Ten of the best tequilas for Cinco de Mayo celebrations
“Artists rapping about ‘shots of Patrón’ have really given tequila an undeservedly bad (and, ahem, cheap) rep,” said Rolling Stone. Don’t be fooled. One of the world’s most popular tequila brands, Patrón has been on the market for more than 30 years, during which time it has solidified its position at the top of the liquor leagues. Rolling Stone described the Grand Patrón as “like a fine wine that’s been aged to perfection”, first in used American and new French Oak barrels, and finished in vintage Bordeaux ones. With notes of fruit and mushroom, it’s a unique, smooth blend. If the price point is off-putting, the Añejo is well worth a try. Aged in used bourbon barrels, expect a little citrus, ginger and black paper on the taste buds.