What does “100% de agave” mean?

tequila antiguo What does 100% de agave mean?Pure tequila is made only from the juices derived from Agave tequilana Weber, blue variety, and its label bears the legend “100% agave”.

If a tequila label does not bear the 100% agave label, it is a blended tequila, meaning that the agave juices have been combined with sugars from other sources.

For many years, Mexican regulations allowed tequilas to contain a minimum of 51% agave and a maximum of 49% other sugars. But the regulations were modified some time ago, and now, in order to be considered tequila, a distillate must contain a minimum of 60% agave.


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