As it is with wine, the growing region where the agaves
are cultivated and the tequila is made is a point of distinction between brands.
As the category grows, we see consumers trading up to premium products, including 100% agave
and tequilas with distinct aging, as well as looking for unique flavors," says Gary Ross, senior brand director of tequila at Beam Suntory.
We systematically walked the entire study area (over 2 days) along transects 20-m wide and recorded the number of all new stalks of desert agave
and the number consumed by desert bighorn sheep.
The group had low genetic differentiation between species and populations--but similar to other agaves
(Table 1): A.
The experiments were conducted in 2 commercial agave
plantations in Jalisco, Mexico, each containing 7-yr-old blue agave
Note to self: Agave
syrup can be found in the health food aisle of major supermarkets, and works as a sugar substitute if you find a recipe too tart; or if it's too sweet, add more lime.
nectar is found on the shelves of health food stores, primarily under the labels "Agave
Nectar 100% Natural Sweetener" and "Organic Raw Blue Agave
Also worth trying is top-shelf Partida Blanco, produced from mature, estate grown blue agaves
cultivated in the rich, red volcanic soil, of Amatitan, Mexico.
is 25% sweeter than sugar, you can use less of it (three-quarters of a cup of agave
equals one cup of sugar).
In addition to the agaves
, San Marcos is adding other notable and exotic succulents to its list, including aloes, cotyledons, dyckias, echeverias and yuccas.
3) differentiation among tequila brands by agave
content (100% vs.
are slow growing, they take up to seven years to mature, so producers are having to sit on their hands when they aren't gunning for thieves, and wait for new plants to develop.