Tequila, the ancient drink that has a promising future.
If we talk about Tequila, we are talking about Mexico, since there is no other distillate that identifies our identity more than Tequila, this drink has a denomination of origin of the same name as the I can where Tequila was created in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. This drink has been produced since the 16th century and has a lot of Spanish influence since this fermented agave after the distillation process is aged in stills that were brought from the old continent in the conquest. Tequila in Nahuatl means “house of the moon” but among the Spanish it was known as “mezcal de tequila wine”
It is important to distinguish tequila from other beverages that are made from agaves such as pulque, lechuguilla, mezcal, etc. Tequila is made only from an agave called Agave Tequilana Weber Azul or commonly called Agave Azul from the agavaceae family. According to the Tequilla Regulatory Council, only tequila from this type of agave can be produced and only in certain states of the Mexican Republic so that they have the designation of origin and the regions where blue agave is grown are Jalisco, Nayarit, Michoacán, Guanajuato and Tamaulipas. That is why it is very important to make sure that you have the description of 100% Blue Agave.
According to the Tequila Regulatory Council there are 5 classes that are White, Young, Rested, Aged or Extra Aged.
The differences between them is that white Tequila is transparent in color that is given through the process of distillation.
The Young Tequila is a class that was created by mixing a white tequila with other tequilas that can be with a reposado, añejo or extra añejo.
Rested Tequila goes for at least two months and up to one year in oak or American oak barrels, and takes on a straw color.
The Aged Tequilla takes at least one to three years in oak or oak barrels and turns a dark yellow color.
The Extra Aged Tequila has been aged for three years and takes on a light brown color. It is not recommended that it be aged more than 7 years because it loses the flavor of the agave and tastes a lot like the wood of the barrel.
A good tequila has to be tasted and that is why there is an expression that has to be taken as "kisses", that means in small sips to appreciate the flavors and nuances.
Tequila in Spain has all the arguments to consolidate itself as one of the spirits par excellence since due to the free trade agreement that exists between Mexico and the European Community (EUR1), Tequila does not pay tariffs and its consumption has been increasing in countries like Germany, Holland, Spain and France where Europe is in second place and the United States is the first consumer.
Everything that revolves around Tequila is magical to the degree in 2006 Unesco declared the landscape of agave crops as a world heritage of humanity for its original beauty, without forgetting that tequila has its international tequila day that It is celebrated every July 24.
Tequila, in addition to being an artisanal distillate, is very atypical and special, because in order for you to make tequila you have to wait for the agave to mature and this process takes 7 to 8 years, after this time the maturation process begins or aging of the different kinds of tequila.
Having your own tequila has transformed the industry into a very lucrative business and at the same time gives a status within the entertainment industry, among international celebrities they have been encouraged to create their own brand we can mention Sammy Hagar with Cabo Wabo, George Clooney and Rande Gerber with Casamigos, Dwayne Johnson with Teremana, Elon Musk with Tesla Tequila, Michael Jordan with Cincoro, Justin Timberlake with Sauza 901, Carlos Santana with Casa Noble, Sean “Diddy” Cumbs with Deleon, Daddy Yankee with El Cartel, Alex González de Mana with Mala Vida, Nick Jonas and John Varvatos with Villa One, Kate del Castillo with Tequila Honor Del Castillo, Salma Hayek with Tequila Herederos, Guillermo Del Toro with Patron special edition, Jenni Rivera with La Gran Señora, Mario Lopez, Oscar de la Hoya and Eric Buccio with Casa Mexico, AC / DC with Thunderstruck, Vince Neil (Motley Crue) with Tatuado, Adam Levine and Sammy Hagar with the first mezquila that is the mixture of tequila and mezcal that it's called Santo.
And for those who believe that tequila is a cheap distillate, the most expensive bottle of tequila that has been sold to date was La Ley del Diamante tequila with a cost of 3,500,000 USD is a ceramic bottle covered by a layer of liquid platinum which has about 4,100 embedded diamonds, more than 17 craftsmen worked and it took about 10 months to make it.