Over the years, liquor has been striking as the treasured beverage of people but there are liquor lovers who are very definitive about their preference of booze. For example : some of you might be cemented on a particular brand of spirits or beers and you do not belong keep on trying different liquors.
But, if you are disinterested in drinking the same drink repeatedly and willing to taste some popular brands of tequila, then we have a list for you of the top 5 best tequila brands from where you can choose your drink.
Before we directly jump onto the list of popular brands of Tequila, we will go through a summarized chapter on how tequila is made.
The agave plant takes up to ]several years to grow fully and each agave plant is harvested by hand, no machinery is used for the harvesting process. After the plant reaches its maturity level that is grown fully, the harvesters cut the plant from its roots, cutting all leaves present in the spike form. After removing all the attached leaves, the core that remains is known by the name of “Pina” - the main raw material required for making tequila.
Once these pinas reach the factory, they get cut into pieces of equal sizes and then they are put inside the oven made of bricks for the baking process which takes a few days. Once the baking process is completed, the pinas are then doused with water and crushed from which a sweet syrup is released which is known as the agave juice. In the agave water, yeast is added and the water is then kept for fermentation.
Once the fermentation is done, the water is converted into a agave beer which is sweet in taste and alcoholic in very less amount. That agave beer is further distilled which results in becoming tequila.
Manufactured in Mexico city, Don Julio is one of the most popular tequila brands that is sold worldwide in large amounts. The brand got its name “Don Julio” after Don Julio Gonzalez-Frausto Estrada the founder of this brand started distilling the tequila in the year 1942.
At the age of 17, he started experimenting to make different types of drinks from tequila and for the next 40 years of his life he experimented endless procedure to manufacture the finest tequila starting from the harvesting of plants to selling the product.
Located in Amatitan Jalisco, Mexico - Tequila Herradura is an association that serves the best tequila. Founded in 1870 by Felix Lopez, the business got established in such a divine manner that from the past 150 years till date, the business is still running successfully. The entire business is now handled by Brown-Forman however the manufacturing process of tequila still happens at the previous location and is taken care of by a Mexican subsidiary.
The company provides surety that the tequila products sold by the name of Herradura are 100% agave and they also manufactures other tequila products like Jimador, New Mix which are considered as the best selling tequila in Mexico city.
The Patron brand tequila is manufactured in the Patron Spirits Company that is located in Mexico city. The company offers varieties of tequila to their customers like Gran Patron Platinum, Gran Patron Burdeos, Patron Silver, Patron Reposado and more. So, if you are picking up the Patron brand to try tequila for the first time, you are going to have multiple options to choose from.
Clase Azul is one of the most authentic tequila brands that provides tequila in bottles that are handcrafted and looks incredible. The firm is located at the Santa Maria Canchesda which is a small town in the Mexican region and has more than 100 artists and makes who effortlessly manufactures tequila as well as decorates the handcrafted bottles.
Popular as the best Mexican tequila brand, the owner of the 1800 Tequila is the Beckmann Family. They are not only the owner of the 1800 Tequila but also owns the Jose Cuervo, which is yet another popular Tequila brand.
The manufacturing of the tequila bottles are done in Jalisco, Mexico. The tequila was first harvested in the oak casks when the 1800s’ was going on and this is how this brand kept their name as 1800 Tequila. The country United States imports the brand and sells it worldwide through Beckmann family’s distribution company Proximo Spirits which is located in the US.
Tequila is indeed one of the purest forms of alcohol that one should try at least once in their life. If you have never tried it, do it once in your life, you will love it for sure.