Blanco/Silver Tequila: We’re normally taught that gold is better than silver. But when it comes to tequila, the opposite is true. Blanco tequilas are as close to the agave as you can get. Blancos are distilled, bottled and sold. There’s no aging. It’s straight from the agave to you. And because there’s no aging, blancos have a strong agave flavor. It’s what some refer to as “vegetal”. In other words, you’ll clearly notice a plant-like taste. Good blancos are earthy and smooth. And because they’re less expensive than aged tequilas, many people prefer them for their margaritas.