Elevate your drinking – Tequila Edition

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Who else has gone round after round with tequila such as Jose Cuervo and regretted it the next day? I freely admit that I’m one of those. What I didn’t realize is that Jose Cuervo isn’t *good* tequila.

Let me introduce you to some of the tequilas I’ve recently discovered and have been thoroughly enjoying.

Tequila Don Ramón

Tequila Don Ramón Plata

Tequila Don Ramón comes in three expressions: Plata (Blanco), Cristalino Reposado, and Cristalino Añejo.

I received the Plata as a sample, and it is delicious! The Plata is clean, slightly sweet, and has little to no burn. However, this isn’t a tequila you’d drink for shots. No no no. This is a sipping tequila.

I may have also made a few cocktails with it. You can find the blueberry margarita I made with it on TikTok, and the Tequila-Limoncello Spritzer on Instagram

SWŌL Tequila

SWŌL Añejo

SWŌL Tequila is my first foray into ultra-premium tequila. And ooooh lawdy…this is worth every penny.

I was graciously provided with a bottle of the Añejo by the good folks at Country Wine & Spirits. Like the Don Ramón, SWŌL comes in multiple expressions, including Peach and Cristalino.

The Añejo is smooooooooth. It has been called the “tequila for bourbon fans” and I can see why. It has lovely hints of caramel and vanilla, with a slight nuttiness that makes it a great tequila to just sit, sip, and enjoy.

There’s so much out there when it comes to tequila. Finding a great one in the sea of mass marketed crap is like finding your personal holy grail. I know that, after enjoying these tequilas, Jose Cuervo is no longer welcome in my house!

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