What keeps me passionated in the market of beverages is, that there is still something new to explore.
I thought I got a good overview of Tequila. Sure I am no more a bartender and neither a beverage manager - and cannot keep track of all latest "lit-brands".
On the other side, I thought that I am pretty solid with the production of Tequila and what makes good and what doesn't make good tequila. Boy was I wrong.
For anyone who knows reasonably well about spirits and tequila, the point, that 100% agave tequila is better than mixtos (which are a mixture between >51% sugars fermented from agave and >49% other sugars (normally sugar cane) was really clear to me.
However I stumbled upon the method of Acid-Thermal Hydrolysis on Tequilamatchmaker.com.
As I haven't heard about it, I googled it and found on longislandloutequila.com this very passionate comment about the process:
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Since I am reading and learning about spirits and tequila, I never heard about this Diffuser method and about Acid-Thermal Hydrolysis.
However I was slightly surprised about the big difference in quality when it comes to tequilas even from the same distillery (and even if both tequilas are 100% agave tequilas).
For example El Jimador - which is 100% agave - in my eyes passable, but not great and Herradura Plata, which is a real enjoyable tequila. Obviously the Herradura is more expensive - but both tequilas are blancos (hence minimal aged - the Herradura for sure a bit more aged than most other blancos) - but there is definitely a huge quality difference. Now it makes sense.
So here you have got it. I am sure, that I didn't broke any news for tequila buffs. But for the rest of us bar-people, who know some brands and like to consume one or the other, I hope that I could point to the right direction.
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