History of Tequila

Types
Silver (Plato or Blanco) is not aged & bottled within 60 days.
Dorado (Gold) usually just refers to it's caramel coloring.
Reposado (Rested) is aged for two months to one year.
AƱejo (Aged) is aged at least one year, but no more than five years. (Tequila has no advantage to longer aging.)

NOM (Norma Oficial Mexicana),the Mexican governing agent of tequila dictates that, tequilas distilled from 100% Blue Agave must be labeled 100%. Most of the premium brands are bottled in Mexico. A lot of the tequila produced in the United States is mixed with cane alcohol to produce the cheaper priced 51% Agave Tequilas.

The Story - We have the Spaniards to thank for inventing tequila. The Aztecs were making a potable called Pulque from fermenting the liquid inside the "maguey". It was illegal to become intoxicated, so only the old, sick and nursing mothers were allowed to drink it. It was also used in religious rituals. The Spaniards who came to the area disliked it. They tried fermenting it and the result became known as Mezcal.

Mezcal is the "Mother of Tequila". Mezcal can be made in many varieties from different agave plants, but Tequila is made only from the Weber Blue Agave. Closely related to the lily, the Agave is not a cactus. There are over 120 types of agave, but Tequila is made from only the Blue Agave. It takes 8 to 12 years to produce a "pina", called so because it looks so much like a pineapple. It grows on the hillsides in the state of Jalisco, which is home to the town of Tequila.

The first commercial Tequila begins with Jose Cuervo, the first to get rights from the Spanish government to cultivate the Blue Agave and to produce Tequila, but Cenobio Sauza was the first to import it to the U.S.

Producing tequila is an age old art. The jimadores hand cut and carried the heavy pinas and cooked them for three days in stone ovens. It was then ground into tahona, by a big grinding stone powered by animals, and fermented in wood barrels. It was distilled usually in clay pots.

In the small region that Tequila is made, it comprises the majority of the population's income. The laborers, have never really evolved, working as their fathers before them did. The making of it doesn't really differ from how Tequila is made today, except for the modernization of the process. The Blue Agave is still hand processed. The agaveros (agave farmers) have felt deprived in the commercialization. However, there is a change afoot with a new Tequila, Trienta Trienta (or 30 -30). Seventeen of the agaveros that have joined together to produce a tequila that is is 100% Blue Agave.

