National Tequila Day
We hear you, there seems to be a 'National Day' for everything BUT can you blame us for being excited about National Tequila Day (July 24th, 2022).
So, what is National Tequila Day? It's not an official holiday and there seems to be no written evidence about the history of this day (if there was some history, perhaps the tequila day pioneer had one too many to take notes). Here's what we do know: we're all looking for a reason to slow down, gather with friends, and enjoy our favorite tequila. National Tequila Day is just one good reason to do so.
If we can leave you with anything useful, may it be a few facts about tequila:
- Tequila is made from agave.
- Agave is harvested using a tool called a 'coa de jima' and a 'jimador' is the name for a farmer who harvests agave plants.
- To be named tequila, it must be produced inside the Mexican state of Jalisco, or some areas of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Any agave-based distilled spirit outside those regions is called 'mezcal'.
- By default, tequila is a pro at taking it slow. Your tequila took a long time to get in your hands and that's why we really encourage you to sip and savor what's in your glass. Solento allows its agave plants to grow for 7-10 years and if it's an aged expression like Reposado or Añejo - add another 1-3 years (due to its time in barrels).
- Similar to wine, each harvest will have a slightly different taste based on the conditions of the seasons.
- Unfortunately, there are four types of additives that are allowed by law in "100% agave tequilas"; sugar-based syrup, glycerin, oak extract, and caramel color. That's a no thank you for us. We recommend selecting a tequila that is free from additives for a purist experience (such as Solento.)