Swallow the Worm: Tequila's Reviewed - Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of Swallow the Worm: Tequila's Reviewed. If you haven't seen part 1 yet, read this first.

Tequila Añejo
Then there is Añejo, the señor and most venerated amongst tequilas. Aged for a minimum of one year, this dark brown tequila sits more in the single malt scotch or cognac category than the shoddy silver stuff that you drank senior year when you forgot the video cameras were recording. Another one to taste and not shoot, enjoy a glass of El Tesoro Anejo in a snifter. The trick with good tequila is that when you're smelling it don't put your nose straight in the glass or you'll just get a hit of pure alcohol. Instead sway the glass side to side so you can really get a nice whiff of the essence.

Tequlia Maduro (Super Añejo)
If silver tequila is what you'd get a girl to just get her plastered, a nice maduro is what you'd give her father to secure the dowry. These are super anejo's that have been aged at least 5 years, and is the best drink. A favorite is Don Julio 1942, and this is a monster. It retails for somewhere in the ballpark of $20 to $25 a shot and with hints of vanilla it'll break your bank account faster then you can say, Adios Mio. This is a "sippers" sipper tequila and the answer to all those people who had a hard time with the fermented agave in highschool. This tequila is so good it needs nothing but a glass and an a good alibi to compliment it.

Theres an old chinese proverb that says that there is no shame in being poor, but there is shame in doing something poorly. Next time you're out and about, show your friends and your liver a wonderful time by ordering the good stuff. Sure, it may cost a little more, but the better the tequila the better the next morning is so don't shame yourself with the crappy stuff when clearly you now know better. If all else fails, you can always blame it on the glassware.

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