Guadalajara beats record of largest tequila tasting in the world

Guadalajara adds a new world record, and that is that Sunday night was the largest tequila tasting in the world. A total of 1,486 people participated, a goal that at first seemed difficult to achieve because just one night before, the same record had been obtained in a hotel in Playa del Carmen with 1,449 people.

Guadalajara beats record of the largest tequila tasting in the world. Photo: Flickr
Guadalajara beats record of the largest tequila tasting in the world. Photo: Flickr

The original record was broken in the city of Toronto, Canada in 2013 and 864 people participated. Due to this, the Tequila Regulatory Council, as well as state and municipal authorities, considered that 1,200 people would be sufficient for the new goal.

However, what the organizers did not consider is the feat of Playa del Carmen and with just 24 hours to reorganize everything, it was established that in the search for the record not only the people who had registered through the Internet participated, but left pass more attendees who had been outside the fences of the corral that was installed in Plaza de la Liberación.

The assistants to the tasting could try three different types of tequila. At all times they were directed by master taster Jaime Villalobos, who taught the public to detect nuances of smell and taste and even review the drink from sight.

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