There are several kinds of tequila: Blanco, Oro(Gold), Reposado, Añejo & Antiguo. Remember you can find all these kinds of tequila here at the Tequila Factory.
Blanco tequila is crystal-clear. It is obtained from the second distillation. Many connoisseurs prefer it for its pure flavor.
Reposado tequila is produced from blanco tequila which has been aged in barrels for no less than two months. It has a woody color and a slightly smoother flavor than blanco, and is the most popular kind of tequila.
Añejo tequila is aged at least one year in wooden barrels. It is widely recommended as the best tequila for first-time drinkers.
Antiguo tequila is aged in barrels for three to five year, resulting in a woody flavor which predominates over that of the agave.
Triple distilled tequila is more refined with a much smother boque, for those who are new to tequila tasting. Normally tequila is twice distilled, but a triple distilling gives it its unique properties, thou many say it looses the agave flavor. It can also be rested in barrels. From a triple distilled tequila you can have blanco or reposado triple distilled.
Oro or Gold tequila contains artificial color and burnt sugar, which gives it a smoother flavor.
Note: don’t start your tequila tasting journey with this tequila because it is not 100% agave, in its fermentation process at least 51% of its sugars that will be turned into alchohol come from the agave plant and 49% of cane or other sugars, and if you drink to much of this kind of tequila it will give you a nasty headache in the morning or even worse make you hate tequila for life. Many cheap commercial tequilas (cuervo for example) will not tell you but there actually Gold, not 100% agave.