Tequila comes from the heart of the agave plant. It is made from distilling fermented blue agave juice; and for it to be called tequila it must come from one of the 5 tequila producing states in Mexico (Jalisco, Michoacan, Guanajuato, Nayarit and Tamaulipas.)
Vegetal, earthy with semi-sweet and spicy tones.
Types of Tequila:
Silver– Also known as blanco, white or platinum; sliver tequila ages for just a few weeks in glass bottles or steel tanks.
Gold– Distilleries add sugars and caramel before distilling to create a gold tequila. Sometimes gold tequilas are a blend of silver and aged tequila to create the gold spirit.
Resposado– Means ‘aged’ in Spanish. These are aged tequilas, which will age for 2 to 12 months.
Añejo– Means ‘vintage’ in Spanish. Its darker color and smooth flavor come from a minimum of a 1-year aging process. An añejo will become an extra añejo once its aged for more than 3-years.
Tequila Smash Recipe