What is tequila?
Tequila is a distilled spirit made from the fermented juices of a blue agave plant, produced only in designated areas in Mexico.
The taste of tequila will vary, and is influenced on where the agave plant was grown along with the type of tequila that is being consumed, essentially meaning how long it has been aged.
There are three main types of tequilas:
Blanco (silver) tequila
No ageing period, offers a more unadulterated flavour from the agave.
Aged for a minimum of two months in barrel.
Aaged for at least a year in barrel, providing a stronger more powerful flavour.
What is mezcal?
Similar to tequila, mezcal is a distilled spirit made from an agave plant in 8 regions in Mexico. The difference between mezcal and tequila is the type of agave used. Tequila requires the specific blue agave plant, whereas mezcal can be made from a variety of different agave plants. The two are seperate products with distinctive flavours, different requirements and production processes.
Mezcal is most commonly known for its powerful smoky taste.
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