When you’re craving a bright, blanco tequila, Don Fulano (view at Drizly), made from aged agave, offers more complexity than other brands. For a deeper, darker sip, Don Julio Añejo (see it at Minibar Delivery) is a toasty, caramelly keeper.
What to Look for in a Sipping Tequila
You want a tequila made with 100% blue agave. You should be able to see this noted on the label or mentioned on the website of the brand you’re interested in. You also want to be able to taste the agave in the glass.
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When you’re sipping a spirit on its own, any ethanol burn or rough edges will have you coughing and clearing your throat in no time. But particularly with a reposado or añejo, a good sipping tequila offers mellow, not harsh, heat.
Aficionados are picky about this. The most traditional methods are often the ones they’re looking for: agave crushed by a volcanic-rock tahona, roasted in a brick oven, and distilled in a copper pot still. There are definitely great tequilas made using roller mills to crush the agave and autoclaves to cook it. But, generally, the faster the process, the less sophisticated and sippable the tequila.
What makes for a good sipping tequila?
That depends on what style of tequila you like. If you’re looking for something that shows sweetness and minerality, go for a blanco. For some honey and toasted notes, try a reposado. And for brandy-like richness and smoothness, añejo is your drink. But no matter the style, you want a tequila that’s made with integrity and intention, from 100% agave and no additives. Purists love brick oven-roasted, copper pot-distilled tequilas, but the big test is that agave flavor. If it tastes more like ethanol, or if it burns too much going down, skip it and sip something else.
Does sipping tequila generally cost more money?
Sipping tequilas are all over the map in terms of pricing. There are splurges—a rare bottle like Don Ramón Limited Edition Extra Añejo that’s been sitting for a while, taking up distillery space in expensive wood casks, will cost you a pretty penny. But others are quite reasonable for their quality:That tasty El Tequileño Reposado clocks in at less than $30.
What is the best way to drink tequila on its own?
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This is entirely a matter of personal preference! However, if you want to try it the way distillers drink it, pour it into a flute-like tequila glass made especially for sipping. And as with any spirit served neat, try adding a few drops of water to open up the aromas and flavor. You can also add one big cube, which will slowly melt, adding luxurious texture and a chill as you sip. The older the tequila, too, the more brandy-like, so you might try sipping añejos and extra añejos out of a snifter.
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Betsy Andrews has been writing about wine and spirits for two decades. While reporting for Food & Wine and Travel & Leisure, she spent quality time in Jalisco’s agave fields, watching piñas be harvested, and in distilleries watching them be rendered into the elixir that is tequila. Drinking at the side of master distillers, crawling the bars of Guadalajara and Tequila, she acquired a taste for, and a keen interest in, Mexico’s premiere spirit—especially the añejos and extra añejos, which are always how she likes to end a meal.
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