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The Rise Of Tequila In The 18th & 19th Centuries

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“Tequila is a pale flame that burns through walls and flies over roofs to soothe one's feeling of despair.”
-Álvaro Mutis, a Colombian poet
(Please be advised that this article is a work in progress and will be revised/expanded in the near future. However, you'll find plenty of fascinating information within this article, helping to explore the history of how tequila acquired its own identity, separate from mezcal. You may also note that some of this information runs counter to the "common knowledge" about mezcal/tequila and I've tried to provide my sources for all such differences. Hope...
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