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TEQUILA is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands (Los Altos de Jalisco) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

The red volcanic soils in the region of Tequila are well suited for growing the blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year. Agave grows differently depending on the region. Blue agaves grown in the highlands Los Altos region are larger and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the valley region have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor. Due to its historical and cultural importance, the region near Tequila was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006, the Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila.

Mexican laws state that tequila can only be produced in the state of Jalisco and limited municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Tequila is recognized as a Mexican designation of origin product in more than 40 countries. It was protected through NAFTA in Canada and the United States until July 2020, through bilateral agreements with individual countries such as Japan and Israel, and has been a protected designation of origin product in the European Union since 1997.

Aside from its geographical distinction, tequila is differentiated from mezcal in that it is made only from blue agave and the beverages are prepared in different ways. Tequila is commonly served neat in Mexico and as a shot with salt and lime around the world. Tequila must have between 35 and 55 percent alcohol content (70 and 110 U.S. proof). It must contain at least 40 percent alcohol (80 U.S. proof) to be sold in the United States and Canada.

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  • 3 AMIGOS TEQUILA - since 2007. "The Best Tequila in the World!"
  • 4 COPAS TEQUILA - since 1997. "The World's First Certified Organic Tequila."
  • 7 Leguas Tequilas.
  • 7 Leguas TEQUILA - since 1952. 7 Leguas make a tasty traditional tequila that is crafted with artisan and tradaitional industrial methods.
  • 123 Organic Tequila (Uno Dos Tres) - since 2010. "Organic Tequila."
  • 888 (Tres Ochos) Tequilas.
  • 888 TEQUILA - since 1937. "888 Tres 8ight Tequila captures the heart of Mexico and the spirit of agave. Tres 8ight Añejo is a premium 100% pure blue weber agave tequila traditionally distilled and extra-aged in white oak barrels. Mexico’s cultural gift to the world delights the palate with a sophisticated smooth finish. Enjoy neat, chilled or combined. ¡Salud! $65."
  • 1800 TEQUILA - since 1975. "Originally known as Cuervo 1800 Tequila, 1800 Tequila was launched in 1975 as a premium sipping tequila. The Silver, Añejo and Reposado labels were introduced in 2004. Since 2008, it has been distributed in the US by Proximo Spirits."
  • 1921 TEQUILA - "1921 Tequila was born in 1996 with the goal of producing 100% Agave Tequila and Tequila cream with Ultra-Premium Quality and share a part of the Mexican culture to the whole world thru our products. '1921' refers to the end of the Mexican revolutionary war, which is the core concept of our brand. Our agave is cultivated in the red soils of the Highlands of Jalisco, its slow and careful growth is a symbol of the patience required to obtain the best out of them. Our tequila represents not only the Mexican culture but also our most treasured traditions."
  • Aha Toro Tequila.
  • Aha Toro - since 2012. "The best Tequila Premium."
  • AsomBroso Tequilas.
  • AsomBroso Tequila - since 1993. "AsomBroso Fine Tequila. The world's most exclusive tequila." We at AsomBroso Tequila are an entrusted, family owned and operated company. Creating tequila for many years, we have perfected our uniquely time honored crafting to produce what is considered the best tequila in the world. 100% blue weber agave,
  • Astral TEQUILA - "Made with 100% organic Blue Weber Agave sourced from a mountainous estate at the western edge of Jalisco, Mexico and is hand-crafted using methods reminiscent of the way tequila was produced 150 years ago."
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  • Cabeza Tequila Blanco - since 2012. "This tequila has a unique aroma to it, somewhat sour with muted cinnamon. The finish is a little hot but stays contained within the mouth, leaving a sourish aftertaste. This tequila (and its bottle) was designed for cocktail mixing, so think twice before drinking it solo."
  • CABO WABO TEQUILA - since 1996. "Ultra Premium Tequila."
  • Camarena TEQUILA - since 1761. "Made from 100% blue agave."
  • CASA DON RAMÓN TEQUILA - since 1996. 100% Mexican company.
