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Tequila

Tequila is a blue agave-distilled spirit made in Mexico, specifically in the area surrounding the city of Tequila. Most of Tequila is still produced by artisanal methods, which include: planting, harvesting, and processing the agave.

This plant contains rosettes of narrow spiny leaves, which are cut off getting a sort of pine called in Spanish "piña". This piña is then crushed with a stone wheel grinder in order to extract the juices, which are fermented, and then distilled.

When the product is distilled once, it's called "ordinario", a cloudy liquid that is then distilled a second time to produce a clear spirit called "Silver Tequila", which is then aged in barrels.

Country of Origin:

Mexico

Alcohol (ABV):

35-55% (70 to 110 proof) 

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