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Old 04-25-2022, 07:39 PM   #1
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A good friend has done me a favor and I want to get him a bottle to say thanks. Tequila is his drink of choice and I know nothing about tequila. What are some good brands/makers to look for
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Old 04-25-2022, 07:45 PM   #2
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Codigo is a smooth tequila that won't break the bank. I've gifted it a few times and everyone loved it. I also like Centenario.
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Old 04-25-2022, 07:46 PM   #3
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George strait makes decent ones in a lot of price ranges. Milagro is good for mixed drinks and can be had a decent price. Avion is killer if you wanna break the 100 dollar mark. Don Julio makes quite the assortment and they seem fair for each price jump.

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Old 04-25-2022, 07:46 PM   #4
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It really depends on the taste of the individual. I personally like Hornito’s because of its black peppery taste.

I also buy 1800 for $27 for the big bottle on base and cut it with Hornitos.

I only like clears but the yellows are a whole nuther ball game.

I have tasted $200 bottles but my Hornitos/1800 mix is what I prefer.

One that I wouldn’t recommend is 21 seeds flavored stuff.

I just don’t spend big bucks on anything under 100 proof. In these cases it’s usually whiskey and it has to be better than Wild Turkey 101 or Whistle Pig which is almost impossible for me but again, its an individual taste.

I got suckered into buying Avion, it was a waste of money for me.

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Old 04-25-2022, 07:48 PM   #5
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Codigo!!!! It’s super smooth and it’s affordable
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Old 04-25-2022, 07:49 PM   #6
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Maybe a gas card these days lol.
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Old 04-25-2022, 07:53 PM   #7
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ANYTHING UNDER 100 proof is “Super Smooth” might as well drink beer !
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:00 PM   #8
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Casa Dragones Añejo Barrel Blend
Fortaleza Blanco( old school copper pot sipping tequila)
Siete Leguas Reposado

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Old 04-25-2022, 08:02 PM   #9
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What proof is alcohol after distillation, how do you get it down to 40%?

And who “sips” tequila?
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:03 PM   #10
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Casamigos is what I usually buy. Tequila drinkers can be pretty picky, I feel like this is always a crowd pleaser.
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:04 PM   #11
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ANYTHING UNDER 100 proof is “Super Smooth” might as well drink beer !
I can think of lots of liquors under 100 that are far from smooth!
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:04 PM   #12
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Brands are not important. It needs to be 100% agave. The type is also important. Gold is crap. Silver is OK. Reposado and Anejo are best. I prefer Reposado.

Tequila Cazadores reposado is great for around 30.00.

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Old 04-25-2022, 08:11 PM   #13
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Maestro Dobel Diamante
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:21 PM   #14
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What proof is alcohol after distillation, how do you get it down to 40%?

And who “sips” tequila?
People with a more refined palate
I enjoy a fine cigar paired up with a sipping liquor, be it rum , scotch whiskey, tequila, Kentucky whiskey

Life is to short to drink cheap booze
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:22 PM   #15
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I can think of lots of liquors under 100 that are far from smooth!
I hear you - Old Crow is 80 proof & not smooth. At least I don’t think so.
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:23 PM   #16
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:24 PM   #17
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:31 PM   #18
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Codigo!!!
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:36 PM   #19
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Don Julio 1942 is liquid from the gods...

Tres Leguas is the original hand made recipe where Patron comes from...classic. There is a little book on it: How the Gringos Stole Tequila.
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:40 PM   #20
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Don Julio 1942 is liquid from the gods...

Tres Leguas is the original hand made recipe where Patron comes from...classic. There is a little book on it: How the Gringos Stole Tequila.
Either of these.

Codigo ain't worth the bottle it's put in.

Dobel or the Don. If you don't believe me, ask a Mexican. Wife spent money 3 bottles of dobel costs on codigo. We didn't pour it out but we haven't bought it since. There is every flavor of dobel in the cabinet and some silver Don Julio

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Old 04-25-2022, 08:41 PM   #21
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Casamigos Reposado is one of my preferred if mixing and Clase Azul Reposado, Don Julio 1942 (anejo), Avion 44 (extra anejo) are some of my go to bottles for sipping. I’ve come to prefer most anejos over extra anejos and have started trying to find good sippers in the $60 range now that the higher end ones above are reaching $150.
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:46 PM   #22
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This is one of my current favorites. I've got a store pick of this now that is amazing.

I also like tierra noble for the money. Just finished a bottle of flecha Azul anejo that was solid, but a little pricy.

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Old 04-25-2022, 08:48 PM   #23
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I’m not a fan of Codigo myself. Soledad is another pretty good one but a little overpriced IMO.
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Old 04-25-2022, 09:02 PM   #24
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Old 04-25-2022, 09:02 PM   #25
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I can think of lots of liquors under 100 that are far from smooth!
I get it and thats why I say “why bother”. If I can drink something 100
proof that is smooth, why bother with crap. Then again, I’m subject to drink Keystone Beer.

The absolute best thing about Tequila is most especially for diabetic folk, the agave’s sugar metabolize similar to sweet potato.

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Old 04-25-2022, 09:11 PM   #26
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Visit him and have a drink with him. Buy what he serves. You will not go wrong.
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Old 04-25-2022, 09:19 PM   #27
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Tres Leguas is the original hand made recipe where Patron comes from...classic. There is a little book on it: How the Gringos Stole Tequila.
Always gotta be about race. Lol.

