A popular Alcoholic beverage on the Frontier.

This seems to be the favorite drink of Hiki as he offers this to Pikk for success in retrieving Annette Krishken just before he enters the hole which leads to the dwelling of the Dust Creepers where she has just been abducted in Throng of Heretics.


  • The name "Tequila High" may refer to the fact that it is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco. Agave grows differently depending on the region. Blue agaves grown in the highlands Los Altos region are larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the lowlands, on the other hand, have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor. [1]
  • The name "Tequila High" may refer also to the organoleptic compounds that enhance flavor and aroma. These include fusel oil, methanol, aldehydes, organic acids and esters.[2] Production of isoamyl and isobutyl alcohols begins after the sugar level is lowered substantially and continues for several hours after the alcoholic fermentation ends. In contrast, ethanol production begins in the first hours of the fermentation and ends with logarithmic yeast growth. The alcohol content in tequila is affected by three factors. First the amount of isoamyl alcohol and isobutanol is the yeast strain. Second, the carbon:nitrogen ratio. The higher the ratio, the more alcohol produced. And third, the temperature of fermentation. The higher the temperature, the greater concentration of isobutyl and isoamyl alcohols produced. Although if temperatures are too high, this can cause the yeast to become less effective. Similarly, if the temperature is too low, the process occurs too slowly.[2] This can become a large issue in Central Mexico, most precisely the city of Tequila, Jalisco, where most tequila is processed. The average annual temperatures in the city of Tequila can reach 31C. For this reason, tequila producers often use large stainless steel tanks for fermentation.[3]


  1. Jacinto, Rodolfo. "How Is Tequila Made". Retrieved 2011-03-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Production of tequila from agave: historical influences and contemporary processes" (PDF).
  3., Ian Chadwick,. "In Search of the Blue Agave: Fermenting Tequila". Retrieved 2016-03-20.
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