Tequila is a misunderstood spirit. You're likely accustomed to seeing it in margaritas, its subtleties masked by large quantities of sugar, or in shot glasses with a salted rim. But you don't really know tequila.

A good blanco tequila makes a smooth cocktail you can drink all night, while an aged tequila invites savoring and slow sipping in the way a scotch would. We spoke to Master Distiller Enrique de Colsa of Tequila Don Julio about the complexities of tequila and how the history of the spirit's production plays a role in what's in our glass today. These are 10 Things Every Guy Should Know About Tequila.

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