No other drink is surrounded by as many stories, myths, legends and lore as tequila and its companion, mezcal. They transcend simple definition by reaching into the heart of Mexico past & present.
Tequila is a spirit distilled from the blue agave plant – made primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands of the western Mexican state of Jalisco.
Blanco or Plata (White or Silver)
or “unaged tequila”. This is tequila straight out of the still.
Joven or Oro (Gold)
often called “mixto”, meaning it is a mixture of agave and other sugars
or “rested” tequila. Reposado tequilas have been aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two months.
or “aged” tequila. Aged a minimum of 12 months in oak barrels. The extra time and contact with wood adds a stronger oak flavor to the tequila, and deepens its color.