Everyone knows that Tequila is our favour spirit here at The Salted Rim. But I will admit, it’s not everyone’s favourite.

Tequila has come a long way. The former spring break drink of choice is now a favorite of top bartenders around the country. That’s not to mention the selection of premium brands to choose from. But there are still all-too-common misconceptions about the liquor. So with Cinco de Mayo just a few weeks away, we decided to set the record straight, with the help of agave-spirits expert and Liquor.com advisory board member Jacques Bezuidenhout. ¡Salud!


A bottle of tequila, according to Bezuidenhout, has never and should never have a worm in it. Some low-grade mezcals (a spirit which shares many similarities with but is not the same as tequila) can contain a worm. But no matter what kind of alcohol you’re buying, a worm (or any other creature) in the bottle is a very bad sign.

For the other 4 biggest tequila myths, visit Liquor.com