What does Tecán mean?

Tecán (teh-kahn) is a fusion of two words: tequila and bacán. Bacán is a term used in certain Latin American countries to describe a pleasant and alluring person; characterized by their flair and confidence.

Is Tecán 100% agave?

Yes, Tecán is crafted using 100% Blue Weber Agave, aligning with the standards of all premium tequilas globally.

Where can I buy Tecán?

Tecán is widely available throughout the Netherlands. You can purchase Tecán at well-known retailers like Gall & Gal, as well as at various local liquor stores. Additionally, Tecán is featured in many of the trendy bars located in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht. For a detailed list of all locations where Tecán is available, please visit our '' tab.

When was Tecán launched?

Tecán was officially launched in September 2021, following the conclusion of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite a brief lockdown during the winter subsequent to our launch, we successfully navigated through these challenges.

Where is Tecán based?

Tecán was founded and is headquartered in Amsterdam.

What is the alcohol percentage of Tecán?

Tecán Tequila has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 40%, which is equivalent to 80 proof.

How is tequila made?

Tequila production begins with the harvesting of mature blue agave plants in Mexico.

Here's a simplified overview of the process:

Harvesting - Workers called jimadores use tools to strip away the leaves, revealing the core, or piña, which is then cooked to convert its complex sugars into fermentable forms.

Extraction and Fermentation - The cooked agave is crushed to extract sugary juice, which is then fermented with yeast to create an alcoholic mash.

Distillation - This mash is distilled, often twice, to purify the alcohol, which can then be aged in barrels to create different varieties like Reposado or Añejo, or bottled immediately as Blanco.

Bottling - Finally, the tequila is filtered and bottled within the Tequila region to meet quality standards.

This streamlined process, regulated by the Mexican government and the Tequila Regulatory Council, ensures the quality and authenticity of the tequila.

Are tequila and meszcal the same?

Tequila and mezcal are both Mexican spirits made from agave, but have distinct differences:

Agave Type - Tequila is produced from blue agave, whereas mezcal can be made from over 30 types of agave.
Production Region - Tequila is primarily made in Jalisco and some other regions, while mezcal is mainly produced in Oaxaca and a few other states.
Cooking Process - Tequila piñas are steamed in ovens; mezcal piñas are roasted in underground pits, giving mezcal a smoky flavor.
Flavor - Tequila has a smoother, crisp taste; mezcal features a smoky, complex flavor.
Regulations - Both spirits are regulated differently, with specific rules for agave types and production locations.

These factors contribute to the unique characteristics and flavors of each spirit.

Can tequila go bad?

Tequila is a stable spirit that doesn’t spoil easily due to its high alcohol content, but it can degrade if not stored correctly. Here’s how to keep it at its best:

Storage - Keep tequila in a cool, dark place away from light and heat to preserve its flavor.
Oxidation - Once opened, tequila can oxidize, leading to flavor changes. A tight seal helps prevent this.
Shelf Life - Unopened tequila lasts indefinitely, but opened bottles are best consumed within a few years for optimal taste.

Proper storage ensures tequila maintains its quality over time, even though it doesn’t spoil in the traditional sense.



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