What is Tequila? Pronounced /təˈkēlə/ audio icon Tequila is a distilled beverage made from the blue weber agave; Mexico’s native spirit.

Tequila Origins

Tequila can only be made in 180 municipalities in five different states covering 27 million acres in Mexico. The largest majority is produced in the highlands of Mexico’s Jalisco state. The production of tequila can only be found here because it is the place of origin. This is designed to protect it both geographically and agriculturally. Ironically, the U.S. leads the way in tequila consumption, nearly doubling its home country of Mexico.

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According to the Distilled Spirits Council, Tequila sales volume has grown about 72% in the last 10 years. Though this fine clear spirit is made in Mexico, the U.S. consumes almost twice as much as their friends south of the border.

The Top 10 U.S. for Tequila consumption are,

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Texas

Check out the infographic below from the Distilled Spirits Council to learn more about Tequila. Feel free to use the embed code at the bottom of this page to copy this infographic to your site.

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