Tequila is Mexico’s most famous spirit, and it is distilled from the Agave Tequilana plant, also known as the Blue Agave. The spirit was first distilled during the 16th century in what is now the city of Tequila, and agave plants have been used for centuries before that to create alcoholic beverages. Agaves are harvested by hand by jimadores, and the plants are pressed so that the juices may be collected and fermented. This juice is distilled and the result is a tremendously complex spirit. This spirit is then sold by age designation, and in Tequila there are three: Blanco (silver Tequila which may only be aged for less than two months); Reposado (“rested” Tequila which must be aged for between 2 months and a year); and Añejo (aged Tequila, which must be aged for at least a year).