Tequila and Spirits

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The Brief History of Tequila

A fermented beverage from the agave plant known as pulque was consumed in pre-Columbian central Mexico before European contact.

There are archeological data that backs the origins and importance of agave back to 300 A.D. when antique civilizations revered the plant as a deity named Mayahuel, the goddess of fertility. They used the blue agave plant to produce their ceremonial wine known as Pulque.

During the colonization events, the Spanish colonizers ran out of Brandy, they were not used to the strong taste of the ferment native drink, and they discovered that the drinks made from the agave could be distilled, completing the process of producing Tequila.