It’s National Tequila Day
Grab a lime and the salt. It’s National Tequila Day!
National Tequila Day is dedicated to recognizing Tequila, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave plant.
Tequila must contain at least 51% of Blue Agave which is hand selected for harvest and harvested by hand. It takes 8-12 years for the Blue Agave plant to mature enough to make Tequila.
National Tequila Day is a day in which people all over the world get another excuse to have a drink with friends in celebrating the ‘Nectar of the Gods’….Tequila.
And as with the best wines that come from France, the best Tequilas come from Mexico. Real tequila is only produced in 5 regions in Mexico. Tequila is recognized just as any spirit that can only be produced in a certain geographical area like Bordeaux and Congac from France and Bourbon from the U.S.
To celebrate try different categories of tequila:
1) Blanco (white) tequila which is unaged or has been aged for less than two months.
2) Joven (gold) tequila which is unaged silver tequila that is flavored with either caramel coloring or sugar-derived syrups, etc.
3) Resposado tequila which has been aged for a minimum of two months but less than 1 year in oak barrels.
4) Anejo tequila which has been aged for at least 1 year, but less than 3 years in oak barrels.
5) Extra Anejo tequila which has been aged for at least 3 years.