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History of Tequila

Tequila has a long and storied history that starts with the Aztec Indians in Central Mexico. They created a fermented beverage from the agave plant that they called “pulque”. When the Spaniards arrived in the 1500s, they discovered pulque and soon developed a taste for it. 

However, they also began to distill the drink to make it stronger. The first distilled tequila was produced in the town of Tecate in 1666. It wasn't until 1758 that tequila was commercially produced in the town of Jalisco. From there, it began to be exported to other parts of Mexico and then to other countries via the Manila trade route. Today, tequila is enjoyed all over the world and is an essential part of Mexican culture. Whether you enjoy it neat, on the rocks, or in a margarita, there's no doubt that tequila has come a long way since its humble beginnings.

How is Tequila Made? 

Tequila is a Mexican spirit made from the fermented juice of the agave plant. The agave, also known as the Maguey, is a member of the lily family and is native to Mexico. The agave takes between eight and twelve years to mature, and it is the only ingredient in tequila. Once the agave is harvested, the plants are stripped of their leaves, revealing the core, or piña. The piñas are then chopped into small pieces and fermented. After fermentation, the liquid is distilled and bottled.


Classifications of Tequila 

Just like any good wine, there are different types of tequila that can be enjoyed depending on the occasion. Whether you're looking for something to sip on while enjoying a nice meal or simply looking to get buzzed, there's tequila out there for you. 

Here's a quick guide to the different types of tequila:

Agave. This type of tequila is made from 100% agave and is typically the most expensive. It's also the smoothest, making it perfect for sipping.

You gotta try El Jimador Blanco Tequila 750ml

Reposado. A step down from agave in terms of price and smoothness, reposado is still a great option for sipping or mixed drinks. It's made from agave that has been aged for at least two months.

Reposado you might wanna get your hands on: 1800 Reposado Tequila Reserve 700ml

Blanco. Also known as "silver" tequila, blanco is the most common type of tequila. It's clear in color and has a potent agave flavor, making it ideal for mixed drinks.

Silver Tequila we’d like you to try: Patron Silver Tequila 700ml

Anejo. Anejo is an aged tequila, typically for at least a year. It's smooth with a complex flavor, making it perfect for sipping neat or on the rocks.

You have to ge a bottle of this Herradura Anejo Tequila 700ml

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