Guadalajara achieves world record in tequila tasting

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

The original record was broken in the city of Toronto, Canada in 2013 when 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 record.

However, what the organizers did not consider the feat of Playa del Carmen just 24 hours prior to the event in Guadalajara. It was established that in the search for the record, not only the people who had registered through the internet could participate, but they allowed entry to those who hadn’t registered and were outside the fences of Plaza de la Liberación.

Due to this restructuring, the massive tasting, which was originally scheduled to begin at five in the afternoon, began until 7:00 p.m.

The event was enlivened by mariachi music. The attendees 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.

During the realization of the event, 60 people were disqualified for not complying with the protocols, such as consuming drinks ahead of time or not following the steps of the tasting.

With this record, Jalisco achieves 17 world records, most of them achieved in Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara and even Sayula. Jalisco had achieved the record for the largest guacamole, but Tancitaro took it away.

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