Maxim Names Corazón Single Barrel Among The Best Tequilas to Drink Right Now

A shot of tequila and a beer might have been an acceptable drink option back in your college days, but it’s time to take a more grown-up approach and sip it slowly. There is so much better tequila to drink these days than your basic mixto blend of agave and neutral spirit. In fact, if you are not drinking 100 percent agave tequila, you are doing it very wrong.

Tequila has exploded in popularity over the past decade. According to the Distilled Spirits Council, tequila’s sales volume has grown 140 percent since 2002, with over 17 million cases sold in 2017.

So go ahead and keep making margaritas, palomas, or other cocktails with high quality tequila. But don’t be afraid to treat it like fine whiskey and pour some in a glass to sip neat, or maybe with a large ice cube to cool it down. Here are 12 excellent sipping tequilas, from blanco to extra anejo, to enjoy this year on National Tequila Day (July 24). Drink up!

Corazon Single Barrel

Corazon recently announced a new single barrel program that is a bourbon lover’s dream. Reposado and anejo tequila aged in various Buffalo Trace and Barton 1792 distillery bourbon barrels will be sold at select retailers. The barrels used will be from some of your favorite whiskey brands, including Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, and Blanton’s. $40-$45

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Timothy Lawdan