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Tequila The Essence of Mexico

TequilaSource.com provides information about tequila including history, categories (100% Agave Tequila and Tequila) and types (classes) of tequila and photographs of bottles. Our photo gallery has pictures from distilleries showing the processes used to make tequila. There are cocktail and drink recipes, and listings of tequila brands and distilleries.

Tequila is North America's first distilled spirit, and has been produced in México since shortly after the Spanish conquered the country in the early 1500s.

To be classified as tequila, it must be made from no less than 51% Weber blue agave. Better and high-end tequilas are made from 100% Weber blue agave. Today's fine tequilas are highly coveted by collectors worldwide—for both the smooth aromatic liquor and the handcrafted decorative bottle.

México's tequila producers, almost all located in a one hundred-mile radius of the town of Tequila in Jalisco State, distill hundreds of brands, some the old way - in small lots in tiny family-run fabricas - most in ultra-modern distilleries.

As of April 29, 2013, there are 154 registered tequila distilleries producing 1,324 certified brands. These producers are often using artisans to create unique hand-blown glass, crystal, ceramic, and Talavera pottery bottles that savvy collectors are snapping up like fine vintages of wine.

Blog, Tequila
News updates, News and Press, Tequila Cocktails and Drink Recipes.
Books and Magazines
Reference books and sources for information, history and culture relating to Tequila, the Spirit of Mexico.
Brands of Tequila
Currently there are approximately 1,324 certified tequila brands on the market produced by at least 154 tequila distilleries.
Categories of Tequila
There are two categories of tequila - 100% Agave Tequila and Tequila. There are five different classes or types of tequila within these categories.
Festivals, Events, Expos and Celebrations
Where tequila is center of attention.
Glossary of Tequila Terms
Phrases, terms, definitions and terminology relating to the Tequila industry.
History of Tequila
Article by Ryan Thomas with a bit of history. Tequila article from Los Cabos Magazine 2006. Tequila Information.
Maps of Tequila, Jalisco
General area map of tequila and the downtown area.
Mezcal
A regional beverage, similar to tequila, but made mostly in the state Oaxaca.
About the worm.
News Releases, Articles and Press, Blog
Recent magazine, newspaper and internet articles about tequila.
Picture Gallery
Over 230 digital pictures and photographs from distilleries, photos of agave plants, barrels for aging, cooked agave, and processes related to tequila production.
Tequila Regions and other interesting areas
Amatitan, Arandas, Atotonilco el Alta, El Arenal, Guadalajara, Tequila.
Tequila Bottles - Photographs
Our gallery of tequila bottle photographs has well over 600 images. Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, Extra Añejo, Joven, Tequila Liqueurs and Flavored Tequila.
Tours and Tour Operators - Distillery Tours
Some of the tequila distilleries in Jalisco will allow tours. See the tequila making process from harvesting to bottling.
Types of Tequila
There are five classes or types of tequila within specific categories of tequila. Some distilleries are now producing organic tequila.
Where to Buy Tequila
Stores that specialize in tequila sales that have web sites and online ordering.
Advertising Information
Web contact pages, advertising rates to promote your business.

What's New - Tequila News, Events and page Updates.
El Charro Tequila - Distillery: Compañia Tequilera de Arandas, S.A. de C.V. NOM 1460 - DOT 17, Portal Allende 1 Int. 2, Col. Centro, C.P. 47180, Arandas, Jalisco

Arta Tequila - Arta Tequila is unapologetically rebellious, award-­‐winning tequila whose master distiller pushes the limits of distillation and aging to an art form. NOM 1360 - DOT 126 - Corporacion Ansan, S.A. de C.V.

Nicksan Tequila
- 100% Agave - Produced by Registered Brand - Realeza Mexicana
Produced for Restaurante Nicksan. Distillery: Tequilas Gonzalez Lara, S. A. de C. V. Lazaro Cardenas 481, Col. Sin Colonia, C.P.45350. El Arenal, Jalisco

Tequila Avión - new bottle design for 2013. Tequila Aviõn is handcrafted using only the finest Blue Weber Agave found in the very highest regions of Jalisco.

Experience Tequila - Tours, Tastings and Events
Travel to Mexico's Unique Tequila-Producing Region. For tequila lovers and the tequila-curious alike, we provide the opportunity to actively explore all things Tequila. Tequila is more than a beverage. It is a region, a village, a culture and a history. There is no better way to truly experience tequila than on one of our custom tours. Recommended by Lonely Planet and certified by the Tequila Regulatory Council.
Mention TequilaSource.com to receive a FREE pre-trip bottle of tequila!

Antigua Cruz Tequila - Arandas, Jalisco. New packaging photos.

We receive many inquiries about purchasing tequila. Please be advised that we are not a retail operation and do not sell tequila or any tequila related products. Please visit our where to buy tequila page for a list of companies that sell tequila from retail locations and that accept online orders.



El Charro Tequila, logo, 2014
El Charro Tequila
Artá Tequila - Reposado, aged 11 months
Antigua Cruz Añejo Tequila - new 2010 bottle presentation
Antigua Cruz
Añejo
Cabo Unico Tequila - factory store, Cabo San Lucas
Nicksan Tequila - Añejo - 2014 bottle presentation
Nicksan Tequila
blue agave fields - atotonilco el alto, jalisco
Picture Gallery - Agave Photos
 
old stone tahona in distillery - casa herradura - san jose del refugio in amatitan, jalisco
Old stone tahona in old part of the distillery - Casa Herradura - San José del Refugio, Amatitan, Jalisco.
 
Copper alambiques (stills) in the distillation area at Mundo Cuervo
A tour group goes past the copper alambiques (stills) in the distillation area at Mundo Cuervo, Tequila.
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