Master Distiller Germán González
Germán González Gorrochotegui, one of the most celebrated working tequileros, was born in Mexico City with strong spirits running through his veins. He is the son of prominent tequilero Guillermo González Diaz Lombardo, who created Chinaco, the first ultra-premium tequila imported into the United States. Fascinated by the family business and eager to follow in his father’s footsteps, Germán chose to pursue a hands-on experience in tequila-making at his family’s distillery.
Germán immersed himself in every element of the tequila-making process, from working the agave fields, to spending time in the laboratory mastering the many intricacies of distillation. Today, Germán is considered to be one of the best living master tequileros by many aficionados and spirit experts.