History Of Tequila

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The Aging Process

The designation of Blanco, Reposado and Añejo is determined by the amount of time the distilled spirit spends in oak barrels. Blanco tequilas may rest for up to 60 days or be bottled right away. Reposados and Añejos spend more time in the barrels, resulting in darker colors and greater complexity.

American oak barrels that were once used for aging bourbon are traditionally used to age tequila. Although any used barrel can hold the tequila, French and American oak barrels give the tequila more character.