Tequila
1519 Tequila Anejo 50ml $.95
1800 Tequila Silver 1.75 liter $34.95
1800 Tequila Reposado 1.75 liter $29.95
Afamado Tequila Extra Anejo Ceramic 750ml $129.95
Aha Toro Extra Anejo 750ml $149.95
Ambhar Tequila Anejo Special Reserve 750ml $44.95
Ambhar Tequila Plata Special Reserve 750ml $34.95
Anaya Tequila Extra Anejo 750ml $69.95
Angeles De Oro Anejo Tequila 750ml $29.95
Arette Gran Clase Extra Anejo Tequila 750ml $89.95
Arette Unique Tequila Extra Anejo 375ml $59.95
Asombroso Tequila Collaboration Rested 11 Years Then Rested In Silver Oak Barrels $1699.95
AsomBroso Tequila Extra Anejo 750ml $199.95
AsomBroso Tequila La Rosa Reposado 750ml $29.95
Asombroso Tequila Silver 750ml $39.95
Avion Tequila 44 Extra Anejo 750ml $129.95
Avion Tequila Anejo 375ml $29.95
Avion Tequila Reposado 750ml $39.95
Avion Tequila Silver 50ml $4.95
Avion Tequila Silver 375ml $14.95
Avion Tequila Silver 750ml $39.95
Bozal Mezcal Ensamble 750ml $49.95
Bozal Mezcal Cuice Single Maguey $64.95
Bozal Mezcal Tobasiche Single Maguey 750ml $69.95
Calera Tequila Extra Anejo 1 liter $99.95
Campo Azul Anejo Tequila 750ml $24.95
Campo Azul Blanco Tequila 750ml $19.95
Carreta de Oro Tequila Anejo 750ml $39.95
Casa Dragones Tequila Blanco 750ml $58.95
Casa Dragones Tequila Joven 750ml $279.95
Casa Noble Tequila Anejo 375ml $24.95
Casa Noble Tequila Anejo 750ml $49.95
Casa Noble Tequila Extra Anejo $99.95
Casa Noble Tequila Blanco USDA Organic 375ml $15.95
Casa Noble Tequila Blanco USDA Organic 750ml $39.95
Casa Noble Tequila Reposado 375ml $19.95
Casamigos Tequila Anejo 750ml $49.95
Casamigos Tequila Anejo 375ml $24.95
Casamigos Tequila Blanco 375ml $19.95
Casamigos Tequila Blanco 750ml $39.95
Casamigos Tequila Reposado 750ml $44.95
Casino Azul Tequila Limited Edition Trio 750ml BY ORDERS ONLY $199.95
Casino Azul Tequila Anejo Gift Box 750ml $39.95
Casino Azul Tequila Extra Ultra Premium Anejo Gift Box 750ml $49.95
Cava De Oro Extra Anejo Tequila 750ml $99.95
Cazadores Tequila Extra Anejo 750ml $54.95
Cazadores Tequila Reposado 750ml $19.95
Certeza Tequila Blanco 750ml $19.95
Certeza Tequila Reposado 750ml $24.95
Chaya Anejo Tequila 375ml $14.95
Chaya Silver Tequila 375ml $9.95
Chinaco Tequila Blanco 750ml $24.95
Clase Azul Mezcal Durango $249.95
Clase Azul Tequila Anejo 750ml $399.95
Clase Azul Tequila Plata 750ml $64.95
Clase Azul Tequila Reposado 750ml $74.95
Clase Azul Tequila La Pinta Pomegranate Liqueur 750ml $39.95
Clase Azul Tequila Ultra 750ml $1599.95
Coa De Jima Tequila Reposado 100% Agave Azul 750ml $16.95
Coa De Jima Tequila Reposado 100% Agave Azul 1.75 liter $26.95
Coa De Jima Tequila Silver 100% Agave Azul 750ml $16.95
Coa De Jima Tequila Silver 100% Agave Azul 1.75 liter $26.95
Corazon Expresiones Buffalo Trace Reposado Tequila 750ml $99.95
Corralejo Tequila Anejo 750ml $34.95
Corralejo Tequila Reposado 750ml $24.95
Corralejo Tequila Silver 750ml $19.95
Corralejo Tequila Triple Destilado Reposado 750ml $29.95
Corzo Tequila Anejo 750ml $59.95
Corzo Silver Tequila 750ml $44.95
Decada Silver Tequila 70ml $39.95
Del Maguey Arroqueno Single Village Mezcal 750ml $109.95
Del Maguey Albarradas Single Vineyard Mezcal 750ml $74.95
Del Maguey Chichicapa Single Vineyard Mezcal 750ml $74.95
Del Maguey Crema Mezcal 750ml $19.95
Del Maguey Minero Single Vineyard Mezcal 750ml $74.95
Del Maguey 100% Tobala Mezcal The Wild Maguey 750ml $129.95
Del Maguey Vida Mezcal 750ml $34.95
Deleon Diamante Tequila 750ml $99.95
Deleon Extra Anejo Tequila 750ml $349.95
Deleon Platinum Tequila 750ml $29.95
Deleon Reposado Tequila 750ml $34.95
Don Abraham Extra Anejo Organic Tequila 750ml $79.95
Don Fulano Tequila Anejo 750ml $99.95
Don Fulano Tequila Blanco Fuerre 100 proof 750ml $59.95
Don Fulano Tequila Imperial Extra Anejo 750ml Temp Out Of Stock $139.95
