Overlook tequila brands and note the differences in types.
If you don’t already know the differences among, blanco, joven, añejoand extra- añejo, you must. Tequila ranges in flavor from rose petals, to vanilla to dry wood. Think of it more of a matter of taste and less of name. To decide on the ideal tequila taste for your tongue, the only way to decide is to participate in a tequila tasting. In the meantime, here is a quick break down of the varying types:
- Blanco with its pure flavor of agave and agave sugars, is the most popular among connoisseurs
- Joven is the equivalent of blanco but it contains burnt sugar to give it a smoother taste.
- Reposado, aged for two months, is the most popular due a mixuture of quality and its reasonable price.
- Añejo is tequila that is aged for at least one year and due to its rich flavor comes highly recommended for first-time drinkers.
- Extra-Añejois aged anywhere from three to five years. It is the most polished and flavorful tequila.
Read the label's fine print and then read it again.
To ensure you are purchasing a genuine bottle of tequila, the label must be marked with four things, all to ensure authenticity and quality control.
- NOM #
- 100% Agave