The conquistadors: Primitive maguey distillation began in earnest with the arrival of the Spanish in present-day Mexico in 1519.
Mezcal export: The potent shot caught on, and the Spanish started exporting mezcal.
Blue agave: By the mid-18th century, the production of the drink renamed tequila was thriving.
Tequila's cultural impact: Tequila was founded in 1539. Historical buildings worth noting include the 18th.
Tequila, Jalisco: The city of Tequila lies 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara.
La Perserverancia distillery: The La Perserverancia distillery, which was built in 1873.
National Museum of Tequila: For a more detailed history of tequila, spend an hour or so in the National Museum of Tequila.
UNESCO World Heritage Site: In 1974, the Mexican government declared the term "tequila" as its intellectual property.
Tequila Express: Also in 2006 the Tequila Route was established Facilitating the initiative.
The Tequila Route: The Tequila Route meanwhile affords tourists the opportunity.
100% tequila: There are now four types of 100% agave tequila: Silver, Reposado.
Margarita cocktail: The margarita was invented in 1936, a cocktail of tequila, orange liqueur.
Prohibition: In fact, Prohibition in the United States saw an influx of illegal tequila smuggled.
The Aztecs: Later, the Aztecs refined the process. They called their fermented tipple pulque.