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Old 04-25-2022, 09:37 PM   #28
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Don Julio 1942 is liquid from the gods...

Tres Leguas is the original hand made recipe where Patron comes from...classic. There is a little book on it: How the Gringos Stole Tequila.
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The original Patrón Tequila was produced by Casa 7 Leguas, one of the oldest Mexican distilleries. St. Maarten Spirits (owners John Paul DeJoria and Martin Crowley) purchased the brand rights in 1989 and in 2002 production moved to a new distillery.
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Old 04-25-2022, 09:41 PM   #29
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Clase Azul Reposado
People buy this by the case at our store

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Old 04-25-2022, 09:43 PM   #30
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Casamigos is what I usually buy. Tequila drinkers can be pretty picky, I feel like this is always a crowd pleaser.
This is my wife's favorite. I'm not a tequila fan.

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Old 04-25-2022, 09:50 PM   #31
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It all depends on what he likes, Most of the high ends that people mention above all have additives for flavor. He may be a purest and like the no additive stuff.
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Old 04-25-2022, 09:58 PM   #32
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The original Patrón Tequila was produced by Casa 7 Leguas, one of the oldest Mexican distilleries. St. Maarten Spirits (owners John Paul DeJoria and Martin Crowley) purchased the brand rights in 1989 and in 2002 production moved to a new distillery.
Correct...sorry, Seite leguas is correct.

Owner said their fancy tequila / copy sucked & wasn't the same...my understand the 'Paul' was the guy from Paul Mitchell hair products. Owner missed out but stuck to his guns on the gringo mass produced being the same product. They still crush their agave w/ stone I'm told. A buddy got the tour.
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That George strait stuff is trash.

Don Jolio 1942. Anejo or Repasado
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Old 04-25-2022, 10:05 PM   #34
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The DJ 1942 is something else! I like the olmeca altos reposado.
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It all depends on what he likes, Most of the high ends that people mention above all have additives for flavor. He may be a purest and like the no additive stuff.
What he said 👆🏻, some additive free recommendation- Volans,Pasote,G4, Wild Common, Fortaleza (if you find it let me know it’s been hard to find), ArteNOM, Tapatio, El Tequileño, Ocho Tequila.
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Dos Artes Añejo. If you can find it, Reserva Especial is even better.



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Old 04-25-2022, 10:09 PM   #37
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Tequila Ley or Casamigos is what we usually keep stocked in our house. Both are equally smooth
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Old 04-25-2022, 11:08 PM   #38
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Whatever kind there is that doesn't taste like tequila. That crap is disgusting.
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Old 04-25-2022, 11:13 PM   #39
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I like the most expensive codigo, dos primos is a good budget one, Cantera negra is another
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Old 04-25-2022, 11:24 PM   #40
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My most recent favorite is Qui (sounds like “key”) Platinum Extra Añejo. It has the deep tones and rich flavor of an añejo, but without the color. Keeps your tequila-based cocktails from looking “muddy.”

For sipping, which I rarely do, Clase Azul is unbeatable.
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Old 04-25-2022, 11:33 PM   #41
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No love for Herradura? They make a great swig, as well as Tres Generaciones and a number of others at that price point. 1942 is a great choice if you feel like dropping a couple of bills...I guess it all depends on what kind of favor you're on the hook for!
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Old 04-26-2022, 12:18 AM   #42
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It really depends on how he drinks his tequila. I’m partial to Anejo from 100% Agave and usually drink it on the rocks. Find out if he likes to sip, shoot or mix it.
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[QUOTE=2old2;16193203]What he said 👆🏻, some additive free recommendation- Volans,Pasote,G4, Wild Common, Fortaleza (if you find it let me know it’s been hard to find), ArteNOM, Tapatio, El Tequileño, Ocho Tequila.[/QUOTE


These mentioned above are all any purist would drink as a lot of tequila now has addatives.. True tequila aficionados want the juice made how it was 100 years ago.....another to mention that is additive free would be El Tesoro.
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For me G4 repasado is as good as it gets if u arent going into the 100 + $ range.
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If he likes to drink or sip a good one, extra Anejo don julio 1942 or avion 44 booth are super smooth can actually drink on it and around $100-150
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Old 04-26-2022, 07:59 AM   #46
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I get it and thats why I say “why bother”. If I can drink something 100
proof that is smooth, why bother with crap. Then again, I’m subject to drink Keystone Beer.

The absolute best thing about Tequila is most especially for diabetic folk, the agave’s sugar metabolize similar to sweet potato.

LOL.......Don't be knocking them KEYSTONES I've had more than my fair share over the years. I'm not huge tequila guy typically.....I reserve it for shooters. If I'm on liquor it 9 times out of time some type of whiskey
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Old 04-26-2022, 10:33 AM   #47
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Casamigos is what I usually buy. Tequila drinkers can be pretty picky, I feel like this is always a crowd pleaser.
Solid buy here. I have yet to see someone disappointed with Casamigos. This reminds me I’m almost empty lol
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Old 04-26-2022, 11:02 AM   #48
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Clase Azul Reposado is excellent as many have suggested
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Old 04-26-2022, 04:27 PM   #49
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Clase Azul or Don Julio 1942

I'm a huge tequila fan, and these are these are can't miss.
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