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  There are 2
  categories  of  
  TEQUILA

    TEQUILA  
  100% AGAVE-
   Recognized as 
   100% Agave is
  labeled as such. It is 
   produced
    from only the
   fermented and distilled

juices of the
"Blue Agave Tequilana Weber" .
100% Agave must be
 bottled in the authorized region.

  
TEQUILA
  
Made from
51% of the sugars
of the
"Blue Agave Tequilana Weber".
   The remaining 49% consists
of sugars
from other  sources,
with the exception of other Agave varieties. Additionally
it may be bottled in
other regions
or countries. This category
is sometimes referred to as "mixtos"
 

3 Amigos
100% Agave

THERE ARE FIVE CLASSES FOR EACH CATEGORY


(BLANCO OR PLATA):
This is the result of second distillation. It is  crystal clear  and does not require aging. Many purists swear by Silvers  believing the taste of the Agave is more prominent.

GOLD (JOVEN OR ORO): Non-aged. Acquires it's color through authorized additives or colorings.  Most commonly mixtos.

AGED (REPOSADO): Must be aged for a period of 2 months to 12 months. Reposados age in white oak barrels, or vats called "pipones" 

EXTRA AGED (ANEJO): Must be aged for a period of at least one year and up to five years.  The aging must occur in barrels with a maximum capacity of 600 litres. This contributes to a more pronounced appearance of wood in the color and flavor.

ULTRA AGED(EXTRA ANEJO):  Aged  for a period of more than 3 years. Aging occurs in barrels with a maximum capacity of 600 litres. 
       
          Guidelines contained in the NOM regulation allow for any of   
         these to be   flavored.




               According to the CRT, as of July
       2010  there were 1090 certified brands of 
     TEQUILA.  These are produced in 150 registered distilleries.
In addition there are 5 new distilleries being built.
                TEQUILA has shown an annual 7% growth 
         for the last 12 years.


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Information Camara Nacional de la Industria Tequila

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