The story of our tequila legacy begins with Don Eduardo Orendain, one of the most experienced and renowned tequila distillers of 1926.
He passed down fundamental elements to his family: his love for the land, his conviction for never giving up on our passion for what we do, and the quality of our tequilas.
Thanks to him and the consolidation of the tequila industry, the name Orendain bore witness to the transcendental events that came to pass in the tequila industry.
Eduardo Orendain Gonzalez, who worked in the industry since he was a child, knew how to transmit the same ideology and passion that Don Eduardo Orendain had instilled in him.
And it was in 1926 with the purchase of a small distillery known as “El Llanito” that he unknowingly continued to uphold the legacy of the Orendain’s. Thanks to his passion, loyalty and commitment to tequila, to Mexico and to Jalisco, he became the founder and first president of what is today The National Chamber of the Tequila Industry.
The quality and traditions of our Gran Orendain brand have been recognized with gold medals since 2014 and again in 2022. Gran Orendain Blanco won the double gold medal, an award given to the best alcoholic beverage of the year, competing with the best whiskeys, cognacs, brandies, and tequilas in the world at the annual Spirts Selection Competition in Brussels.