The CRT (Consejo Regulador del Tequila), the official Mexican board responsible for Tequila, defines 2 categories of Tequila:
- Tequila: In the case of "standard" Tequila, at least 51% of the sugar that is fermented has to originate from the Blue Weber Agave. The remaining sugar can originate from totally different plants than agave, such as corn or sugar cane. This type of Tequila is colloquially also called "Mixto".
- Tequila 100% de Agave: For this type of Tequila, only Blue Weber Agave may be used. All of the processed sugar thus originates from agave, and adding any other type of sugar in the fermentation is strictly forbidden!
The bottling is subject to stronger regulation as well: Bottling must be under the control of the producer and has to be conducted within the locality for which the respective Tequila producer has been registered.
So what is the tangible difference between Tequila and Tequila 100% de Agave?
100% de Agave Tequila distinguishes itself by a refined agave taste and high authenticity. As only agave is used in the production, 100% de Agave Tequila is a pure agave spirit, unlike other Tequilas where only a part of the aroma represents agave. 100% de Agave Tequila is thus characterized by a pure, clear agave aroma.
As 100% de Agave Tequila is always bottled in Mexico, one can be sure that the strict quality standards regarding 100% de Agave Tequila are met anywhere in the world.
100% de Agave Tequila is thus an excellent choice for demanding connoisseurs. Enjoy our TOPANITO Tequila 100% de Agave and you will taste the difference!