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Tequila is an alcoholic drink made from the distilled agave plant. The general group of alcoholic drinks made from the agave plant are referred to as mescal, of which tequila is a specific and regulated form.

Agave is not, as is commonly thought, a cactus, but is actually a large succulent more closely related to lilies. There are hundreds of species of agave, many of which are radically different from one another. One of the most well-known species of agave is the century plant, often found in gardens throughout the world. Tequila is made from a species of agave called blue agave, or Agave tequilana.

The best tequilas are made solely from agave and are usually labeled as being 100%.

History of Tequila

Many archaeologists believe that the agave plant has been cultivated by humans for nearly 9,000 years, and the first evidence for an alcoholic drink made from it dates back to the time of the Spanish Conquistadors nearly 500 years ago, who distilled the native pulque drink into a stronger liquor.

By the 17th century, tequila was being mass produced and sold throughout Mexico. The modern tequila has its origins somewhat later, around 1800, when tequila began to be mass produced using methods that are almost identical to those used by many modern producers. Some of these original batches of tequila have survived and are still available for sale.

In the past decade, tequila has seen increased international popularity, with worldwide sales skyrocketing.

The popularized inclusion of a worm in the bottom of a bottle of tequila has its origins in the 1940s, when it was introduced as a marketing ploy. The worm is meant to be the larvae of a moth that sometimes infests the agave plant, whose presence denoted a sub-par quality tequila. In recent years, tequila manufacturers have struggled to remove the myth of the worm from the minds of their drinkers, as they attempt to improve the image of the drink.


 

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