Monday, July 24, 2017
To make tequila, the heart or piña of the plant is removed when the plant is approximately 12 years old, and weighs around 40-90kg. The heart is then heated to extract sap which is fermented and distilled into tequila. According to history, the Aztecs created fermented beverages from the agave plant prior to arrival of Spaniards in 1521. The origins of National Tequila Day are not well understood, however, it appears that National Tequila Day began to emerge around the late 1990s. This holiday is celebrated every year on July 24.