Your Guide to the 5 Different Types of Tequila

By Chelsea Frank

Tequila must be made in one of 5 states in Mexico

Most is made in Jalisco, but some is made in Guanajuato, Nayarit, Michoacán, and Tamaulipas.


Slightly sweet. Not aged, or aged only up to 2 months. Good for margaritas. Also known as: Silver, White, Plata


Sometimes gold in color. Can be mixed with coloring agents, so look for those that say 100% agave. Good for margaritas. Also known as: Gold, Oro, Dorado


Has hints of oak and vanilla. Aged in wood casks 2 months to one year. Good for margaritas.


Rich and smooth. Aged in oak barrels for at least one year. Best enjoyed neat.

Extra Añejo

Very smooth. Aged in container with max capacity of 600 liters for at least three years. Best enjoyed neat.

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