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Hola Tequila!

National Tequila Day is dedicated to recognizing Tequila, a distilled alcohol made from the blue agave plant. Tequila is the main alcohol ingredient in a Margarita.  Blue agave plants produce sugars such as fructose, which are ideal for preparing tequila.  The plant only grows in the rich and sandy soil of Jalisco, Mexico at altitudes of 1,500 meters. The origins of National Tequila Day are not well understood,  however, it appears that National Tequila Day began to emerge around the late 1990s. This Observance is celebrated every year on July 24.


Hola Tequila!

Bob Papke

A 25 year Sammamish / Eastside resident who loves to help others realize their real estate dreams...

A 25 year Sammamish / Eastside resident who loves to help others realize their real estate dreams...

Jul 22 3 minutes read

The Most Expensive Tequila

According to Guinness World Records, the most expensive bottle of tequila was worth $225,000 in 2006.  The Platinum & White Gold Tequila bottle was sold by Tequila Ley .925 to a private collector.  The tequila was harvested from 100% blue agave plants that had been aged 6 years.

Tequila Country

As per the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (Tequila Regulatory Council), Mexico produced 118.9 million liters of 100% pure agave tequila, of which 77.9 million liters were exported.

Making Tequila

To make tequila, the heart or piña of the plant is removed when the plant is approximately 12 years old, and weighs around 40-90kg.  The heart is then heated to extract sap which is fermented and distilled into tequila.  According to history, the Aztecs created fermented beverages from the agave plant prior to arrival of Spaniards in 1521.

On the Rise

During prohibition, tequila became more popular because smuggling liquor into the country was easiest from Mexico.

Drink Moderately

As per the Official Mexican Standard for Tequila (NOM-006-SCFI-2005), the alcohol content of tequila ranges from 35-55%.

What to Do on this Event

1. Try the World's Best Tequila.  Winner of the World's Best Tequila Award 2015, 1800 Anejo is produced by La Rojena. 

2. Attend a Tequila festival - Day of the Dead Tequila Festival, South Florida Tequila Festival, and Northwest Tequila Fest. 

3. Our tequila distilleries along the tequila trail in Jalisco, Mexico. The distilleries offer insight into the production process and offer ample opportunity to sample a variety of tequilas.

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