The Battle of Puebla

5 May, 1862 (Cinco de Mayo)

A French infantry unit, part of an occupation force in Mexico, enters the village of Puebla, where they are turned away by a Mexican peasant army assisted by townspeople who threw sticks, stones, pots and pans from surrounding rooftops.

It was considered a major victory for Mexico although the French would later return in strength and defeat the rebellion.

While the French occupation of Mexico lasted less than five years, they discovered the spirits of the agave plant and forged a lasting peace between two cultures whose legacies are blended in each bottle for your enjoyment.

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