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Whether you're a tequila enthusiast or just starting to explore the world of tequila, we hope that our FAQ section will help you understand tequila, our brand, our commitment to quality and the unique qualities of our tequila liqueur.
Puntos Santos is the first and only 100% blue-agave, premium, low proof tequila.
Until now, a premium, low-proof 100% blue agave tequila option did not exist. At just 28% ABV (vs traditional tequilas, which are typically 40%+), we have created a brand new category in the tequila industry.
Additionally, lower ABV means lower calories. While traditional proof tequilas usually contain 98 calories or more per serving, Punta Santos contains only 77 calories per serving.
Punta Santos is engineered for the health-conscious, “mindful drinker” - someone who wants to enjoy their favorite spirit at their desired pace, without the unwanted or negative effects of higher-proof alcohol. Simply put, they want to reduce the amount of alcohol they’re consuming, while still partaking in the positive experiences associated with consuming spirits (social interaction, cocktail creation / exploration, etc.), and still enjoying the taste, aromas, and flavors a premium tequila offers.
When you enjoy a cocktail made with Punta Santos, you're not changing your behavior, you're just substituting it with less alcohol, giving you the freedom and peace of mind to enjoy yourself on your own terms. You can enjoy your favorite cocktails without worrying about it hitting too quickly.
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Punta Santos is soft, with high notes of agave, citrics and smoke; however, at the same time it has a particular sweet taste. The taste evokes a new experience unlike anything the consumer has tried before.
While tequilas associate closely with the geographical region of Jalisco in Mexico (where tequila, including ours, is made), our tequila evokes a different and unique essence - one we closely associate with the idyllic setting of Todos Santos.
About an hour outside the popular destination of Cabos San Lucas, you’ll find Todos Santos - with pure sand beaches and a vibe that evokes relaxation and serenity.
To us (and many others), even thinking about Todos Santos evokes the euphoric feeling of being on a beautiful beach, relaxing and sipping our favorite spirit (tequila, of course). This feeling, and the beauty of Todos Santos, ultimately informed everything about Punta Santos, from the essence of our product, right down to the name.
It's difficult to determine the "best" tequila as taste preferences vary widely among individuals. Additionally, there are many different types and brands of tequila available, each with their own unique flavor profiles and production methods. It's recommended to try different types and brands to determine your personal favorite. It's also very important to choose a high-quality tequila made from 100% agave and to consider factors such as the aging process and flavor notes when making a selection.
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Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the Jalisco state of Mexico. The production of tequila involves harvesting the agave plant, removing the outer leaves to reveal the core, or piña, which is then cooked, crushed, and fermented. The resulting liquid is then distilled and aged to create the different types of tequila available on the market.
Tequila is primarily made in Mexico, specifically in the state of Jalisco, which is located in the central-western region of the country. However, other Mexican states such as Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas are also authorized to produce tequila. In order to be considered true tequila, the production of the spirit must comply with the regulations set by the Mexican government and must be made from blue agave plants grown in certain designated regions within Mexico.
While both tequila and mezcal are agave-based spirits, there are several key differences between the two.
Type of Agave: Tequila must be made using only the blue Weber agave, while mezcal can be made from a variety of agave species.
Region of Production: Tequila can only be produced in specific regions of Mexico, primarily in the state of Jalisco and some areas of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be produced in several different states in Mexico, including Oaxaca, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Michoacan, and Puebla.
Production Process: The process of making mezcal is generally more artisanal and involves roasting the agave hearts in pits lined with volcanic rock, giving it a distinctive smoky flavor. Tequila, on the other hand, is typically made using modern production techniques that involve cooking the agave in industrial ovens.
Taste: While both spirits share some common flavor characteristics, such as vegetal and earthy notes, mezcal is often described as having a more complex and robust flavor profile due to its production process.
Overall, while tequila and mezcal may seem similar at first glance, they are distinct spirits with unique production processes, flavor profiles, and geographical origins.
There are several types of tequila, including:
Blanco or Silver Tequila - this is unaged or aged for a short period of time, usually up to 2 months, resulting in a clear or silver color. It has a pure agave flavor and is commonly used in cocktails.
Reposado Tequila - aged for at least 2 months, but no more than 1 year in oak barrels, which gives it a light golden color and a smoother taste than Blanco tequila.
Añejo Tequila - aged for at least 1 year, but no more than 3 years in oak barrels, resulting in a darker, amber color and a more complex flavor profile.
Extra Añejo Tequila - aged for at least 3 years in oak barrels, resulting in a very dark color and a rich, smooth taste with a complex flavor profile. This type of tequila is considered the most premium and is usually sipped neat.
Additionally, there are also flavored tequilas, such as those infused with fruit or spices, and some tequilas are made from 100% agave while others may contain up to 49% of other sugars.
PUNTA SANTOS TEQUILA Liqueur is a Blanco or Silver low alcohol volume Tequila. It is high-end tequila made primarily for sipping, and has a pure 100% Agave Azul Tequila taste that is smooth and easy.
There are several key factors that influence the taste and quality of tequila, including:
Agave: The type and quality of agave used to make the tequila is one of the most important factors in determining its taste and quality.
Terroir: The soil, climate, and location where the agave is grown can also have a significant impact on the final product.
Harvesting: The way the agave is harvested, including the timing and method of harvesting, can also affect the flavor and quality of the tequila.
