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Vinoble is proud to present a great selection of Tequila Hong Kong. The national drink of Mexico is a protected brand produced in the State of Jalisco from 100% Blue Agave. Aztecs in the area had been fermenting Agave cactus for centuries, but Spanish colonials brought the process of distillation to the mix, and by the early 20th century, Tequila had solidified its identity as a truly Mexican libation. Jimadores harvest the Agave, specifically the starchy piñas, which contains the sugars needed for making alcohol. After fermentation and distillation, Tequila is either bottled as a white blanco or 'silver' tequila, aged for a few months (Reposado), or for a year for the Añejo tequila. More recently Extra Añejo was established by the Mexican authorities, requiring 3 years maturation in oak. Only white oak is used. Traditionally, in some areas, a worm was added to the bottle. This did not impart any flavor (or hallucinogenic effects) as is popularly believed, but proved the strength of the spirit, as the worm would not decompose if the proof was high enough. Internationally, tequila is a popular base for cocktails such as the margarita or tequila sunrise. When consumed neat, salt and lime are often paired on the side, though this is not considered appropriate in Mexico. Similar to Tequila, Mezcal is an agave based spirit, however it does not have to come fro Jalisco, and it can be made from any type of agave. The particularly wide range of Agave species means that Mezcal can have quite a bit of stylistic variation. The Mezcal industry is less developed and globalized than it is for Tequila, and many small co-op farms still produce Mezcal on a very local scale.


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