Tequila is usually sold in one of five categories:
1) Plata (“silver”) is aged less then two months in stainless steel or neutral oak barrels.
2) Oro (“gold”) is a mixture of plata tequila and reposado tequila.
3) Reposado (“rested”) is aged a minimum of two months, but less than a year in oak barrels of any size.
4) Añejo (“aged”) is aged a minimum of one year, but less than three years in small oak barrels.
5) Extra Añejo (“ultra aged”) is aged a minimum of three years in oak barrels.
SILVER: Patron, Don Julio, Herradura
GOLD: Cuervo, Sauza
ANEJO: Patron, Don Julio, Sauza, Herradura