Difference between Blanco Tequila and Reposado Tequila

Tequila is an alcoholic beverage obtained through the fermentation and distillation processes of blue agave, a type of maguey. Tequila must be made exclusively from blue tequila ( agave tequiliana weber ) and sugars in some cases. If it is not prepared with this type of agave, it cannot be called tequila, but instead will have other names such as aguardiente or  mezcal . Tequila is originally from Mexico and thanks to its denomination of origin it can only be manufactured in this country.

Within the world of tequila production, there are a couple of categories. These are the abocante tequila and the 100% agave. These in turn are classified into white, reserve, young, extra-aged, aged and reposado tequila. These last classifications have to do with the time they spend in barrels. Two of the most popular are white tequila and reposado tequila.

Comparison table

Rested Tequila
White Tequila
What is it? Reposado tequila can be abocado. At first, tequila reposado is white tequila, the difference is the type of rest that is given to it to become a reposado. White tequila is the distillate when it does not spend time in the barrel. As it is not aged, it does not take on color, so it remains “white” (it looks like water). White tequila is bottled immediately after distillation.
Maturation This type of tequila is subject to a maturation process of at least two months and up to a year. This must be carried out in oak or oak barrels. There must be direct contact between the liquid and the wood. White tequila does not go through any maturation process, it is not aged and it does not rest. This is the immediate product of tequila distillation. Its flavor, therefore, is different from that of other types of tequila.
Alcohol content The reposado has a graduation from 30 ° to 50 °GL. As for white tequila, it has a graduation that goes between 35 ° to 55 °GL.

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