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From Yucatan, Kuuch and henequen

Yucatan is and has always been a state rich both in history and tradition, well-known for aspects as varied as its unparalleled gastronomy, its fresh architecture and its historical relevance, as well as its exuberant wildlife.

Since ancient times, henequen (Agave fourcroydes), a plant that grows as a rosette of hard, sword-shaped leaves up to 2 meters long, has played an essential role in the history of the Yucatan peninsula.

The fiber of its leaves has been the basic raw material for the production of rope, twine, carpets, hammocks and sosquil, a fiber traditionally used for cleaning and scrubbing.  Since the mid 19th and up until the early 20th centuries, the henequen was the heart of the economy of all of Southeast Mexico. 

The development of plastic and the slump in demand for henequen-based textiles allowed for the henequen distilling industry to flourish and perfect its products, as well as for Casa Kuuch to develop the most traditional beverages with the highest quality standards.