  • Casa Dragones tequila: US$299.99.
  • Casa Dragones tequila - since 2008. 100% Blue Agave Joven Tequila, handcrafted in small batches in Tequila, Mexico.
  • Casa Noble Tequila - blanco, reposado, anejo, (episode 64) tequila review.
  • CASA NOBLE TEQUILA - since 1776. "100% Blue Agave Ultra Premium Tequila."
  • Casamigos Tequila founders George Clooney and Rande Gerber and partner Mike Meldman hit Miami last night to celebrate the launch of Casamigos Tequila at Hakkasan at Fontainebleau.
  • Casamigos Tequila - since 2013. "George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman bring you Casamigos, a small batch, ultra premium tequila made from the finest, hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, grown in the rich red clay soil and cool climate of the Highlands of Jalisco Mexico."
  • CAZADORES TEQUILA - since 1922. "100% Agave."
  • CHINACO TEQUILA - since 1977. "100% agave tequila." The enticing Chinaco Añejo is aged for thirty months in a similar mix of barrels as Chinaco Reposado, along with some American bourbon casks, ensuring its consistent smoothness and character. The result is a remarkably smooth and rich complexity that is to be savored like a fine cognac.
  • Cincoro Tequila.
  • CINCORO TEQUILA - since 2019. Award-Winning Family of Small Batch Tequilas. 100% Weber Blue Agave Super Premium Tequila. Cincoro Tequilas are uniquely made with Weber blue agave from both the highland and lowland regions that have been cooked and distilled separately. "This tequila is awesome!" - Kobe Bryant.
  • Clase Azul tequilas.
  • CLASE AZUL TEQUILA - since 1997. "Experience one of the finest tequilas in the world." Ultra-Premium Tequila made 100% from organic Tequilana Weber Blue Agaves. The finest tequila in a beautiful hand-crafted, hand-painted decanter.
  • La Cofradia Reserva Especial Añejo 100% de Agave Tequila.
  • Cofradia Reserva Especial AÑejo 100% de Agave Tequila
  • Cuervo Reserva de la Familia tequila.
  • Cuervo Reserva de la Familia tequila - since 1795. "The world’s first extra-añejo tequila."
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  • Del Maguey Tobala Mezcal - since 1995. "From the Heart of the Maguey... And the soul of the village."
  • Divino Joven Mezcal with Pear - "Divino is the only Mezcal with a pear inside the bottle and is sold in 7 countries. It has a European background and was awarded the best Agave product in Russia, against all Mexican Tequilas and Mezcals in May, 2004."
  • Don Julio Premium tequila.
  • DON JULIO TEQUILA - since 1942. Brand of tequila produced in Mexico. It is the eighth largest brand in the United States by volume and eleventh largest in Mexico.
  • Don Valente Añejo tequila.
  • DON VALENTE TEQUILA AÑejo - "100% agave product aged in white oak barrels for two years, and bottled in a uniquely crafted display. A limited production Tequila, shiny and luminous, dark yellow with golden tones, and full of pleasant notes of cooked agave and fine wood."
  • Doña Celia Tequila Blanco.
  • DoÑa Celia Tequila - "Doña Celia Tequila comes in three varietals, Blanco, Reposado and Añejo. The aged expressions are aged in American White Oak barrels and are cooking using traditional methods."
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  • EL JIMADOR TEQUILA - since 1994. "It takes years to make it as a Jimador. We’re the master harvesters that give our all in the pursuit of the art of gathering the Weber blue agave that goes into our tequila. Heart and soul, that’s what it takes to get the name - and it wasn’t earned easily."
  • El Rayo Reposado Tequila.
  • El Rayo Tequila - since 2019. "Modern tequila designed to pair with tonic. 100% agave tequila, inspired by the vibrancy of modern Mexico."
  • El Tesoro tequilas.
  • EL TESORO TEQUILA - since 1990. "As the sun rises over our agave fields in the highlands of Jalisco, we begin another day upholding the legacy of Don Felipe Camarena. We honor the same traditional methods that have been honed and crafted for five generations, as we believe the finest works of art need great attention to detail."
