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Tequila – Mexico’s National Distillate
Spirits

Tequila – Mexico’s National Distillate

Mexico’s most popular spirit has a long history. When Spaniards invaded indigenous lands in the 16th century, what is today Mexico, Aztecs were already drinking pulque ( a mildy alcohlic beverage which was consumed sicne pre-Columbian times). When Spaniards run out of brandy they began distilling pulque. By 1608 the […]

Tequila.
Spirits

Tequila.

Tequila Mexico’s national spirit, true tequila, comes from the State of Jalisco, 65 kilometres northwest of Guadalajara. Before the conquistadors came to Mexico, Aztecs made a fermented beverage from the blue agave by chewing chopped up plans to start the fermentation. The resulting low alcohol beverage was mildly intoxicating, but […]