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1

Where must Tequila be made?

Select states of Mexico

2

What plant is used in the production of Tequila?

The Weber Blue Agave

3

How are grains and blue agave similar with regards to spirit production?

They both must go through a conversion process to change their starches to sugars.

4

What percentage of sugars in the raw materials used to make Tequila must come from the agave plant?

At least 51% must be agave

5

What aromas are typically associated with Blue Agave?

Herbacious, peppery aromas

6

What type of still is typically used to produce Tequila?

Double pot distilled

7
True or False:

Tequilas are typically aged for long periods in oak.

False

The oak aromas can mask the unique aromas of the agave plant.

8

What does 100% agave indicate on a Tequila label?

Only blue agave was used to make the raw material for fermentation.

9

What type of Tequila is identified by pure agave flavors?

Blanco or Silver

10

Are Joven, Oro or Gold tequilas aged?

No, they are colored with caramel

11

What type of Tequila is aged for 2 to 12 months, and will have pronounced agave aromas?

Reposado Tequilas

12

Describe the characteristics of Anejo Tequilas

Aged in oak for at least 12 months, and will have both agave and oak flavors

13
True or False:

Tequila is distilled to a very high proof

False

Most Tequila is distilled in pot stills, which achieve a lower strength and maintain a lot of the flavor character of the agave.

14

Can Reposado or Anejo be used for simple "Tequila"?

Yes, any Tequila or Tequila 100% Agave can use the aging designations