Tequila (; Spanish: teˈkila) is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands (Los Altos de Jalisco) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

The red volcanic soils in the region of Tequila are well suited for growing the blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year. Agave grows differently depending on the region. Blue agaves grown in the highlands Los Altos region are larger and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the valley region have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor. Due to its historical and cultural importance, the region near Tequila was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006, the Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila.

Mexican laws state that tequila can only be produced in the state of Jalisco and limited municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Tequila is recognized as a Mexican designation of origin product in more than 40 countries. It was protected through NAFTA in Canada and the United States until July 2020, through bilateral agreements with individual countries such as Japan and Israel, and has been a protected designation of origin product in the European Union since 1997.Aside from its geographical distinction, tequila is differentiated from mezcal in that it is made only from blue agave and the beverages are prepared in different ways. Tequila is commonly served neat in Mexico and as a shot with salt and lime around the world. Tequila must have between 35 and 55 percent alcohol content (70 and 110 U.S. proof).


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Hit Songwriter Nicolle Galyon to Release Debut Album, ‘firstborn’: Exclusive

Nicolle Galyon has contributed to hit songs including Miranda Lambert's "Automatic" and Dan+Shay's "Tequila."

June 1, 2022

Mau y Ricky Drown Their Sorrows With Mexican Singer Carin León in Tequila-Soaked ‘Llorar y Llorar’

"We feel that we are finally connecting our music with a sound that has been part of our lives since we were children," Ricky says of the collaboration

April 22, 2022

Grupo Firme Gives Harry Styles’ ‘Watermelon Sugar’ a Tequila-Infused Banda Twist

The Mexican band had laughed at the Styles-related memes about the group after Coachella announced both artists were performing on the same day

April 19, 2022

Kindergartner Brought Mixed Tequila Drink to School and Shared It With Classmates

A kindergartner reportedly brought a pre-mixed tequila drink into their classroom, poured it out into small cups, and distributed it to four students.

April 13, 2022

Lorde Reveals She Used To ‘Chew a Gummy or Drink a Tequila’ to Combat Stage Fright on Tour

"I used to come offstage and feel like I had stepped from one planet onto another," wrote Lorde.

March 19, 2022

Tequila! Wet Leg, Los Bitchos Show SXSW How to Party

Highlights from Day 4 of SXSW — from the Zambian group Witch to a heavy-metal panel

December 2, 2021

Old Dominion Fractured During the Pandemic. Therapy Helped Save Them

"It was all the work of being in a band without any of the joy of being in a band," says the group's Trevor Rosen. Old D titled their new album Time, Tequila & Therapy

September 23, 2021

Myke Towers & Rauw Alejandro Talk Humble Beginnings at ‘Mano a Mano’ Panel During Latin Music Week

Presented by Patron Tequila, Myke Towers and Rauw Alejandro came together for a mano a mano where they reflected on the early days of their career.

September 15, 2021

George Strait Launches Special-Edition Tequila: ‘Our Goal is to Share the Best Tequila With the World’

Country legend George Strait is talking tequila for his latest release -- a limited-edition Double Barrel: Rosa-Reposado expression for his popular Código 1530 Tequila brand.

July 25, 2021

Normani Performs ‘Wild Side’ for the First Time at Don Julio’s Casa Primavera Event

Normani celebrated National Tequila Day on Saturday (July 24) in a big way.

June 10, 2021

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall Sing ‘Tequila Does’ on 2021 CMT Awards

Campfire performance highlights the trio's 'Marfa Tapes' album and previews CMT's new series 'Campfire Sessions'


Salta!!! (Edit / En Directo En El WiZink Center / Madrid / 2018)

July 4, 2019

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Adiós, Tequila! En Vivo (En Directo En El WiZink Center / Madrid / 2018)

February 1, 2019

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Me Vuelvo Loco (En Directo En El WiZink Center / Madrid / 2018)

January 18, 2019

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Yo Quería Ser Normal (Canción Original De La Película "Superlópez")

November 23, 2018

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Esencial Tequila

June 8, 2018

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Vuelve Tequila

June 3, 2008

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November 16, 1998

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Confidencial/New Booklet

January 4, 1981

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Viva Tequila/New Booklet

January 4, 1980

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Rock And Roll/New Booklet

January 4, 1979

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Matricula De Honor/New Booklet

January 4, 1978

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