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Types of Tequila

All tequilas are made from a tall cactus-like plant called blue agave grown in the state of Jalisco, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Mayarit or Tamaulipas. The bottle of tequila should identify the origin and the age. Tequilas produced from 100% blue agave must be bottled in Mexico. Mixed "mixto" tequilas are made from at least 51% blue agave sugar. They can be bottled outside Mexico.

Blanco (or silver)
Also known as white or silver tequila, it is unaged, less than 30 days old. The taste is crisp and dry.

Gold
Similar to blanco but cane sugar or caramel makes the spirit gold in color. It is also unaged and mixto. Gold tequilas are popular in the United States. The taste is less intense than 100% blue agave tequilas.

Reposado
Reposado means "rested". It is produced from 100% blue agave in small batches, and aged in barrels for more than 2 months up to 11 months. If aged for more than 12 months, tequila is classified as anejo. Aging process creates smooth and complex flavors. Reposado tequilas are the best-selling tequilas in Mexico.

Anejo
Anejo means "old". It is aged in oak barrels for at least one year. It has a golden amber color and gives a soft smooth and complex flavor.

Flavored Tequila
Fruity flavored tequila contains the same amount of alcohol as original tequila, but for many, they would taste less harsh. United States is the main export market for flavored tequilas. Many are bottled in the United States.

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