Top 6 Facts about TequilaPosted by Wilson Drew on June 7 2017.
Just like any other liquor, there isn’t just one tequila. From your regular shot at the bar to some of the most expensive brands such as Patrón, there’s a surprising amount of depth behind your favorite shot. Here’s our top 6 facts about tequila.
1. Tequila must be produced in Mexico
Just like Champagne and the region in France of the same name, tequila must be produced in specific areas of Mexico.
2. Tequila has health benefits
It has been shown that tequila helps break down dietary fat, which can lower the levels of bad cholesterol. A shot taken after dinner can aid your body’s digestion.
3. You can make synthetic diamonds with tequila
Physicists have figured out a way to make faux diamonds using tequila. The crystals are too small to be made into jewelry, but they can be used in computer chips.
4. People will pay a lot for good tequila
The most expensive bottle of tequila ever sold went to a private collector for $225,000. The bottle was made out of white gold and platinum, and contained six year-aged tequila worth $2,500.
5. Tequila is mezcal, but mezcal is not tequila
Mezcal is a liquor made from a form of agave but tequila must be made using only blue agave.
6. Tequila is still made in the traditional way
Some premium tequilas, such as Patrón, use the “Tahona” process in which a 2-ton volcanic stone wheel slowly crushes the shredded, cooked agave. At Patrón, more than 60 hands will touch a single bottle before it is shipped.
If this has got you thirsty for a shot of tequila, why not book a Tequila Tasting Hen Party and let us know your favourite way to drink tequila.