1800 Tequila

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1800 Tequila is a brand of tequila owned by the Jose Cuervo company. The name "1800" is derived from the year 1800, which is believed to be the year when aged tequila was first produced. The brand offers a variety of tequilas, including Silver, Reserva Reposado, Reserva Añejo, and Colección.

History[edit | edit source]

The 1800 Tequila brand was launched in 1975 by the Jose Cuervo company, a renowned tequila producer with a history dating back to the 18th century. The brand was initially introduced as a premium tequila brand, with the name "1800" chosen to commemorate what is believed to be the first successful aging of tequila.

Production[edit | edit source]

1800 Tequila is made from 100% blue agave plant, a type of succulent plant native to Mexico's tequila region. The agave plants are harvested, their cores (or "piñas") are cooked to convert the plant's natural sugars into fermentable sugars. The cooked piñas are then crushed to extract the juice, which is fermented and distilled to produce tequila.

Varieties[edit | edit source]

1800 Tequila offers several varieties of tequila, each with its unique characteristics:

  • 1800 Silver: A clear, unaged tequila, also known as "blanco". It offers a smooth taste with a hint of sweetness.
  • 1800 Reserva Reposado: Aged for at least six months in oak barrels, this tequila has a golden hue and a balanced taste of agave and wood flavors.
  • 1800 Reserva Añejo: Aged for at least 14 months in French oak barrels, this tequila has a dark amber color and a complex flavor profile with notes of vanilla, caramel, and chocolate.
  • 1800 Colección: This is the brand's ultra-premium offering, a limited-edition tequila that is aged for several years and comes in a specially designed bottle.

Recognition[edit | edit source]

1800 Tequila has received numerous awards and accolades for its quality and taste. It is recognized as one of the top-selling premium tequila brands in the world.

In popular culture[edit | edit source]

1800 Tequila has been featured in various forms of media and has been associated with several celebrities. It has been used in music videos, films, and television shows, and has been endorsed by celebrities such as Michael Imperioli and Ray Liotta.

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