Marco Cedano

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Marco Cedano[1]
Born (1951-05-09) May 9, 1951 (age 67)
OccupationMaster Distiller
Known forTequila Tromba[1]

Marco Cedano (born 9 May 1951) is a Mexican master distiller and tequila entrepreneur.[1] He is known for being the co-inventor of Tequila Tromba.[2]


Just out of school, at age 23, Cedano started working as an engineer in tequila production at Tres Magueyes, a company founded by Don Julio Gonzalez.[1] After working there for 2 years, Cedano quit the job and pursued other engineering jobs in the mining and chemical industries. In 1983, Cedano returned to Don Julio to work as an engineer, where he was subsequently promoted to Master Distiller and Distillery Manager of Tequila.[3] During this time, Cedano was responsible for distilling and operations in the factory.[1][4] In 1999, Cedano left the company after Seagrams purchased it. For next 11 years, he was involved in large-scale projects, which included building the first Agave Nectar factory and the first commercial Mezcal factory.[1]

Tequila Tromba[edit]

In 2010, Cedano founded his first independent brand, Tequila Tromba,[2] in partnership with Canadian Eric Brass and Australians Nick Reid and James Sherry.[1][2][5][6] Cedano works with his son Rodrigo, as well.[7]

The brand is currently selling premium tequilas in Canada[6][8] and Australia,[9][10] with recent expansion into the United States,[5][11] and national distribution throughout Mexico.[12][13][14] At the 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge in the United States, Tequila Tromba scored 93 points in the Blanco, 100%-Agave-Tequilla category, just one point behind the winner, Chairman’s Trophy. Tequilla Tromba was the only independent label named as a finalist.[2][7][15][16] According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Tequila Tromba holds the record for the world’s largest Tequila Tasting.[17]


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  2. ^ a b c d Beppi Crosariol (2 May 2012). "Tequila Tromba, Mexico". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  3. ^ Emmons, Bob (1997). The Book of Tequila : A Complete Guide. Chicago: Open Court. p. x. ISBN 978-0812693515.
  4. ^ Emmons, Bob (1997). The Book of Tequila : A Complete Guide. Chicago: Open Court. p. 129. ISBN 978-0812693515.
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  7. ^ a b "Handcrafted tequila moves to the top shelf". Metro News. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  8. ^ Adam McDowell (17 March 2013). "Canadian tequila? Tromba Tequila says yes". National Post. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  9. ^ Steve Colquhoun (19 March 2013). "Kindred spirits toast their good health". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  10. ^ Sacha Delfosse (7 December 2012). "Australia agrees to protect 'real tequila'". The Shout. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  11. ^ Sarah Parniak (20 March 2014). "Where To Drink Right Now!". Now Toronto. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  12. ^ "How to Make a Tequila Cocktail". GQ. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  13. ^ Annika Priest (17 February 2013). "Melbourne man sets on course to educate on the quality of fine liquor in Fitzroy". Herald Sun. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Tequila Tromba CEO on Success, US Expansion and Entrepreneurial Advice". Notable. 31 March 2014.
  15. ^ "Tequila Tromba, Tromba Journey". Moving Picture. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
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  17. ^ "Largest tequila tasting event". Guinness World Records. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2015.