Tequila is a favourite spirit of many people. But how do you know the taste you’ll like? Can you choose the right one for your specific tastes? The answer is yes. You can select a great one as long as you know what character it has and how it tastes. An excellent way to achieve this is by experimenting with different brands and types and learning about each type’s characteristics.
- Know your distilleries and the products that come from them.
- Get recommendations from people who do know what they’re talking about.
- Find a respected name brand, such as Adictivo Tequila, and explore their product line.
- Try samples poured at parties, restaurants, clubs, etc. – there is much that can be learned in this way.
- Learn about regional styles and trends – it’s more fun than you’d think!
They are made from 100% agave. This means it contains no additives, preservatives or other ingredients.
However, finding organic spirits is much more complicated than finding non-organic ones: only about 20% of all spirits are labelled as such by producers or importers. Since these products are so rare and expensive (and therefore less common), you’ll probably have to pay more for an organic bottle than if you bought something else!
- Look for a company that is certified organic.
- Look for a company that is committed to sustainability.
- Look for a company with a good reputation and can back up its claims with solid research and evidence.
Find more about them.
Before you buy, it’s important to know who made your drink. You want to know if they are a small producer or a large company, their history, and whether they have any connections with other producers. If you see multiple brands on the bottle, find out which one is manufactured by this particular distillery (and how much control they have over their production).
The same goes for people who own companies: Is it self-made? Do they have any investors? What does their background look like?
It can also pay off to ask questions about where your drink came from—from how it was made through where it’s stored before being bottled—as well as how long ago this particular batch was distilled & aged before bottling occurred.
If you’re new to drinking
If you’re new to drinking, start with the blanco (without additives or flavours). You can find it in many grocery stores and sometimes at your local liquor store.
If you’re looking for something more complex, try one of these options:
- Reposado—made from an agave plant that has been cooked with wood chips or roasted on a grill (this gives it its smoky flavour)
- Añejo—is aged for one year in oak barrels. Use it for Margaritas, drink it straight up, or try it with other spirits to create your unique cocktail.
Take a tour
If you have yet to go to the distillery where your drink is made, take time to do so before purchasing. You’ll be able to see firsthand what goes into producing each bottle and how it’s handled from start to finish.
As well as seeing where the drink is made, many other things will catch your eye:
- How much money does it cost?
- What does the bottle cost?
- Where can you buy more of these products/services/etc.?
Try it differently.
- On the rocks: This is the easiest way to enjoy a good drink, such as Adictivo Tequila. Simply pour some into a glass over ice and enjoy!
- In cocktails: Try mixing it up with some other ingredients like lime juice or lemonade for an exciting twist on your favourite summertime cocktail.
- As part of an appetiser plate: Serve chilled fresh fruit on a bed of salt; then pour some neat overtop (this will make sure that all of the juice is utilised). The combination is surprisingly delicious!