What Is Tequila?

Two things make tequila, tequila. First, where it's made. And, secondly, what it's made from. Only products made in the Mexican state of Jalisco and in small areas of four other states - Nayarit, Guanajuato, Michoacan and Tamaulipas - can be legally called tequila. And only the product distilled from Blue Weber Agave can use [...]

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What is Oro/Joven Tequila?

Oro/Joven Tequila: Think of "gold" tequila as tequila on training wheels. It is the only class of tequila that is allowed to be less than 100% blue agave. Up to 49% of the sugars can be from other sources - usually cane. Coloring and flavors may also be added. Oro tequilas don't have the strong [...]

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What is Blanco/Silver Tequila?

Blanco/Silver Tequila: We're normally taught that gold is better than silver. But when it comes to tequila, the opposite is true. Blanco tequilas are as close to the agave as you can get. Blancos are distilled, bottled and sold. There's no aging. It's straight from the agave to you. And because there's no aging, blancos [...]

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What is Reposado/Rested Tequila?

Reposado/Rested Tequila: Reposado tequila gets its color one of two ways. You can add it (usually as caramel coloring) to make oro or you can age it. Reposado tequilas get their color the hard way: day by day. Reposados are aged in oak barrels for at least two months, but less than one year. During [...]

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