Agave tequilana

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Noun1.Agave tequilana - Mexican plant used especially for making tequilaAgave tequilana - Mexican plant used especially for making tequila
tequila - Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
genus Agave - type genus of the Agavaceae; in some classifications considered a genus of Amaryllidaceae
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8220;The selection of the name Don Juan Tequila, complements what we believe is the finest distilled Agave Tequilana that is more than a spirit, it's the representation of an entire culture, an understanding of tradition and the art of seduction,” said Vicente.
Tequila is a spirit distilled from the fermented juice of the blue agave plant, agave tequilana Weber var.
Agave tequilana "azul" is the official variety that should be used in making tequila according to the Mexican federal law.
As a special case, the agave fiber is derived from the Agave tequilana Weber var.
decade, comes from the sap of the Agave Tequilana plant.
Scientists believe that the plant, Agave tequilana, which fuels tequila madness, can trigger internal combustion engines.
It also is a swell excuse to drink tequila, that misunderstood elixir distilled since at least the 16th century from agave tequilana azul, the blue agave, a fleshy succulent native to the sandy soil of the Mexican state of Jalisco.
The other basic type is 100 percent blue agave tequila, made entirely from the blue strain of the Agave Tequilana Weber agave plant.
Agave tequilana weber azul, a member of the lily family; it is one among hundreds of agave varieties.
Tequila is the potent drink distilled from the Agave tequilana plant in Central America.
Produced by the Lopez family near the village of Arandas, at Agave Tequilana, one of only two distilleries in Mexico that still make their tequila using traditional artisan distilling methods.