Where does Tequila come from?

The fiery drink of Tequila has been rapidly gaining international popularity for years now. The town of Tequila, birthplace of the most famous beverage in Mexico has also been gaining more attention. This town sits against the Tequila Volcano which overlooks the valley full of perfectly lined blue agave plants. Built around Tequila’s main square with its beautiful fountains and fresh flowers are the distilleries of popular producers such as Sauza and Jose Cuervo. Visiting the town of Tequila in Jalisco state, is a journey to the past, where the traditions and the most authentic aspects of Mexico are still alive and prevalent. What many people do not know is that tequila is not something that should be taken as a quick shot and lime and salt are frowned upon. Rather it should be treated as a fine wine, sensing the various aromas and savouring ever nuance in flavour like a good malt whiskey. Look for ‘100% agave’ on the bottle. You can take tours of the distilleries and the National Tequila Museum where, through its collections, gain an even deeper understanding regarding the cultural values of the tequila region, which was recently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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