Tequila 101 2017-07-31T12:30:24+00:00

What is Tequila?

Tequila is made from the Blue Agave plant. Tequila can only be produced in 5 states in Mexico: Jalisco, Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. There is a Tequila Regulatory Council that supervises the Tequila production to ensure it is true Tequila. In order to be considered Tequila it must be produced in one of the 5 states and it must be 100% Blue Agave. A mixto is not true tequila. A mixto is often half sugar and half blue agave. An example of a mixto is Cuervo Gold.There are 4 categories of Tequila. Blanco, Reposado, Añejo and Extra Añejo.

 

Blanco is clear and unaged. Reposado is golden in color and aged 2 months to 1 year in wooden oak barrels. Añejo is aged 1-3 years in wooden oak barrels and Extra Añejo is aged 3 or more years.

 

el Azteca serves 100% Blue Agave Tequila at our bar. We are proud to carry more than 150 tequilas. Our well tequila is el Jimador Reposado. Try it today!