Tequila & More
DID YOU KNOW
Tequila comes in two standards
PURE 100% AGAVE
Tequila that bears the claim 100% Agave is made only using the sugars from the agave plant. This Tequila variety is considered the premium brand and must be certified by the government inspector as 100% pure.
MIXTO 51% AGAVE
Mixto Tequila is produced using a minimum of 51% Agave sugar, along with this is a blend of fructose sugars. If a Tequila bottle does not read 100% Agave, it’s a Mixto Tequila.
TEQUILA IS THEN BROKEN DOWN INTO 3 CATEGORIES DEPENDING ON PRODUCTION METHOD AND AGEING PROCESS, THIS IS WHAT GIVES TEQUILA DIFFERENT COLOURS, FLAVOURS AND AROMAS
Silver Tequila is bottled straight after distillation without any further aging, this Tequila has a clean robust flavour. Silver Tequila is ideal for cocktails, occasionally silver Tequila is labelled and sold as gold after caramel colour and oak essence is added.
Gold Tequila has been aged in wooden barrels for up to a year to produce a smooth deep flavour. The unique flavour and gold colour of this Tequila type will depend on the size and type of wooden barrel used as well as the length of the aging process.
Vintage Tequila has been aged for a minimum of 1 year up to 10 years using wooden barrels. To bear this title the Tequila must be aged in government sealed barrels of a specific size. To add unique flavours some vintage Tequila is aged using barrels previously used for bourbon whiskey.