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  • FAT ASS TEQUILA blanco - "100% Blue Agave Tequila."
  • Fortaleza Blanco Tequila.
  • Fortaleza Tequila - "Tequila Fortaleza launched in 2005, so we are relatively new to the market, but we have over 140 years of history behind our brand." 100% agave. Fortaleza Blanco is made by the fifth generation of the Sauza family. Made using traditional methods, this is exceptional with notes of black pepper, earth and butter.
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  • GRAN CENTENARIO TEQUILA REPOSADO - "Gran Centenario is a brand that was founded by Lazaro Gallardo in the late 1800s. This reposado is made from 10-12 year old agave grown in Los Altos, Jalisco and aged 6 months in charred, new French Limousin oak barrels. Gran Centenario Reposado is a Tequila of unparalleled smoothness and quality. It is distilled from carefully selected 10 year old blue agave plants and aged in new oak barrels to achieve the perfect balance of taste and smoothness."
  • GRAN JUBILEO TEQUILA - since 1999. "Tequila, Rethought."
  • Gran Patrón Platinum Tequila: US$200.
  • GRAN PATRÓN PLATINUM TEQUILA - since 1989. "Triple distilled then aged to perfection, it is a true connoisseur’s silver tequila."
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  • Herradura Añejo tequila.
  • HERRADURA TEQUILA - since 1870. "Celebrating 150 Years of Extraordinary."
  • Hornitos tequila.
  • HORNITOS TEQUILA - "Hornitos was boldly born in 1950 in honor of Mexican Independence Day. It all began in Jalisco, Mexico with our founder, Don Francisco, a man who wasn't shy about taking chances to make great tequila." Premium tequila crafted with 100% blue agave. Explore our unique tequila flavors and delicious tequila cocktail recipes. The Hornitos story begins with a revolution. Don Francisco Javier Sauza (or Don Franco) - descendant of Don Cenobio Sauza, founder of La Perseverancia Distillery and the man who coined the name "tequila" in 1873 - was determined to bring tequila to a new height of respect and renown.
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  • Ilegal Mezcal.
  • ILEGAL MEZCAL AÑejo - since 2006. Produced from 100% Agave Espadin. The initial Añejo batch (2010) is limited to 1224 bottles.
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  • Jose Cuervo tequila.
  • JOSE CUERVO TEQUILA - founded 1795. It is the best selling tequila in the world.
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  • Kah tequilas: US$89-US$299.
  • KAH TEQUILA - since 2009. "The Day of the Dead Tequila." Its bottle and spirit are reflective of the Day of the Dead, the 3,000 year old Meso-American ritual honoring deceased loved ones. The KAH taste profile has received many compliments from tequila connoisseurs, which is confirmed by numerous international awards.
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  • Mijenta Tequila - since 2020. "Premium Tequila From Jalisco, Mexico." Complex, silky with a long finish. Mijenta is a sustainable artisanal tequila from the highlands of Jalisco.
  • Milagro Tequilas.
  • MILAGRO TEQUILA - since 1998. "A union of tequila tradition and vibrant creativity." Created in 1997 seeking to capitalize on the rise of premium vodka by creating a premium tequila. Milagro has won awards.
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  • Ocho Tequilas.
  • Ocho TEQUILA - since 2008. "One of the few tequilas still made slowly in the old fashioned way, Tequila Ocho is a fine quality spirit which accentuates that which is exclusive to tequila, the agave flavor."
  • OLMECA TEQUILA - since 2001. "Made from blue agave cultivated in the mountainous regions of Mexico, Olmeca is a tequila with ancestral, mysterious origins."
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  • Partida Tequila.
  • PARTIDA TEQUILA - since 2001. "World's Highest Rated Tequila." The Single Malt of Tequila that Combines the Highest-Rated Tequila and the World’s Most Sought-After Single Malt Sherry Oak Casks.
  • Añejo Patrón Gold Tequila.
