ORIGINS, STANDARDS, STYLES, FLAVORS
Tequila the beverage, originated in the city bearing its name in Mexico, which lies about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. The City of Tequila is located in the highlands of Jalisco, a western Mexican state. Tequila the beverage is a distilled alcohol made from the blue agave plant.
The blue agave plant grows very well in the volcanic red soil of the region; here more than 300 million plants are harvested annually. The way agave grows depends on the region it is from. The highlands region offers blue agaves that are larger and sweeter in taste and scent but lowland agaves have an herbaceous aroma and flavor.
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