Five Blanco Tequilas to Mix or Sip

April 25, 2017

Does the Tequila section at your favorite liquor store seem a little more crowded these days? You’re not imagining it—the Tequila category is growing fast.

Much of that is due to surging demand: Americans are consuming more Tequila than ever before. According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), Tequila is one of the fastest-growing categories, after whiskey. Since 2002, Tequila volumes have grown an astonishing 106 percent, an average rate of 5.7 percent a year.

Tequila-based cocktails have helped stoke that astonishing growth. While longer-aged “sipping Tequilas” continue to find fans, blanco Tequilas (sometimes called silver