  • PATRÓN TEQUILA - since 1989. "The World's #1 Ultra Premium Tequila."
  • Próspero Tequila.
  • PrÓspero Tequila - launched 2019. "Made by Hand. 100% De Agave." Born of the lush, volcanic soil of the tequila valley, the majestic Blue Agave infuses the landscape from which Próspero Tequila is created. Designed by Stella Anguiano, one of Mexico’s premier female Master Distillers, Próspero is a hand-crafted spirit that offers an unparalleled flavor with a smooth, elegant and perfectly balanced finish.
  • Pueblo Viejo Orgullo Tequila AÑejo - since 1886. "The color, aroma and taste from this unique and exceptional tequila, is ready to accentuate any celebration."
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  • Qui Tequila.
  • Qui Tequila - since 2012. "Taste the Unseen. Qui Tequila is the World's First Platinum Extra-Añejo Tequila."
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  • Rey Sol tequila.
  • REY SOL TEQUILA - since 1904. "Majestic in every sense." Always revered and honored, there is nothing bigger that imposes more devotion than the glorious Sun. We show our deep appreciation to its splendor and we celebrate it with all of our senses. Two pieces of art merge into one. From the creation of the decanter, designed by famous Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante, to the traditional method of production and its 6 years of aging, Rey Sol is guaranteed to provide one of the most pleasant experiences to ever grace a tequila. 100% Agave. Extra Añejo. 38% or 40%.
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  • SANTO - since 2008. "A higher spirit." For those tired of the usual, yearning for something different, Santo offers a higher taste, a higher quality, a higher experience... Santo Tequila Reposado embodies the flavorful characteristics of 100% Blue Weber Agave, distilled and aged to perfection. Let the spirit shine, and grant eternal flavor.
  • Satryna Blanco tequila.
  • Satryna Tequila - "Ultra Luxury Tequila | Añejo | Blanco | Reposado | Cristalino." Satryna is a small batch artisanal tequila producer committed to making the smoothest tequila in the world. We are as passionate about our exceptional quality as we are about delivering ultra luxury with an edgy eclectric individuality.
  • SAUZA TEQUILA - since 1873. "Agave Tequila and Margaritas." Sauza Tequila is a spirit best enjoyed with others. Discover a new margarita recipe, the latest tequilas, the history of the Sauza Tequila process and more.
  • Scorpion Mezcal - since 1995. "Scorpion Mezcal is made from 100% agave, double distilled. Our Reposado and Anejos are aged in French Oak. All production is done under the strict supervision of, Consejo Regulador del Mezcal, the official mezcal licensing authority in Mexico."
  • SesiÓn Premium Tequila - since 1996. "Made to last." Launched in Australia in 2015, Sesión arrived in the U.S. in late 2018. When they were setting up shop, the Oz-based founders of Sesión sought out an experienced tequila-making partner In Mexico, and found a good one in the Beckmann family, proprietors of a little brand you may have heard of called Jose Cuervo. Sesión Blanco ($43) is light and fresh with a touch of spice, complemented by sweet citrus and green pepper notes. Lingering finish boasts a white pepper streak and a bit of mint.
  • Siembra Azul tequila - "Since 2005, Siembra Azul Tequila has exemplified a commitment to quality and tradition in the highlands terroir of Jalisco."
  • Sierra tequila.
  • Sierra tequila - "King of the Night: Enter into my world and discover the depths of the night." Sierra Tequila is a particularly aromatic tequila made exclusively from blue agave from the Jalisco highlands. Rodolfo González's family, owners of Destilería Sierra, have perfected the art of distillation over the course of 125 years. This craftsmanship, along with the quality of the agaves and the meticulous production process, are what make this internationally renowned spirit so exquisite.
  • SOL DE MEXICO TEQUILA - since 1951. 100% blue agave tequila.
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  • Tanteo Tequilas.
  • Tanteo TEQUILA - since 2009. "Tanteo Tequila is the original 100% agave spicy tequila. Tanteo infuses artisanal blanco tequila with fresh peppers by hand in the hills of Jalisco, Mexico. The result is an award-winning artisanal product that is anything but ordinary."
