The Difference Between Tequila and Blue Agave Spirits
Did you know….there are six different blue agave spirits produced in Mexico? Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol, Raicilla, Bacanora, and Comiteca. The only two that exported in great numbers to the U.S. are Tequila and Mezcal; the others remain mostly a local treat. At least so far… Tequila is just one of many agave spirits that is native to Mexico. Few people think to ask how a single drink, from a single region, made from a local plant came to represent the thought of an entire country… that is, until they start discovering Mexico’s other spirits.
The History, Flavors and Etiquette Behind the Spirit.
What is Tequila?
A complex, sophisticated and misunderstood spirit… Its Made from the distillation of 100% Agave, or rather a very speciﬁc species of agave called Agave Tequilana – Weber Blue Variety. This particular agave plant requires between 8 and 12 years to develop before it is ready to be harvested, which generates a multifaceted raw material with many characteristics. Because it is produced from this mature agave, tequila possesses a ﬂavor proﬁle that is more intricate than any other spirit in the world. Continue reading