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Blanco Tequila

Blanco Tequila can be either an un-aged tequila which is bottled or stored immediately after distillation, or aged less than two months in stainless steel or neutral oak barrels. Blanco Tequila is the most widely used tequila in cocktail -making and is the base spirit in cocktails such as Matador and the Brave Bull.

Blanco tequila is one of the most popular spirits in the world, by volume sold and was originally produced in the town of Tequila in Mexico. Tequila is derived from the agave plant, which is aged up to 12 years before it is harvested. The core of the agave plant is called the “pina” and has the appearance of a large pineapple. This part is removed and cut into several sections. These sections will then be baked in large steam ovens and compressed, which results in a sweet liquid .The resulting juice is allowed to ferment and distilled in copper pot stills as a low proof. The next stage is that the liquid is distilled again to reach an alcohol content of 55% or sometimes more.

The first imports of tequila to the USA began arriving around 1885 and the spirit has struck a chord with the global scene ever since. Tequila is now synonymous with parties and people having a good time.

Blanco tequila can be drank neat as a shot, served chilled on the rocks or as a key ingredient in cocktails. Blanco tequila can be either 100% agave or a mix of agave and other ingredients. We recommended that you always try to select Blanco tequila with 100% agave content, unless you are maybe making a large batch of something like frozen margaritas, in which case the quality of the tequila is not overly important.

Blanco tequila is also often referred to as silver or white tequila. There are several popular brands of Blanco tequila, with some of the more popular being Jose Cuervo, Sauza and Patron.