100 Plus Bottles of Tequila on the Wall…
Here at Salud Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Lounge, you will find a vast selection of tequilas including some of the most rare and top shelf brands available. You will be hard pressed to sample every single tequila that we have considering that we have over 100 brands ranging, but you can join our Top Dollar Tequila Club and get started! Below, you will find some information from Wikepedia about Tequila and it’s origin. We will be adding our list of tequilas below soon. Keep in touch with us on Facebook and we’ll let you know every time we add another brand.
(Excerpt from Wikipedia.com) Tequila is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 40 mi northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands of the western Mexican state of Jalisco.
The red volcanic soil in the surrounding region is particularly well suited to the growing of the blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year. Agave tequila grows differently depending on the region. Blue agaves grown in the highlands region are larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the lowlands, on the other hand, have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor.
Mexican laws state that tequila can be produced only in the state of Jalisco and limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Mexico has claimed the exclusive international right to the word “tequila”, threatening legal actions against manufacturers of distilled blue agave spirits in other countries.
Tequila is most often made at a 38–40% alcohol content (76–80 proof), but can be produced between 35–55% alcohol content (70–110 proof). Though most tequilas are 80 proof, many distillers will distill to 100 proof and then dilute it with water to reduce its harshness. Some of the more respected brands distill the alcohol to 80 proof without using additional water as a dilutant.