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White Tequila

White 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. White Tequila is best-known and most widely used as the base ingredient in a range of fruity cocktails and is also used to make fun, party-time alcohol treats such as the Margarita Jelly Shot.

White tequila is one of the most popular spirits in the world 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 are then baked in large steam ovens and then compressed, which results in a sweet juice .The resulting liquid 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 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.

White tequila can be drank as shots, served chilled on the rocks or as a key ingredient in many cocktails. White tequila can be either 100% agave or a mix of agave and other ingredients. It is often recommended that you select white tequila with 100% agave content, unless you are maybe making a large batch of something like frozen margaritas, in which the quality of the tequila is not overly important.

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