Tequila

Produced in Mexico, derived from the Agave plant, the best-known subtype being the Tequiliana Weber Blue, one of the hundreds of varieties of the agave plant, a member of the lily family. Tequila comes in two main categories Mixto and 100% Agave. Mixto is at least 51% agave with other sugars added to the agave during fermentation, usually from cane. As the name indicates 100% Agave tequila is made only from agave. There are four categories of aging of tequila: Blanco or silver is bottled after resting in stainless tanks for up to sixty days. Reposado is rested but in any sized wood container for sixty days to a year, and añejo is aged a minimum of one year in small oak barrels. Extra Añejo is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of three years. Gold tequila is typically colored with caramel, but not aged.

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