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1

What is tequila made from

Weber blue agave

2

Is tequila regulated?

Yes by crt

Tequila regulatory council

3

Tequila valley

Jalisco

Where 98% of tequila is made

4

Can tequila be made anywhere?

No. It’s made in Mexico only in certain regions

Jalisco - tequila valley
Tamaulipas
Guanajuato
Nayarit
Michocàn

5

What happens to agave plant when harvested

It dies

6

How long does An agave plant take to mature

6-12 years

7

Who monitors agave plants

Jimadores

8

Process of tequila making

After harvested pinas are roasted
Cooled
Milled - to separate aguamiel from fibers
Juice is Fermented
Distilled at least twice
Water added to produce tequila
If aged - almost always in oak barrels

9

100% agave tequila

Made with just agave and water

10

Mixed tequila

Made with at least 51% agave and the rest is mixed with can sugar and tequila made from other kinds of agave

11

How many classes of tequila

5

12

Blanco or plata

Bottled after 2nd distillation aged 0-60 days in oak or stainless steel

13

Reposado

Aged for at least 2 months and up to 1 year

14

Anejo

Aged for at least 1 year and up to 3 years

15

Extra anejo

Aged for more than 3 years

16

Joven or gold

Mixes containing additives.

17

Name 5 classes of tequila

Blanco or plata
Reposado
Anejo
Extra anejo
Joven or gold