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Tequila

Tequila (Spanish pronunciation: [teˈkila] is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands (Los Altos de Jalisco) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

The red volcanic soils in the region of Tequila are well suited to growing the blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year. Agave grows differently depending on the region. Blue agaves grown in the highlands Los Altos region are larger and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the lowlands have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavour. Due to its historical and cultural importance, the region near Tequila was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006, the Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila.

Mexican laws state that tequila can only be produced in the state of Jalisco and limited municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Tequila is recognized as a Mexican designation of origin product in more than 40 countries. It is protected through NAFTA in Canada and the United States, through bilateral agreements with individual countries such as Japan and Israel, and has been a protected designation of origin product in the European Union since 1997.

Aside from its geographical distinction, tequila is differentiated from mezcal in that it is made only from blue agave and the beverages are prepared in different ways. Tequila is commonly served neat in Mexico and as a shot with salt and lime around the world. Tequila can be between 35- and 55-percent alcohol content.

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  • Tequila Tres Ochos Gold

    Tequila Tres Ochos Gold

    After being distilled in small copper stills, Tequila 888 Gold is blended with top-quality caramel to enhance its flavour, giving it its characteristic taste and colour.

  • La Cofradia Blanco

    La Cofradia Blanco

    Satisfying the most demanding palates is one of the missions at La Cofradia. In 1995, it introduced this 100% Agave Tequila which bears the company name. This triple distilled blanco comes from a special reserve. La Cofradia Tequila bottles bear the signature of the distillery owner, Carlos Hernandez Hernandez, which are to be given on special occasions.

     

    With this tequila, we would recommend using Peter Spanton Salted Paloma Grapefruit Soda

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  • La Cofradia Reposado

    La Cofradia Reposado

    La Cofradia Tequila Reposado – Satisfying the most demanding palates is one of the missions of La Cofradia, a company with a long tradition in the industry. This special reserve Reposado Tequila is aged a minimum of six months.

    In 1995, La Cofradia introduced this 100% Agave Tequila which bears the company name. La Cofradia Tequila bottles bear the signature of the distillery owner, Carlos Hernandez Hernandez, which are to be given on special occasions.

    34.00
  • La Cofradia Anejo

    La Cofradia Anejo

    La Cofradia Tequila Añejo – Satisfying the most demanding palates is one of the missions of La Cofradia, a company with a long tradition in the industry. This special reserve Añejo Tequila is aged a minimum of one year.

    In 1995, La Cofradia introduced this 100% Agave Tequila which bears the company name. La Cofradia Tequila bottles bear the signature of the distillery owner, Carlos Hernandez Hernandez, which are to be given on special occasions.

    35.00