What is Tequila?
To produce tequila, the heart of the blue agave plant, called the piña, is harvested, roasted, and then crushed to extract the juice. The extracted juice is fermented and then distilled to create the spirit. Tequila is known for its distinct flavor profile, which can vary depending on the aging process and the type of tequila. There are several categories of tequila, including: Blanco (or silver): This is clear tequila that is typically unaged or aged for a short period, offering a vibrant and fresh flavor with notes of agave. Reposado: Reposado tequila is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two months but less than a year. It develops a smoother taste and takes on some characteristics from the wood, resulting in a more complex flavor profile. Añejo: Añejo tequila is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of one year but less than three years. It has a rich and smooth character, with pronounced notes of oak and caramel. Extra Añejo: This is the newest category of tequila, introduced in 2006, and it refers to tequilas that are aged for a minimum of three years. Extra Añejo tequilas have a dark amber color and offer deep, complex flavors.Tequila is commonly enjoyed straight, as a sipping spirit, or used as a base in a variety of cocktails such as margaritas, palomas, and tequila sunrises. It has gained popularity worldwide and is appreciated for its unique flavor and cultural significance.