tequila, Jalisco

Tequila, Jalisco is a mixture of ancient history, traditions, and modernized industry. It sits forty-five miles from the second largest city in the country, engine to one of the biggest national industries and according to many, the soul of Mexico. Its original inhabitants were the Chichimecas and the Otomi tribes.  A fermented beverage made from …

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‘Tequila Free of Deforestation’ Jalisco is one of the Mexican states with the most loss of forests and jungles due to their conversion into agricultural land. It is estimated that 40,000 acres of wild land are taken over annually for commercial purposes, mainly for the plantation of Blue Agave. To try and curb the encroachment, …

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According to rules and regulations set by the CRT (the body that regulates everything tequila) distilled blue agave can only be called tequila if it has been harvested from one of six Mexican states. It used to be only Jalisco but in the early 2000s, thanks to global demand and a devastating plague, the regulations …

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