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What is Tequila: Types, Categories & Top Brand Names

What is Tequila

Tequila is a Mexican liquor, distilled from the fermented juice of blue-green agave Tequilana Weber. It is known as Maguey or Blue Mezcal in Mexico.

It must come from the area surrounding tequila which is about 65km northwest of Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, and very limited areas in the states of Guanajuato, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.

A quality Tequila is distilled from 100 percent agave, but Mexican law permits it is distillers to mix other sugars, such as corn sugar with agave to a maximum limit of 49 percent during fermentation. Mostly it is bottled at 37 to 40 percent abv.

Types of Tequila

  1. Mixto: This Tequila is distilled from wash obtained from a minimum of 51 percent of agave Tequilana sugar and a maximum of 49 percent of other sugar.
  2. 100 percent agave: This Tequila has 100 percent distillate from agave Tequilana Weber.

Categories of Tequila

  1. Joven abogado
  2. Blanco
  3. Reposado (rested)
  4. Añejo (aged)
  5. Extra añejo (extra aged)
  6. Oro (gold)

Top Brand Names of Tequila

  • Agavero
  • Herradura
  • Montezuma
  • Sauza
  • Cabo webo
  • Jose Cuervo
  • Partida
  • Chinaco
  • Gran Centenario
  • Milagro
  • Patron
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