Top 10 Tequilas
A taste of Mexican tradition
The Best Tequilas Money Can Buy
Tequila conjures up images of frat parties, hard-to-swallow shots preceded by salt and followed by lime, Pee-Wee Herman dancing in big shoes, tequila sunrises, body shots, trips to Tijuana and perhaps even eating the worm at the bottom of the bottle. (That last one is actually tequila's cousin mezcal.) But the Mexican spirit can actually be quite refined and complex. Mexico regulates the export very strictly, but a spirit only has to be 51 per cent blue agave in order to earn the name. While cheaper tequilas stop at the minimum, all of the following are 100 per cent blue agave tequilas. Even if you veer off our suggestions, we recommend sticking with the 100 per cent premium tequilas, as opposed to the mixtos. Aren't you worth it? Raise a glass and sip our Top 10 Tequilas. No mixers required.