  • Tears of Llorona Tequila - since 2014. "Ultra rare, extra añejo, double barreled, handcrafted tequila by master distiller Germán Gonzalez." It begins as 100% blue agaves from high volcanic slopes in Jalisco, where growth is slow. Tequilero Germán Gonzalez selects the agaves and has them harvested late, increasing their starch and sugars. The pinas are roasted slowly in the traditional way.
  • TEQUILA 512 - since 2012. "A premium tequila without the gimmicks."
  • Alquimia Reserva de Don Adolfo Extra Añejo.
  • Tequila Alquimia - since 1993. "100% Organic USDA-Certified Voted World's Best Tequila."
  • TEQUILA CORRALEJO - since 1996. "Mexico's best Tequila for the World. El tequila grande de México y del mundo entero."
  • Tequila Corralejo 1821 Extra Añejo.
  • Tequila Corralejo 1821 Extra AÑejo - "Corralejo 1821 Extra Añejo Tequila is named after the year Mexico’s independence was finally won, thanks to the tireless efforts of great men. 100% blue agave tequila produced from double distillation in copper pot stills and aged for 36 months in oak barrels with a maximum capacity of 200 litres. Fine selection of barrels with a toasting that brings out its excellent flavour."
  • TEQUILA REVOLUCIÓN - since 1904. "The Spirit of Truth." The Revolution of Smooth Premium Tequila. Tequila Revolución is handcrafted in a traditional distillery in El Arenal, Jalisco; in the heart of tequila country. The master distiller painstakingly selects and utilizes only the finest quality Weber blue agaves, which take a full 7-10 years to mature. These agaves are then cooked exclusively in masonry ovens. This process takes longer to complete but ensures the best possible flavors and aromas. But Tequila Revolución’s strength is not limited to its pure, traditional craft. Tequila Revolución is a celebration of life itself. It is the symbol of the amazing life we live, and of all the great things that lie ahead, waiting for us to enjoy. Tequila Revolución is the spirit of truth!
  • Tequila TapatÍo - since 1937. "Tequila Tapatío is for those seeking the highest quality; our commitment is to the keep the attributes that distinguish our company from almost 80 years, with the touch that only the artisanal, handmade process, can give to the authentic 100% Agave tequila."
  • Tesla Tequila: US$250.
  • Tesla Tequila - since 2020. "Tesla Tequila, an exclusive, premium 100% de agave tequila añejo aged in French oak barrels, featuring a dry fruit and light vanilla nose with a balanced cinnamon pepper finish."
  • Tres Cuatro Y Cinco tequila.
  • Tres Cuatro Y Cinco tequila - since 2017. "Selected for optimum flavor and aromatics, this is the pinnacle of highland super premium tequila. The spectacular mark is presented in limited edition crystal decanters designed, signed and numbered by the iconic Mexico City artist, Alonso Gonzalez Jr." Extra Añejo 87 Proof.
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  • Villa Lobos Tequila Family.
  • Villa Lobos Extra AÑejo - since 1988. "Rich and golden in color. The bouquet shows sticky toffee and intense vanilla. Elegant, rich and very soft. Buttery toast, maple and citrus. Well balanced and notably rested. Vanilla oak fading to sweet warm caramel and light spiced agave."
  • Vivir Tequilas.
  • Vivir Tequila - since 2019. "Our 100% Agave Tequila is produced from the finest Weber Blue Agave grown for 9 years in our own fields in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. We use Hornos (clay ovens) to cook our Agave & natural volcanic spring water from a well at our distillery. The end result is a natural, fresh & flavour filled spirit that stays true to its Agave routes."

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  • Fictitious Zafiro Añejo.
  • Zafiro AÑejo - fictitious brand of tequila created by the writers of American television crime drama series Breaking Bad (2008-2013), and which also appears in its spin-off Better Call Saul, season 2, episode 1 (March 15, 2016).
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