Tequila is a spirit distilled from the fermented sugar juices of blue agave plants found in 180 municipalities authorized by the Standard Official Mexican Norm. (All municipalities in Jalisco and some in Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit and Tamaulipas States are authorized.) Most people think tequila comes from the Tequila municipality, in Jalisco State, but tequila can come from any of the municipalities listed above.
Tequila has been produced for over 600 years, known under the name of "pulque" at that time, and is one of the world's most popular liquors. Its unique flavor is enjoyed both straight and in a variety of cocktails, most notably the famous Margarita.
Tequila, like all first-class liquors and wines, comes in a variety of determined categories. In this case, tequila has two categories: 100 percent Agave and Blended Tequila, but it must be made in one of those 180 municipalities. The most popular is the Tequila municipality. And it must adhere to strict Mexican government regulations. There are four kinds of tequila within those two categories: Silver, Gold, Aged and Extra-Aged. The two most popular forms of tequila are Silver and Gold. Silver tequila is the original drink, a strong, pure distillation of the heart of the agave plant. Gold tequila is the same as Silver tequila, but it is typically colored and flavored, most often with caramel.
To be sure you are buying real tequila, you should look at the label for the NOM (Standard Official Mexican Norm) and CRT (Tequila Regulator Council) seals, as well as the category and form of the tequila.
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