All About Tequila

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Tequila is one of the most popular exported products from Mexico. This delicious and potent liquor was first created in Tequila, a quaint town located in the state of Jalisco. The town of Tequila can be found at the bottom of the Tequila Volcano. There, fields of blue agave plants are waiting to be made into tequila. If you would like to learn more about tequila when you are in Mexico, you can go on a tequila tasting tour at one of the numerous distilleries. Right now, the Villa Group Resorts have special deals on all-inclusive travel packages to stay in the country’s top tourist destinations. Book your vacation to Mexico with the Villa Group today. In the meantime, continue to read below to learn more about tequila.

Tequila History

Approximately around 1000 BC in Jalisco, the Aztecs started making Pulque, which is an alcoholic beverage that is made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant. This alcoholic drink derived from the agave plant was popular in Mexico way before the Spanish arrived. Pulque looked similar to milk but had a sour taste. Pulque was considered very important in the Aztec culture. They actually worshipped two Gods, which was Mayahuel who was the goddess of maguey, and the second was Patecatl (her husband), the God of pulque. The first documentation of pulque was found in Jalisco on the stone walls and they believe it dates back to 200 A.D.

Spanish Arrive

Later, when the Spanish arrived in the 1500s, they began to make adjustments to the preparation of pulque. The new process was quite similar to the way that tequila is made today. The Spaniards started working with the agave plants and mud to make a liquor that would be like their favorite drink (brandy). Doing this resulted in tequila. Later, the Marquis of Altamira built the first Tequila distillery in the early 1600s in the town of Tequila, Jalisco. The town wasn’t established officially until the year 1666.

Tequila Facts

Tequila is often enjoyed with lime and salt or without it. Tequila are actually mezcals, but are mezcals actually tequilas? No, tequila is created using only blue agave plants, but mezcal can be prepared using a variety of different agave plants. For the alcoholic beverage to be considered an authentic tequila, it must have at least fifty-one percent of the blue agave plant. However, it is preferred that it has one hundred percent, so it will be a high-quality tequila. It takes approximately eight to twelve years for blue agave plants to grow to maturity to be harvested for tequila. Today, there are several different tequila types such as Blanca and Silver Tequila that have sweet citrus, roasted agave, fruit notes, or floral and herbal notes. In addition, Reposado tequila can be aged from two to twelve months in oak barrels, and you will taste a touch of vanilla, caramel, and wood. Añejo tequila will be aged from one to three years.

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