1 For one, your tequila needs to be made in Mexico. Like champagnes, scotch and wines such as Bordeaux, tequila has an appellation of origin. Which means it can only be produced in certain regions of Mexico, including the Valley of Tequila in Jalisco, where our agaves are harvested.
2 Secondly, look for tequilas that are made from 100% Pure Agave, otherwise you will be getting a tequila with added sugars, colors and flavors. There are five official classifications of 100% Agave Tequila: Blanco, Joven, Reposado, Añejo, Extra Añejo.
3 Third, hold your glass of tequila up to the light to check that is has a nice transparency. Fine tequila will have impeccable clarity and a brilliant or very bright color, which in our case is a brilliant platinum hue.
4 Fourth, make sure to take the time to nose your tequila. There are over 600 different aromas identified from the agave plant. With Tequila Patron Silver, you should be able to nose very pleasant aromas, such as citrus and floral notes.
5 Finally, taste is king. When tasting tequila, you should look for good alcohol to flavor ratio on the palate, meaning you don’t want the alcohol burn to overpower the delicious agave flavors. The finish should be crisp and clean, with no bitter aftertaste. Like Tequila Patron Silver, a great tequila can be easily sipped straight or on the rocks, without lime or salt to mask the taste.