Production method: The process used to cook, ferment, and distill the tequila can greatly impact its taste and quality.
Aging: The type of barrel used for aging, as well as the length of time the tequila is aged, can also influence its flavor and quality.
Follow these steps, to properly taste and evaluate tequila, allowing you to appreciate its unique characteristics and quality.
Start by pouring a small amount of tequila into a clear glass.
Take a moment to observe the tequila's appearance. Note its color, clarity, and viscosity.
Swirl the tequila gently in the glass to release its aroma.
Bring the glass to your nose and inhale deeply. Take note of the tequila's aroma and any particular scents that you detect.
Take a small sip of the tequila and let it sit on your tongue for a moment before swallowing. Note its flavor, texture, and any other sensations that you experience.
Take another sip and this time let the tequila roll around your mouth before swallowing.
Evaluate the tequila's finish or aftertaste, noting any lingering flavors or sensations.
Consider the overall balance of the tequila, as well as its complexity and depth of flavor.
The best way to drink tequila depends on personal preference. Some people prefer to sip it neat or on the rocks, while others prefer it in a cocktail. It is recommended to drink tequila slowly and savor the flavors, rather than taking shots. It is also important to use a high-quality tequila and to drink it responsibly.
Tequila should be stored in a cool, dark place away from sunlight and heat sources. Ideally, it should be stored in a temperature-controlled environment, such as a wine fridge, to maintain its flavor and quality. Once opened, the tequila should be consumed within six months to a year, and the bottle should always be tightly sealed to prevent evaporation and oxidation.
Tequila does not necessarily expire or go bad like food products do, but its quality and taste can degrade over time. It is recommended to consume tequila within 6 months to a year of opening, and store it in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Proper storage can help maintain the quality and taste of tequila for a longer period. Additionally, it is important to note that some types of tequila, such as aged tequila, can continue to mature and develop new flavors and aromas over time if stored properly.
While consuming alcohol in excess can have negative effects on health, tequila does have some potential health benefits when consumed in moderation. Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, which contains certain compounds that may have health benefits. For example, the plant contains fructans, which can act as prebiotics and promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Tequila also contains antioxidants, which can help to protect the body against damage from free radicals. Some studies have suggested that tequila may even have potential to lower blood sugar levels and improve bone health. However, more research is needed to confirm these potential benefits and to determine safe levels of consumption. It is important to always drink responsibly and in moderation.
Tequila typically has an alcohol content ranging from 35% to 55%, with most brands falling around 40% ABV (alcohol by volume). However, there are some tequila brands that offer higher ABV options, such as extra añejo or "cask-strength" tequilas. It is important to drink tequila responsibly and in moderation, as excessive alcohol consumption can have negative health effects. PUNTA SANTOS TEQUILA Liqueur is the new boy in town with only 28% ABV.
Tequila typically contains around 96 calories per 1.5-ounce serving. However, the calorie content can vary depending on the alcohol content and the type of tequila. Flavored tequilas and tequila cocktails may also have additional calories from sugar and other mixers.
PUNTA SANTOS TEQUILA Liqueur is made from 100% Agave Azul, with no added flavors, colorants, or sweeteners, therefore it has only 77 calories per 1.5 oz.
Tequila itself does not contain any carbohydrates or sugar, so it is considered a low-carb and low-sugar option. However, some flavored or sweetened tequilas may have added sugars and carbs, so it's important to check the label and nutritional information before consuming them. Generally, a standard 1.5-ounce serving of tequila has approximately 0-2 grams of carbohydrates.
PUNTA SANTOS TEQUILA Liqueur is made from 100% Agave Azul, with no added flavors, colorants, or artificial sweeteners, therefore it has zero carbs.
Tequila is naturally gluten-free, as it is made from the agave plant, which does not contain gluten. Therefore, it is a great option for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Additionally, tequila can be considered keto-friendly, as it contains zero carbohydrates and is low in calories. However, it's important to note that mixers or other ingredients added to tequila cocktails may not be gluten-free or keto-friendly, so it's always best to check the ingredients or ask the bartender.
PUNTA SANTOS TEQUILA Liqueur is made from 100% Agave Azul, with no added flavors, colorants, or artificial sweeteners, therefore it has no carbs and only 77 calories per 1.5 oz.
Tequila itself does not contain sugar, as it is made from the fermented juice of the agave plant. However, some cheaper brands of tequila may add sugar during the production process or in the final product, so it is important to check the label and choose a high-quality, 100% agave tequila like PUNTA SANTOS if you are concerned about added sugars in your drink.
The number of shots of tequila needed to get drunk varies depending on various factors such as a person's body weight, gender, metabolism, and tolerance for alcohol. Typically, one shot of tequila contains around 40% alcohol, which is equivalent to 0.6 fluid ounces or 14 grams of pure alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, drinking too much too quickly can lead to alcohol poisoning, which can be life-threatening. Therefore, as with any alcohol, it is important to drink responsibly and in moderation.
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Like any delicious premium tequila, Punta Santos can be enjoyed straight or mixed into a cocktail. It’s the perfect sipping spirit, given that it’s smooth and easy to drink, and best of all, you can enjoy it now with less alcohol content and calories.
Like the best tequilas in the world, PUNTA SANTOS is crafted purely from the hearts of the blue agave. If you're looking for a top shelf tequila spirit that embodies craftsmanship and passion, try PUNTA SANTOS