Butterfly Cannon Tequila
The Butterfly Cannon Tequila Conservation Mission
"We have plans to help preserve the natural wonder of the butterfly migration and rather than creating another celebrity brand, we wanted to produce an authentic, sustainably-produced Tequila with real heritage. We will be making contributions to special projects including The Monarch Butterfly Fund that aim to preserve the natural habitat of butterflies in North America and Mexico, for generations to come.”
- Elwyn Gladstone, founder of Butterfly Cannon Tequila
The Butterfly Cannon Name
The name Butterfly Cannon comes from the impressive annual migration of monarch butterflies to Mexico, pictured in the slideshow above. According to monarchconservation.org, "each fall the monarch butterfly travels thousands of miles to spend the winter in the forests on 12 mountaintops in central Mexico." Not only that, but the monarch butterfly migration is considered "the most spectacular two-way migration carried out by an insect." The Butterfly Cannon Tequila brand is named for a beautiful feat of butterfly performance, perhaps in hopes that their tequila inspires its consumers to take flight and accomplish.
Unfortunately, while the monarchs keep migrating, much of their destination in Mexico is being destroyed, due to different factors such as "intensive and often illegal farming." The forests the butterflies migrate towards "provide unique microclimatic conditions," conditions that are the reason monarchs make it through the winter months. As these forests are destroyed and degraded in various ways, the monarch butterfly winter population in Mexico is diminishing. The Butterfly Cannon Tequila brand donates regularly to the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, in order to help "conserve the magic of the monarch migration" with whom it shares its name.
The Butterfly Cannon Tequila Itself
Butterfly Cannon is a super premium, 100% agave 80 proof tequila brand designed for mixology, with three bottles on the market. The process for each bottle starts off the same; 7-8 year old agave "is harvested by hand and baked in traditional steam ovens before being mashed, fermented and distilled." Due to the color and properties of the Butterfly Cannon Tequila bottles, they create beautifully colored cocktails that are fun to make, sip, and serve, while also maintaining super premium quality.
The Butterfly Cannon Blue Tequila
The Butterfly Cannon Rosa Tequila
A similar shape and design as the Blue bottle, the Butterfly Cannon Rosa Tequila is another silver tequila, but this one is a stunning clear light pink. Aromas consist of pink grapefruit skin, agave, and fresh citrus blossom, and the finish is again long, refreshing, and with a bit of pulpy flavor.
Where to Buy Butterfly Cannon Tequila Online in the US
Tipxy.com, known as the best place to buy craft spirits online, ships the Blue and Rosa Butterfly Cannon Tequila bottles to almost all states in the US, with free shipping on orders $99 or above.
Both the Butterfly Cannon Blue Tequila and Rosa Tequila can be found here for just $39.99 at Tipxy.com.
Featured Butterfly Cannon Cocktail Recipe: Paloma Violeta