is now owned and run by heirs of the Cuervo family, the Beckmann family.