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Premium Tequila

Premium Tequila is usually a 100% agave tequila made from only Blue Weber Agave. With the rise of popularity of premium tequila over the last decade, there are now several premium brand son the market, such as Don Julio and Patron. Premium tequila is used in the creation of the Cadillac Margarita, which mixes premium tequila, Grand Marnier and lime.

Tequila is often associated with frat parties, Tequila Slammers and general rowdy behaviour, however the reality is that many tequilas are actually quite refined and complex – with some drinks now preferring to sip tequila neat and savour the flavours. The regulation of tequila which is exported from Mexico is tightly controlled, with the spirit requiring at least a 51 per cent blue agave content to pass the regulations. Cheaper tequila brands will often stop at this minimum however, there are many tequila on the market that are 100% blue agave.

Premium tequila can be quite expensive, but you get what you pay for and with brands such as Tezon, Avion and Blue Nectar Tequila excelling in flavour and taste profile. If you are using tequila to make a big batch of cocktails, such as frozen margaritas, it is often more prudent just to go with the cheaper, lower blue agave content tequila, as the flavours of a more expensive, premium tequila, will be drowned out.

The Guinness Book of Records states that the most expensive bottle of premium tequila ever sold was the Platinum & White Gold Tequila bottle, which was sold to a private collector in 2006 for $225,000. Needless to say, you don’t have to go that far!