5 Tequila Myths, Debunked
Jul. 18, 2016
Tequila has had to work hard to fight its party reputation. Don’t believe the rumors: the myths that often surround this spirit are just that, myths. And while some know better than to fall victim to them, there are still several myths about this spirit that exist. Let’s go ahead and get to the bottom of those right now.
Tequila Is Just For Shots
This is the most persistent myth about tequila—the hardest to shake—but it’s false! Totally false. And a library of sophisticated tequila-based cocktails proves it.
Tequila Isn’t As Versatile As Other Spirits
You Can Make Tequila Anywhere
Though agave may grow in the United States, tequila can only legally be referred to as tequila if it’s produced in one of five states in Mexico.
Tequila and Mezcal Are Made The Same Way
Nope! Tequila is technically a mezcal, but here's the difference: tequila can by law be made only from Weber Blue Agave; whereas mezcal can be made from a variety of agaves.
Tequila Has One Single Flavor
Variety is the spice of tequila’s life. Patrón has nearly 20 varieties, including the decadent, coffee-infused Patrón XO Cafe, and smoky 14-month-aged Añejo.