Don Julio Tequila 1942 750ml $139.95
Don Julio Tequila 70th Anejo Blanco 750ml $59.95
Don Julio Tequila Anejo 375ml $34.95
Don Julio Tequila Anejo 750ml $54.95
Don Julio Tequila Blanco 375ml $25.95
Don Julio Tequila Blanco 750ml $44.95
Don Julio Tequila Real 750ml $369.95
Don Julio Tequila Reposado 375ml $29.95
Don Julio Tequila Reposado 750ml $49.95
Dos Armadillos Extra Anejo Super Premium Tequila 750ml $699.95
Dos Artes Blanco Tequila 1.75 liter $139.95
Dos Artes Extra Anejo Tequila American Oak 1 liter $109.95
Dos Artes Extra Anejo Tequila American Oak 1.75 liter $159.95
Dos Manos Extra Anejo Tequila American Oak 750ml $89.95
Dulce Vida Organic Anejo Tequila 100 proof 750ml $34.95
Dulce Vida Organic Blanco Tequila 100 proof 750ml $24.95
Dulce Vida Organic Extra Anejo Tequila 750ml $99.95
Dulce Vida Organic Lime Tequila 750ml $19.95
Dulce Vida Organic Reposado Tequila 750ml $29.95
El Cachanilla Tequila Extra Anejo Special Edition 750ml Temp Out Of Stock $79.95
El Charro Tequila Anejo 100% Puro De Agave 750ml $19.95
El Charro Tequila Reposado 100% Puro De Agave 750ml $11.95
El Charro Tequila Silver 100% Puro De Agave 750ml $14.95
El Cartel Tequila Blanco 750ml $34.95
El Destilador Tequila Extra Anejo American Oak 750ml $49.95
El Destilador Tequila Extra Anejo French Oak 750ml $59.95
El Silencio Mezcal Joven 100% Agave 750ml $79.95
El Tesoro 70th Anniversary Extra Anejo 750ml $99.95
El Tesoro Anejo De Don Felipe Tequila 750ml $54.95
El Tesoro Platinum 750ml $49.95
El Destilador Extra Anejo American Oak Whiskey Barrels 750ml $49.95
El Destilador Extra Anejo French Oak Tequila 750ml $59.95
El Jimador Tequila Reposado Futbol 750ml $19.95
El Ultimo Tequila Reposado 50ml $0.95
Espolon Tequila Anejo 750ml $25.95
Espolon Tequila Blanco 750ml $19.95
Espolpn Tequila Extra Anejo Aged 6 Years 750ml $89.95
Espolon Tequila Reposado 750ml $19.95
Excellia Tequila Blanco 750ml $29.95
Fidencio Classico Mezcal 750ml $39.95
Fortaleza Tequila Anejo 750ml $89.95
Fortaleza Tequila Blanco 750ml $44.95
Frida Kahlo Tequila Reposado 750ml $39.95
Fuenteseca Extra Anejo Tequila 15 Years Old $449.95
Fuenteseca Extra Anejo Tequila 18 Years Old $599.95
Fuenteseca Extra Anejo Tequila 21 Years Old $899.95
Gran Centenario Tequila Anejo 750ml $32.95
Grand Leyenda Tequila Anejo 750ml $59.95
Grand Leyenda Tequila Reposado 750ml $39.95
Grand Leyenda Tequila Silver 750ml $29.95
Herencia Mexicana Anejo Tequila 750ml $49.95
Herradura Tequila Silver 750ml $29.95
Herradura Tequila Reserva 2012 Port Cask Finish Reposado 750ml $89.95
Herradura Tequila Reserva 2013 Cognac Finish Reposado 750ml $89.95
Herradura Tequila Reserva 2014 Scotch Cask Finish Reposado 750ml $79.95
Herradura Tequila Reserva 2015 Directo De Alambique Silver 110 Proof 750ml $79.95
Herradura Tequila Suprema 750ml $349.95
Herradura Ultra Anejo 750ml $54.95
Joel Richard Extra Anejo Tequila 750ml $79.95
Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold 1.75lt $19.95
Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold 200ml $5.95
Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold 375ml $9.95
Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold 50ml $1.83
Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold 750ml $16.95
Jose Cuervo Tequila Silver 200ml $5.95
Jose Cuervo Tequila Silver 50ml $1.83
Jose Cuervo Tequila Extra Reserva De La Familia Extra Anejo 750ml $139.95
Jose Cuervo Tequila Platino Reserva de La Familia 375ml $29.95
Jose Cuervo Tequila Platino Reserva de La Familia 750ml $49.95
Karma Tequila Anejo 750ml $59.95
Karma Tequila Silver 750ml $29.95
La Penca Mezcal With 2 Worms 750ml $24.95
Loma Azul Tequila Gran Reserva Anejo 750ml $39.95
Los Arango Tequila Blanco Kosher 750ml $39.95
Los Tres Tonos Tequila Anejo 750ml $49.95
Los Tres Tonos Tequila Blanco 750ml $34.95
