NAn important and celebrated year in Mexican History, 1810 represents the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence against Spain. The chief instigator of this rebellion was Miguel Hidalgo, a parish priest in Dolores, Guanajato. His revolutionary plans came to a head on the night of September 15th, 1810 when after summoning the people with the church bells, Hidalgo delivered the famous "Grito de Dolores" from the belfry of the parish to the growing crowd below. United with a mutual discontent of Spanish domination the people were inspired by Hidalgos cry, "Long live the Virgin of Guadalupe and Death to the Spaniards". The following day of September 16th the enthusiastic and angry mob marched on the regional capital in Guanajuato officially starting the rebellion that lasted 11 years. September 16th is the date now celebrated as Mexico Independence Day.
The silhouetted, graphic image on bottles of Tequila 1810 is that of "El Angel de la Independencia" ("The Angel of Independence"), one of Mexico City's most recognizable landmarks. This grand monument was built in 1910 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican War of Independence.OM 1113