5 Types of Tequila You Should Know (Which Tequila to Buy)

Tequila is widely known as a liquor distilled from blue agave plant, which is commonly found in the city of Tequila, Guadalajara. It is produced in areas surrounding the city, namely Guanajuato, Michoacán, Jalisco, Nayarit and Tamaulipas.

Although the labels of the Tequila are written in Spanish, it is not the only complication in understanding the tequila drink you are buying. The different types of tequila and its aging processes are your key concerns when purchasing one. People commonly associate tequilas into two main types: cheap tequila or premium tequila. Hence, we have created a short guide to the 5 types of tequila.

What are the 5 Types of Tequila (Why Does It Matter)?



Light Brown


Silver, Plata or WhiteUp to 8 weeks


Gold8 weeks to 1 year


Amber1 year to 3 years

Extra Añejo

Dark MahoganyMore than 3 years

The 5 main types are blanco (silver), reposado (aged), añejo (extra aged), joven (gold), extra añejo (ultra-aged). They are produced in two main categories: 100% agave, which only consist of sugars from the blue agave plant or mixto, which consist of at least 51% of agave sugars. It is also important to know that the flavours are distinct between each type only after the agave juice is extracted and going through its aging process. Knowing more about each tequila type helps you better in your decision making to buy the one that gives you the maximum utility.

1) Joven

The first type of tequila is known to be gold or light brown in colour. They are often considered as a mixto after addition of sugar, colourings and glycerin before bottling. It is a mixture of blending Blanco tequila with a smaller portion of Extra Añejo tequila. Joven means “young” in spanish and the tequila is best used in mixing cocktails. The tequila is considered to be rarely found at a liquor store.

Product: Jose Curevo Especial Gold

2) Blanco

The Blanco tequila is the silver, plata or white type of tequila. It is considered to be unaged and immediately bottled after being distilled. The purpose of not delaying the bottling process is to ensure the original young flavours from the blue agave plant are still within the tequila. The natural sweetness of the tequila is still found within the liquor since it is not aged in oak barrels. However, certain distillers allow the Blanco tequila to rest in steel tanks for up to 8 weeks before processing it into the bottles.

Products: Don Julio Blanco, Patron Silver, Gran Patron Platinum, Jose Cuervo 1800 Reserva Silver, Jose Cuervo Especial Silver

3) Reposado

Reposado tequila is considered to be aged or rested. Unlike its Blanco type, the Reposado tequila is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 8 weeks. It is regulated by the Mexican government which caps the aging process at one year. The commonly found oak barrels are American or French oak barrels which assists to inhibit a unique and organic flavour in the Reposado tequila. The tequila is gold in colour.

Products: Don Julio Reposado, Patron Reposado, Casa Noble Reposado

4) Añejo

If a tequila is aged longer than a Reposado, an Añejo is formed. A spanish term which means “old”, the tequila must be rested in the oak barrels between one year to three years. There is only a maximum capacity of 600 litres in the oak barrels. The longer duration in the aging process contributes to the intensity of colours and taste of the tequila, resulting in a darker colour than the Reposado.

Products: Don Julio Anejo, Roca Patron Anejo, Casa Noble Anejo, Patron Anejo

5) Extra Añejo

The next step of the Añejo tequila is the Extra Añejo. Aged for more than three years, the “ultra aged” liquor is established in 2006 and joined the family as a new type of tequila. The aging and distilling process is the same as an Añejo tequila and the main difference is the aging duration. Distillers will dilute it with water before bottling it. It has the darkest colour among all the other tequilas and the extra aging duration makes it not only the smoothest, but also the most expensive tequila.

Products: Gran Patron Burdeos

Specialty Tequila

More often that not, producers get creative and started creating special variations of tequila to reach out and interest their customers. Popular brands like Bear Hug and Patron opted to venture into this direction to do a combination of tequila with other complementary ingredients to produce special distinctive flavours

Products: Patron XO Cafe, Patron XO Cafe Incendio, Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa, Bear Hug Tequila Infusion Chocolate

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10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him or Her in 2020

An annual celebration which falls on 14 February, Valentine’s Day originated from St Valentine’s feast day. The festival is created to honour Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who secretly aided soldiers in secret wedding ceremonies in Rome during the 3rd century. Despite the laws passed by the emperor against marriage, Saint Valentine continued to act as a symbol of love for weddings.

The festival celebrates romance and friendship, and people celebrate this day by sending Valentine’s Day cards and even flowers to their romantic companions, friends and family. One might even bring his or her companion to a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner. Furthermore, couples are exchanging Valentine’s Day gifts with each other to make the day a compulsive one.

10 Valentine’s Day Gifts at Paneco.com

At Paneco.com, we are passionate connoisseurs in Valentine’s Day gifts. Hence, we have prepared a list of lovely alcohol ideal for him or her and how each of them acts as the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. For a limited time, get a free rose with purchase at Paneco! Use promo code CUPID before 11:59pm on 14 Feb 2020.

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