Sip to savour

Rethink Tequila

Put the salt shaker down. Step away from the lime. The truly traditional Mexican way to enjoy tequila is neat.

A really great blanco tequila is like single-malt scotch: with nothing to hide, premium tequila like Patron and Don Julio are best savoured straight up or splashed over a generous ice cube. Enthusiasts know the trick is to slow down and appreciate the subtle notes of herb, pepper and citrus that give this spirit its character.

There is one way tequila is in a class all its own. Some spirits, like whisky, scotch and rum, get better with age. Silver tequila fans know that this unaged version is the purest expression of the agave plant.

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