Meet David Suro of Siembra Azul Tequila

david-suro  Over two days in March, Sydney will be the scene of the biggest ever agave spirits event to be held in the southern hemisphere when Agave Love kicks off. On Sunday the 22nd and Monday the 23rd of March, some of the biggest and most knowledgeable names in agave spirits will be conducting tastings, talks and masterclasses — along with some Agave Love-fuelled parties — at six Sydney venues around Oxford street (Casoni, Low302, Hello Sailor, Shady Pines Saloon and The Winery) and at Mr Moustache in Bondi. One of the great speakers Phil Bayly has lined up for the event is David Suro, who’s been involved in the agave game for decades. Check out the story below, and visit to book tickets.

Name: David Suro-Piñera
Role/job: Suro International Imports 

 Can you tell us a bit about what you do?
As President of Suro International Importers, I build relationships and manage operations in Mexico and in the United States for Siembra Spirits , as well as the production of all of the products in our portfolio. As a restauranteur, I supervise the daily operations of Tequila Restaurant in Philadelphia, a restaurant established in 1986. I promote the depth and diversity of the culture of agave distillates, via the Siembra Azul Foundation as well as the work that has been done with the Tequila Interchange Project. 

 What does a typical day for you involve?
Typical days involve juggling all of the duties related to being the most socially responsible and transparent importer, brand owner, restauranteur I can be. This could mean coordinating shipments and distribution from Philadelphia and working at Tequilas or spending time at the Vieyra Vinata in Pino Bonito Michoacan for bottling. 

What’s your preference, tequila or mezcal (or other)? Why?
I do not limit myself to a brand or category. I believe firmly that agave distillates, as a larger category, is the most versatile in flavor profiles aromas, and textures. 


Could you describe a favourite moment with agave spirit?
My favorite moments are standing where it all begins, in the fields, with the people who are responsible for nurturing these incredible plants. Being guided through the agave field by a master producer in the mountains of Jalisco; looking and learning. That is why I do this work. This is such an exciting time for me; to see the change in the category and the beginnings of recognition and appreciation for the agave distilled spirits culture. I have waited for decades for this to happen. Finally it is here! 

Where do you see the agave spirit industry heading?
I see so much potential for growth, a bigger presence in emerging markets (like Australia), as well as the increase in growth of 100% agave products in Tequila as long as it is done responsibly.

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