Los Tres Tonos Extra Anejo Three Years Old Tequila 750ml $59.95
Luna Malvada Tequila Plata 750ml $29.95
Luna Malvada Tequila Reposado 750ml $34.95
Maestro Dobel Silver Tequila 200ml $5.95
Maestro Dobel Silver Tequila 375ml $9.95
Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila 200ml $9.95
Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila 375ml $19.95
Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila 750ml $39.95
Marca Negra Espadin Mezcal 750ml $59.95
Mezcal Vago Tepeztate Mexico $99.95
Mezcal Vago Tobala Mexico $119.95
Milagro Anejo Select Barrel Reserve Tequila 750ml $99.95
Milagro Anejo Tequila 750ml $37.95
Milagro Reposado Tequila 750ml $24.95
Milagro Silver Tequila 750ml $19.95
Nicho Real Tequila 5 Years Old In French Barrel 750ml $89.95
Nyla Organic Tequila Silver 750ml $49.95
Number Juan Extra Anejo Tequila 750ml $79.95
Pasion Secreta Extra Anejo Tequila 750ml $79.95
Patron Tequila 5 Anos Extra Anejo $199.95
Patron Tequila 7 Anos Extra Anejo $299.95
Patron Tequila Anejo 1.75 liter $114.95
Patron Tequila Anejo 375ml $24.95
Patron Tequila Anejo 50ml $7.95
Patron Tequila Anejo 750ml $54.95
Patron Tequila Gran Burdeos 750ml $449.95
Patron Tequila Gran Piedra Extra Anejo 750ml $349.95
Patron Tequila Gran Platinum 750ml $149.95
Patron Tequila Guillermo Del Toro $399.95
Patron Tequila Reposado 200ml $13.95
Patron Tequila Reposado 375ml $19.95
Patron Tequila Reposado 50ml $7.95
Patron Tequila Reposado 750ml $44.95
Patron Tequila Roca Anejo 750ml $79.95
Patron Tequila Roca Silver 750ml $69.95
Patron Tequila Silver Limited Edition 1 Liter $59.95
Patron Tequila Silver 1.75 liter $99.95
Patron Tequila Silver 200ml $12.95
Patron Tequila Silver 375ml $19.95
Patron Tequila Silver 50ml $5.95
Patron Tequila Silver 6Pk 50ml $39.95
Patron Tequila Silver 750ml $39.95
Peligroso Tequila Anejo 375ml $19.95
Peligroso Tequila Anejo 750ml $34.95
Peligroso Tequila Cinnamon 750ml $11.95
Peligroso Tequila Reposado 375ml $19.95
Peligroso Tequila Silver 375ml $9.95
Peligroso Tequila Silver 750ml $24.95
Peloton De La Muenter Mezcal 1 liter $39.95
Pierde Almas Botanicals Mezcal Joven 100% Agave 45% Alc. Vol. Mexico 750ml $99.95
Pierde Almas Conejo Mezcal Joven 100% Agave 51% Mexico 750ml $129.95
Pierde Almas Dobadaan Mezcal Joven 100% Agave 50.2% Alc. Vol. Mexico 750ml $84.95
Pierde Almas Espadin Mezcal Joven 100% Agave 50.2% Alc. Vol. Mexico 750ml $49.95
Pierde Almas Pechuga Mezcal Joven 100% Agave 50.3%Mexico 750ml $129.95
Pierde Almas Tobaziche Mezcal Joven 100% Agave 45.1% Alc. Vol. Mexico 750ml $99.95
Purasangre Extra Anejo Gran Reserva Tequila 5 Anos $129.95
Rey De Copas Tequila Anejo 750ml $49.95
Revolucion Tequila Extra Anejo 750ml $69.95
Sacrificio Mezcal Reposado 750ml $44.95
Santo Puro Mezquila Mexico $49.95
Sauza Tequila Blanco Tequila 375ml $6.95
Sauza Tequila Gold 750ml $9.95
Sauza Tequila Silver 750ml $9.95
Sauza Tequila Silver 1.75 liter $19.95
Sauza Tequila Gold 1.75 liter $19.95
Sauza Tequila Hornitos Plata 750ml $14.95
Sauza Tequila Hornitos Anejo 750ml $24.95
Sauza Tequila Hornitos Reposado 200ml $7.95
Sauza Tequila Hornitos Reposado 750ml $19.95
Sin Riva Tequila Extra Anejo 750ml $89.95
Sombra Mezcal Joven Mexico $34.95
Tapatio Tequila Excelencia Extra Anejo 1 liter $169.95
Tears Of Llorona Extra Anejo Tequila 1 liter $249.95
Tears Of Llorona Extra Anejo Tequila 375ml $109.95
Tequila Cabeza Blanco 750ml $34.95
Tierra Azteca Tequila Blanco 750ml $14.95
Tanteo Jalapeno Infused 100% De Agave Tequila 750ml $39.95
Yuu Baal Mezcal Anejo Espadin $54.95
Yuu Baal Mezcal Joven Espadin $34.95
Yuu Baal Mezcal Joven Tepeztate $129.95
Yuu Baal Mezcal Joven Tobala $119.95
Zignum Mezcal Anejo Mexico 750ml $49.95
Zignum Mezcal Reposado Mexico 750ml $29.95
Zignum Mezcal Silver Mexico 750ml $24.95