Different Types of Tequila
Every type of alcohol is made up of several different variations. They usually exhibit subtle to boldly different flavors, aromas, and even effects. Some are more refined and high-end. They may also be a little bit pricier. But each variant has its own story. When it comes to tequila, let Jalisco Mexican Grill share it with our neighbors:
Blanco is also known as White, Silver, or Plata. It is the youngest and purest of all types of tequila. It is made of 100% blue agave. It is best in cocktails for its raw, bold flavor.
This is also referred to as Gold or Oro. This type of tequila has a rich brown or golden color. It is blended with sugar, caramel flavorings and colorings, oak extracts, and sometimes even scotch.
The word Reposado means “aged” in Spanish. So obviously, this tequila is aged a bit longer than the first 2 (though not as long as the last 2). Two months to a year is the timeframe for this one. Its flavor is between Blanco and Joven.
Anejo means “old” in Spanish. 1 to 3 years in oak barrels is how this tequila spends its early life. It is aged in small (600-liter max) batches to maximize the color and flavor.
This tequila is exactly what its name presents; “Ultra Aged”. This is the tequila which is leftover in the barrel for 3+ years. It’s cut with water to make a more extensive and smooth flavor than “old” tequila.
If you have a taste for quality tequila, as well as some of the best margaritas in town, come by and see us at Jalisco Mexican Grill. With our numerous food options and a great drink menu, along with our friendly staff, you can make any meal a celebration. Come visit us at 8389 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238. Or, give us a call at 941.217.4536.