Don and Nayana Ferguson of Anteel Tequila smiling

the idea

Founded in 2017, Anteel Tequila was the answer to Nayana Ferguson’s question to her husband, Don: “What would you do if you could do anything in the world?” His answer: “Own a tequila brand, but there’s no way we can do that.” Nayana answered, “Why not?” And thus began their journey.

Five years and over 100+ awards later, Anteel Tequila is a premier tequila offered across the United States. The couple continues to create expressions that gain attention around the world with consumers and industry professionals alike making Anteel Tequila one of the most talked about tequilas in the last decade.

live significantly

The hummingbird

The evening that they first discussed creating a tequila company (also the evening that Don proposed to Nayana), an Antillean Crested Hummingbird hovered nearby, almost as if listening in on their plans.

In Mexican folklore, the hummingbird is a symbol of positive energy, strength, courage, and elegance. Legend has it that if a hummingbird flies around your head, you should not touch it, as it will take your most intimate desires with it and make them real. Therefore, if a hummingbird flies your way, something extraordinary is bound to happen. Others say that when a hummingbird crosses your path, it’s an indicator that you need to live your life to the fullest and slow down to enjoy the little things in life.

Hummingbirds capture the pure essence of life and remind us to be present in the moment. Thus, at Anteel Tequila, this is why we say “live significantly.”

Hummingbird near flowers

Why tequila

Founder nayana is a pancreatic cancer survivor, leading her to be particular about what she puts into her body.

Tequila, being made naturally from the agave plant, means that it’s gluten free, as well as low in carbs, sugars, and calories. Thus, she can drink it without many after effects

According to Don, tequila’s beginnings
are a great illustration of how all great things take time.

Husband Don appreciates the history and spirit behind tequila. The creation of the tequila still remains the same was it was years ago, taking the agave plant six to seven years to mature before the tequila can ever be made.

Sun hat laying in agave friend

in the news

Since Anteel Tequila launched in 2018, the Fergusons haven’t stopped creating varieties and perfecting their tequilas. Still, no matter what idea they dream up, they keep quality as top priority. And it shows … with over 100 awards and counting, Anteel Tequila is one of the top awarded tequilas in the nation.