Why I didn’t blog about tequila this April.
So, as many of you noticed, I did not spend the month of April posting about Tequila. I’ve done so since firing up this blog, so it’s the norm, right?
Well, that’s precisely why I didn’t.
By now, you should all have a firm grasp on the fact that good tequila will cost you $25 (U.S.) or more. [A lot more if you do it right!] You know that you do not shoot quality tequila, you sip it like a fine Cognac. There is no need for salt nor lime with an excellent tequila; save that for your Mexican beer.
And, you also know that May 5 is a totally U.S. celebration, as Mexican Independence Day is in September. I have written so many articles about tequila, that, as I’m sitting here writing this, I’m sipping Bourbon. Yeah.
I like tequila as much as the next guy. Probably more so than that guy. But as I sit here pondering the stuff and the annual wasting of it on shots and sugary sweet Margarita wannabes, I am saddened. Much in the way that St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t sadden me. This year had me sipping Black Velvets and Tullymore Dew 12 happily, even though I was getting over a wicked sickness! No, I will not be sipping tequila this May 5th.
Not gonna do it.
I’m saving my quality tequila for a lovely night of Mexican food at home. I will, however, be sipping Courvoisier VSOP… Which is what the original batches of aged tequila were striving to be*. Yeah, ponder that one for a bit.
*Ok fine. They were shooting for brandy. But if they’d known about the epicness that is Courvoisier VSOP, I guarantee you that’s what they would have gone for.
Anyway, poke around my site and you’ll find the articles on tequila that you’re seeking. Or, if you’re supremely lazy:
Go buy Maestro Dobel, Fortaleza, Campeón, Don Julio, or even Cazadores.
Now, go have a happy Star Wars Day, and a merry May the Fifth.