Do You Know Your Tequila? Here are the 5 Types You Should Care About
No party is complete without tequila, the world’s most popular spirit. It certainly brings an edge to the party. And weird party games only become funnier and better with tequila shots waiting to be consumed. However, the confusion surrounding tequila is great. Tequila is made only in certain parts of Mexico. In fact, according to the laws of Mexico, the production of tequila is limited to the state of Jalisco and a few other municipalities in Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, Nayarit and Michoacan. Anything that is not manufactured here is not tequila.
The confusion doesn’t end here.
There are five types of tequila, however, they can also be classified into two categories. The first one is 100% Blue Agave, which is well, made of 100% of blue agave and will have it boldly mentioned on the label of the bottle. This spirit is strong and made specifically in Mexico. On the other hand, Tequila Mixto contains 51% Blue Agave and 49% sugar. Other ingredients allowed in Tequila Mixto include oak extract flavouring, glycerin and caramel colour. The mixed version can now be bottled in other countries as well.
Now, moving further, tequila has been classified into five types. If you love tequila, it wouldn’t hurt to know some more about the liquor!
The purest form of tequila is also known as Blanco tequila. This is the one which has not been aged in oak and is freshly distilled. In fact, Blanco shows the true skillfulness of the distiller as there are no added ingredients or no oak flavours to hide behind. Blanco has the true flavour of agave! Talk about real tequila.
Extremely rare, but if you look for it hard, you might end up finding Joven tequila. It is simply Blanco mixed with another ingredient. Be it colour, glycerin or another type of tequila, Joven acquires its flavours from different components. You can order for this version of tequila from late night liquor delivery services and get the party going!
Reposado is the golden-hued tequila that is aged in oak barrels for a period of two to twelve months, giving the spirit a perfect balance of taste between Agave and wooden flavours. Usually great to taste when mixed with other liquor like Vodka and gin, this type is perfect for Margaritas. Reposado softens with age and thus works as a great companion to most of your favourite liquor.
Añejo tequila is aged in oak for one to three years and is widely recognized for its burst of flavours. Not only does it include the true flavours of agave, but combines a rich vanilla taste with floral aromas to make a great drink. Comes in shades of Amber, Añejo is extremely smooth.
Extra Añejo Tequila
Any tequila that is aged for more than 3 years is termed as Extra Añejo tequila. Ideal for true tequila aficionados, the spirits are aged in oak barrels thus acquiring a dark Mahogany color. Extra Añejo tequila is known for being extremely smooth and having a complex taste. Due to their long ageing process, these are also labelled as “ultra aged”.
So, feel knowledgeable yet? So, which one do you want to try? Or maybe try all of these different types of tequila and find your favorite. That sounds interesting. Want to order a bottle of tequila right now? Call the late night liquor delivery services and get your choice of tequila delivered to your doorstep without burning a hole in your pocket!