A while ago I took a tequila class, and I’d like to share some of what I learned. Before this class, I thought of tequila as the liquor that goes into margaritas or as a spirit for doing shots. There’s so much more to tequila. First, to be called tequila, it must be made with the blue agave plant and produced only in certain areas of Mexico.
There are three types: Silver, Reposado and Añejo. The Reposado and Añejo are aged in wooden barrels from 2 months to 3 years, with the Añejos being aged the longest.
Generally, Silver tequila is used in mixed drinks, while Reposado and Añejo are for sipping. However, our teacher said that we should drink what we like and not worry about correctness or conventionality. That said, out of all the tequilas we tried, Karma Añejo was my favorite. It’s smooth, has a slight smoky flavor and reminds me a bit of Scotch. Please drink responsibly.
As always, I receive no compensation for this endorsement.