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Tequila makes the perfect companion to the spiciness of chilies in Mexican food. At Tortilla Flats we have over 30 Different tequilas to meet the tastes of everyone. Tequilas take there taste from the types of agave and the differences in aging.

Tequilas are labeled Blanco, Reposado, or Anejo to differentiate between the lengths of time they are aged.

Blanco has not been aged at all. Some manufacturers choose to triple distill this grade of Tequila for a smoother flavor and will use the term Silver.

Reposado means rested. This Tequila can be aged from three months to a year and will develop in complexity as it ages. The Reposado barrels, called pipon, are usually made of white oak and accommodate Tequila batches of up to 10,000 liters.

Anejo has been aged at least one year in batches of no more than 200 liters. During aging this Tequila acquires distinct and subtle aromas particular to its maker as well as to the barrels in which it has been aged. In addition to traditional oak barrels the manufacturer may choose to age their Tequila in barrels previously used for aging wine, whiskey, or Cognac.

The town of Tequila has given its name to Mexico's most celebrated spirit just as Cognac bears the name of the French town of its origin.

The Mexican Law of Industrial Protection protects the name Tequila, and in accordance with the rulings issued by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce Tequila production is restricted mainly to four states in Mexico: Jalisco, Guanajuato, Nayarit and Tamaulipas.

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