There is something about tequila that everyone loves. Tequila is a potent and tasty liquor that is one of the most famous exports in Mexico. Tequila was first made in the town of Tequila, and this charming town can be found at the bottom of the Tequila Volcano in the state of Jalisco. Also, there are numerous tequila distilleries in Mexico, and they offer tequila tasting tours, too. Are you ready for a vacation to Mexico to learn more about Mexico’s top spirit tequila? If so, check out the Villa Group Resorts. They have luxury resorts in Mexico’s top destinations. Plus, all-inclusive travel packages are available right now through Today Getaway which is a reputable online travel agency. Call Today Getaway at 1-866-435-8007 or 619-558-0432 to book your vacation. In the meantime, read below to learn more interesting facts about tequila.

Tequila Background

The origins of tequila date back to approximately 1000 BC when the Aztecs created pulque in the state of Jalisco. Pulque is an alcoholic drink that is created using the fermented sap of the maguey plant. The agave plant was first tried out in central Mexico pre-Columbian before the Spanish ever came to Mexico. Pulque looks similar to milk, but the consistency is thick and it has a very sour taste. The Aztec people deeply loved the milky pulque and even worshipped two different gods for their connection to the beverage. Mayahuel was the first god, and that was the goddess of maguey, then the second god was Patecatl, which was the god of pulque.

Spanish Arrives in 1500’s

Next, the Spanish arrived in the 1500s and began making changes to pulque, which eventually became the tequila that we know and love today. They tried to create a liquor that was close to their brandy and favorite alcoholic beverage. The result turned out to be a drink very similar to tequila that is produced in Mexico today. The first very large distillery was built in the 1600s by the Marquis of Altamira in Tequila, Jalisco. Tequila the town wasn’t established until 1666. There, the hillsides and fields are still covered in blue agave plants that will eventually be used to make tequila.

Mexico’s Top Spirit Tequila

Did you know that tequila tastes better without salt or lime? The best way to appreciate the delightful elixir is straight up. Also, did you know that all tequilas are actually mezcals? However, not all mezcals are tequila. That’s a fact! Tequila is created by using 100% of the blue agave plant, but a variety of plants can be used to make mezcal. For tequila to be authentic, it has to use at least 51% of the blue agave plant, but 100% provides the highest quality of tequila. On average, it takes around eight to twelve years for blue agave plants to grow to maturity. There are different kinds of tequilas, which include Blanco Tequila, Silver Tequila, Reposado Tequila, and Añejo Tequila.

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