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tequila
  • 1. Most tequila is not 100% agave
  • 2. Tequila is made of the blue agave plant (and eagle's tears)
  • 3. Blue Agave is not a cactus as rumored
  • 4. If there's a worm involved, its poor quality, also kind of gross
  • 5. Tequila is North America's 1st indigenous distilled spirit
  • 6. An agave plant takes 8-12 years to reach maturity
  • 7. 38%-40%: The alcohol content of most tequilas
PLATA (Silver)
  • Clear and ungaged - this one bites back.
  • No time like the present right? Platas are bottled straight from the distillation process.
  • These are the most common, but no less special.
ORO (Gold)
  • These are added ingredients (gasp!) like caramel coloring or oak tree extracts.
  • Often chosen for making margaritas or other tequila delights.
  • Generally NOT made from 100% agave. Still does the trick though.
REPOSADO (Rested)
  • This is a "Plata" that has been aged in a wooden barrel for AT LEAST TWO MONTHS and UP TO ONE YEAR.
  • The tequila gets darker every month it is aged (appearance-wise, not emotionally).
  • Aging mellows the alchohol bite.
ANEJO (Vintage or Extra Aged)
  • These have added ingredients (gasp!) like caramel coloring or oak tree extracts.
  • Often chosen for making margaritas or other tequila delights.
  • Generally NOT made from 100% agave. Still does the trick though.
EXTRA ANEJO (Extra Extra Aged)
  • Extra Anejo = Extra $$$
  • A masterpiece like this takes patience. 3 years of patience to be exact.
  • The extended aging makes this tequila almost a mahogany color.
  • If this tequila were a person, no one would think twice about it wearing a silk robe to a party.
  • After aging, the alchohol is dilluted by adding water(for your safety).
Tequila is made in town of ... Tequila. Easy enough.

Not just anyone can make tequila. Its only tequila if it's
produced in the state of Jalisco amd limited regions in the
states of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.

The city lies next to a dormant volcano. The blue agave plant
grows in the volcanic soil of this region. So essentially,
Agave + Volcanoes = Tequila.
tequila
  • 1. Most tequila is not 100% agave
  • 2. Tequila is made of the blue agave plant (and eagle's tears)
  • 3. Blue Agave is not a cactus as rumored
  • 4. If there's a worm involved, its poor quality, also kind of gross
  • 5. Tequila is North America's 1st indigenous distilled spirit
  • 6. An agave plant takes 8-12 years to reach maturity
  • 7. 38%-40%: The alcohol content of most tequilas
PLATA (Silver)
  • Clear and ungaged - this one bites back.
  • No time like the present right? Platas are bottled straight from the distillation process.
  • These are the most common, but no less special.
ORO (Gold)
  • These are added ingredients (gasp!) like caramel coloring or oak tree extracts.
  • Often chosen for making margaritas or other tequila delights.
  • Generally NOT made from 100% agave. Still does the trick though.
REPOSADO (Rested)
  • This is a "Plata" that has been aged in a wooden barrel for AT LEAST TWO MONTHS and UP TO ONE YEAR.
  • The tequila gets darker every month it is aged (appearance-wise, not emotionally).
  • Aging mellows the alchohol bite.
ANEJO (Vintage or Extra Aged)
  • These have added ingredients (gasp!) like caramel coloring or oak tree extracts.
  • Often chosen for making margaritas or other tequila delights.
  • Generally NOT made from 100% agave. Still does the trick though.
EXTRA ANEJO (Extra Extra Aged)
  • Extra Anejo = Extra $$$
  • A masterpiece like this takes patience. 3 years of patience to be exact.
  • The extended aging makes this tequila almost a mahogany color.
  • If this tequila were a person, no one would think twice about it wearing a silk robe to a party.
  • After aging, the alchohol is dilluted by adding water(for your safety).
Tequila is made in town of ... Tequila. Easy enough.

Not just anyone can make tequila. Its only tequila if it's produced in the state of Jalisco amd limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.

The city lies next to a dormant volcano. The blue agave plant grows in the volcanic soil of this region. So essentially, Agave + Volcanoes = Tequila.