What are the different types of tequila?
One of the most popular party spirits for sale online in the Philippines is tequila. This distilled alcoholic beverage contains at least 51% Weber blue agave and could only be produced from selected Mexican municipalities: Jalisco, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Today, no wild party is complete without tequila shots, but have you ever wondered about the different types of tequila?
There is still so much to learn about this globally recognized liquor that packs quite a punch at 38% to 40% alcohol by volume (ABV). If you want to upgrade your festive tequila nights, here are five types of tequila you should definitely not miss out on. Who knows, this guide just might help you find your ideal tequila bottle!
Blanco tequila, also commonly known as silver, white, or plata tequila, is just about the purest type of tequila that you can consume. This tequila is unaged, which means it is distilled and bottled without being placed inside an oak barrel.
If you have never tried drinking tequila yet, the Blanco would be a good tequila type to start with. Without the wooden influence, the liquor perfectly encapsulates the Weber blue agave’s natural flavor. On the palate, it is agave forward with notes of citrus and pepper with a long fiery finish.
To make sure that you get only the best Blanco tequila experience, try Clink’s Casa Noble Blanco. Made with 100% blue agave, it has a clean and crisp peppery taste with hints of citrus. Rest assured it will refresh your palate!
Reposado tequilas are aged inside bourbon barrels for a minimum of two months. Many reposado tequilas are aged between 60 to 364 days. With its clear wooden influence, the resulting flavor imparts a soft oak flavor with hints of agave and vanilla. It comes out of the barrels with a light straw color.
If you want to taste the goodness of a subtle, aged tequila, then the Reposado is your best option. It is ideal for mixing with cocktails and even for drinking neat. Try the Cazadores Reposado. As it is aged for up to one year, it carries less bite while still retaining the right balance of blue agave taste — perfect for flavorful cocktails!
Another Reposado worth checking out is the Patron Reposado. The Patron line of tequila has always been well-loved for their exquisite classy bottles and equally exquisite tequila flavors. The Patron Reposado is produced from 100% blue agave and carefully distilled in small batches. Each bottle goes through at least two months of aging and the resulting flavor is characterized by fresh agave, oak, citrus, and honey.
Joven tequilas, which means “young” in Spanish, is a distilled liquor also commonly known as “oro” tequila because of its distinctive golden color. Unlike the earlier tequila type, Jovens is not distilled 100% from blue agaves. Instead it is a “mixto” blended with unaged and aged tequilas such as Blanco, Reposado, or Añejo. The resulting mixture is a smooth liquor with citrus aromas and spice, pear, and vanilla flavors.
Sporting a dark golden color, the Jose Cuervo Gold is one of the most famous Joven tequilas made from blending reposado and blanco tequilas. Give it a sip and you’ll immediately catch its dry yet well-rounded flavors. It has a lasting spiced and toasted oak taste with clear hints of blue agave. On the nose, it gives off a dried herb scent with notes of fruit peels. Many drink the Jose Cuervo Gold for amping up celebrations because it is perfect for shots and making margarita cocktails at the same time.
Añejo tequila, which means “old” in Spanish, is one of the longest-aged types of tequila for a minimum of one year. You can try sipping on an Añejo that is aged three years inside French oak or bourbon barrels and you’ll immediately recognize it’s a robust yet smooth liquor.
Sporting a darker color, Añejo tequilas have a good balance of blue agave and oak flavors complemented by vanilla and butterscotch undertones. You won’t need to mix this liquor as a cocktail because it is the best drunk on its own. This is the key to avoiding overarching its rich flavor.
For tequila enthusiasts that love a rich lingering finish, the Casa Noble Anejo is an award-winning tequila to go for. It owes its rich flavor of spice and toasted oak to a triple-distillation method for two years in French oak barrels.
Now that you know about the different types of tequila, you can make the best cocktail mixes or just drink various tequila bottles for the best kind of fun. Need a bottle of tequila delivered right to your doorstep? Clink is your go-to for spirits for sale online in the Philippines. Click here to start ordering for your favorite bottles today and leave the delivery to us!