During the Prohibition, a legend was rumored to exist. A father of tequila, a notorious tequilero known for bringing tequila to the US. This legend garnered a simple but well known nickname; “Papi” amongst citizens and fans of his agave beverage. This man, Leonardo Tagle, grew up in the Tampico region of Mexico and eventually started his first tequila factory there. During the prohibition Tagle started to smuggle his blue agave tequila across the texas border into the states. He became such a notorious tequilero, not only amongst patrons at the many speakeasies that now served his tequila but also among the law enforcement trying to stop him. He was such an extremely elusive smuggler he was simply refereed to as “The Blue Ocelot” by those trying so desperately to apprehend him. The reason for the name was simply because of the ocelot pin he wore on his coat and printed on his bottles, the blue for the blue agave he used in his brand of tequila.