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Tequila

Tequila is a Blue Agave-based spirit made primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 kilometres (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Tequila is usually bottled in one of five categories:

  • Blanco ("white") or plata ("silver"): white spirit, un-aged and bottled or stored immediately after distillation, or aged less than two months in stainless steel or neutral oak barrels;

  • oro ("gold"): is silver tequila with caramel or food coloring added. Examples are Jose Cuervo Gold or Sauza Gold

  • Reposado ("rested"): aged a minimum of two months, but less than a year in oak barrels;

  • Añejo ("aged" or "vintage"): aged a minimum of one year, but less than three years in oak barrels;

  • Extra Añejo ("extra aged" or "ultra aged"): aged a minimum of three years in oak barrels. This category was established in March 2006. 

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