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• Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the town of Tequila in Mexico.

• All 85,642 acres of Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila is safeguarde­d as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

• It is believed that the Spaniards made the first tequila by trial and error.

• Before the discovery of the spirit, native people chewed on the heart of the blue agave plant as a sweet.

• In 2016, Mexico produced 273.3 million litres of tequila. (Source: Statista 2017)

• In 2016, Mexico exported 197.9 million litres of tequila. (Source: Statista 2017)

• The world’s most expensive tequila bottle

(as per Guinness World Records) is made by Tequila Ley .925 and was sold to a private collector in Mexico City on July 20, 2006 for US$2,25,000/`14,437,720.

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