10 Best tequila of 2020

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

No products found.

[wwp_vc_breadcrumbs_dynamic show_home=”1″ show_parent=”1″ show_child=”1″ theme=”0″]

No products found.

Tequila Guide

Tequila is an agave fire from Mexico, with the spirit MezcalIs related. Among the mezcals is the tequila the most famous variety. He is won from the heart of the blue agave, which is in the city tequila is located in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The locals call this heart „the house of the moon“. In the Indian language Nahuatl this means mezcal. The alcohol content in the tequila is between 38 and 40 percent. However, some tequilas can also have an alcohol content of up to 50 percent.

There are basically two qualities tequila by the regulator Consejo Regulador del tequila distinguished:

1. In Mixto tequila, at least 51 percent of the sugar is derived from the blue agave to produce the alcohol. The remaining sugar may have a different origin. As a rule cane sugar is used for this purpose. The bottling and use of Mixto Tequila may take place in tanks or bottles. Alcohol content is around 55% by volume when shipped in tanks. The bottler reduces it to drinking strength with water.

2. The Tequila 100 percent Agave Azul is especially high quality. The bottling and dispatch takes place without exception in bottles. Especially with the ripened tequilas like reposado and añejo, it is only allowed under the supervision of the Consejo Regulador del Tequila to open the barrels and bottle the tequila.

The ripening tequila is divided into 5 groups:

1. Silver / Blanco

It is clear, transparent tequila, which is bottled immediately after distillation.

2. Gold / Joven or oro

Tequila is made from white tequila and highly matured tequilas. In addition, this variety can be supplemented with up to one percent of its weight with natural oak extracts, sugar caramel, sugar syrup or glycerin. So it tastes even riper and softer.

3. Aged / reposado

This tequila must rest for at least two months in oak containers.

4. Extra aged, añejo

This is tequila that has been stored in oak containers for at least one year but less than three years. The containers must not exceed a size of 600 liters. In addition, the alcohol content of the producer must be regulated with water.

5. Ultra aged, extra añejo

This tequila matures in oak containers for at least three years. This category has been available since March 2006.

The taste of tequila depends crucially on the individual degree of maturity.

Tequila production

It takes about eight to nine years until an agave can be harvested to extract tequila. The heart of the Weber Agave is cooked under steam at 60 or 85 degrees Celsius for 24 to 36 hours. Large manufacturers use special pressure vessels that run on hot steam. In it, the agaves store between 8 and 14 hours. The conversion of sugar into simple sugars takes place. After cooking, the agaves have to cool for 36 to 48 hours according to tradition and are then crushed. When irradiated with water, sugar and juice dissolve out of the plants, which are finally squeezed out. After this process, the decision is made whether a 100 percent tequila should be used. For this, most or syrupfilled without further additives in large tanks.

Historical to tequila

The city of Tequila on the Mexican Pacific coast gave the drink its name. It can be assumed that Spaniards produced the first tequila in the 16th century. Many locals already chewed the heart of the blue agave because of its sweet taste. One suspects that the Spaniards therefore began at some point to burn a distillate. The production was banned by the Spanish colonial government, but went on for a long time in secret. With the introduction of a tax, manufacturing was officially allowed again in the 17th century. As it became increasingly difficult to import alcohol from Spain after Mexico’s independence in 1821, the local tequila manufacturers expanded their production and were able to sell the drink to Mexico City. The producers became more and more powerful and influential. During World War II, tequila expanded to North America.

The caterpillar in tequila

Tequila bottles often contain a caterpillar. It is not, as is often claimed, a worm. The butterfly caterpillar is often given in bottles of mezcal tequila varieties to highlight its excellent quality. This has the following reason: If it comes to the preservation of the caterpillar in mezcal, this is of high quality and you can drink it without hesitation. However, if the caterpillar dissolves, this is a bad sign and the mezcal should not be drunk.

[relatedYouTubeVideos relation=”keywords” terms=”tequila” max=”1″]

*Last update on 2020-11-04 / Affiliate links(we get a commission when you buy on amazon) / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API