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7 Things Guys Should Know
About Tequila

Is tequila an upper? Can you pair it with food? Should you have taken that last shot? We’ll answer two of those three questions, and more.

By Kevin Koenig

7 Things Every Guy Should Know About Tequila

Aside from knowing it will get you trashed, we’re guessing what you know about tequila could fit into a shot glass. For starters, it’s a classier booze than you might think. In fact, quality tequila can compare to high-end Scotch’s and cognacs when it comes to complexity and robustness. Bet you didn’t know that, did you? Here are seven more things you can learn about tequila …

#1. Tequila Is The National Drink of Mexico
Like bourbon, tequila has something called “denomination of origin,” meaning it can only be made in one place — Mexico (obviously). But more specifically, it is almost always produced in the high country surrounding the city of Tequila, in the central Mexican state of Jalisco, as well as a few other nearby areas. And it has to be made from the blue agave plant.