Like a Fine Scotch, Taste Tequila
The American marketplace is seemingly saturated with quick shot glasses and beer bombs. And it's very typical for Americans to come to Mexico with the same shotgunning attitude in regards to tequila. But do any of us foreigners really know Mexican tequila?
"I remember when I thought a shot of Jose Cuervo Gold tequila was living it up. In fact, it may have been just a step above bar stock once I got to know my tequila. I remember the ritualistic licking of the salt, downing the shot and biting the lime. Now I know this is just a marketing gimmick to help you suffer through bad tequila."
"There are defined grades of tequila as well. Right out of the distillery's second run we get silver or white tequila. With the harsh edge, these are the tequila that may have spawned the ritual of lime and salt. Packing quite a bite, silver tequila are often used in mixed beverages. For this purpose I personally like that Sauza Silver Tequila , but this isn't a category from which I chose often. A silver tequila is usually inexpensive, around $10-$17USD, Although Patron makes a Silver Tequila for around $50."