Learn about Tequila and Agave
Agave tequilana, also known as agave plant, is an important product of Jalisco. It’s the base ingredient of tequila. The plant produces a lot of agavins, which are one of the core characteristics that make it suitable as an alcohol beverage. The tequila agave is native to the states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit, and Aguascalientes in Mexico. The plant favors altitudes of more 5000 feet. It grows in rich and sandy soils.
Blue agave plants grow sprout a stalk, when 5 years old, which can grow an additional 16 feet. They are topped with yellow flowers. Tequila is made by removing the heart of the plant in its 7th to 14th year. Harvested hearts usually weigh 80-200 pounds. The heart is stripped of its leaves and heated to convert the inulin to sugars in it. The roasted core is pressed, or crushed, in order to release the liquid called aguamiel, which is fermented and distilled into alcohol.
Patron silver Tequila is a crystal clear tequila, which is light, and has a freshness to its taste. It’s very smooth, and it has a slight oaky flavor. It’s very easy on the palate, and a pleasure to drink.
History and Origins of Patron Silver tequila
This is a high quality tequila brand. It’s made by the Patron Spirits Company in Mexico. Like all other tequilas, it’s made from the “Maguey,” of the blue agave. The drink was first made by John Paul Dejoria, and Martin Crowley, in 1989, at Jalisco, Mexico. It’s considered one of the top selling tequila‘s of the world, and the first premium tequila.
This tequila is incredibly successful, and has grown to become one of the most valuable liquor brands in the world. The idea to start this liquor brand started when Martin Crowley brought a hand-blown bottle of tequila as a gift to John Paul. Martin proposed the idea, and they went on to create a remarkable brand. The first manufactured 12000 bottles, and sold each one for $37 per bottle.
Each Patron Silver tequila bottle is hand-labeled, and undergoes a strict implementation inspection, before leaving the distillery. More than 30 people touch and inspect the bottle before the bottles are delivered to their respective destinations.
Patron uses the traditional stone wheel, known as the Tahona, to crush the agave.
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