August 27, 2017

Tequila has been around since the 16th century and is named after the Mexican city of Tequila. Eighty years later around 1600 Don Pedro Sanchez de Tagle the Marquis of Altamira began manufacturing Tequila in the modern day territory of Jalisco. King Carlos IV granted the Cuervo family the first license to commercially make Tequila. His grandson Don Francisco Javier insisted “there cannot be Tequila where there are no Agaves!” His actions resulted in Real Tequila only allowed to come from the Mexican State of Jalisco. A class of Tequila known as extra Anejo or ultra aged had a bottle sell for 225,000 dollars in 2006 by a company called Tequila 925. The bottle was displayed I a platinum and gold display and is the Guinness world record as the most expensive bottle of Tequila ever sold. You may have heard of Mezcal and its worm the only liqueur allowed to be sold with that name. The worm is added as a marketing gimmick and is actual a moth larvae which destroys agave plants. Here are the various classes of Tequila
Blanco also referred to as white or silver aged less than two months in stainless steel barrels.
Joven, or young unaged silver Tequila with caramel coloring, oak extract and glycerin or sugar syrup.
Reposada (rested) aged min of two months but less than a year.
Anejo (aged or vintage) aged one year but less than three in small Oak barrels.
Extra Anejo aged min. of three years in oak barrels.
All Tequilas to be served traditionally should be accompanied by Sangrita a mix of OJ, Tomato juice and hot chilies.
This concludes my basic history of Tequila now take a look at what’s going on in the world crab a bottle and let’s get drunk. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO From Medellin, Colombia and yes they have Tequila down here.

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