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Danny Kanell : 5/21/2019 8:16 pm
Going to a party at my buddys this weekend and hes become a big Tequila guy in the past year or so. Can any BBI tequila connoisseurs recommend a good bottle I can get him in the $50 - $100 range that hed appreciate?

Thanks
I like Patron Anejo  
adamg : 5/21/2019 8:20 pm : link
But I'm not really a connoisseur...
I'm not really a connoisseur either  
Bockman : 5/21/2019 8:29 pm : link
but I've stocked the home bar with both Clase Azul Plata and Don Julio Blanco before when I know specific people are coming over.

However, my go-to everyday tequila for margaritas and the like is Milagro, but that's more like a $30 bottle.
Casamigos  
UConn4523 : 5/21/2019 8:34 pm : link
is really good, dont let the Clooney thing fool you.
RE: I'm not really a connoisseur either  
JayBinQueens : 5/21/2019 8:35 pm : link
In comment 14451579 Bockman said:
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but I've stocked the home bar with both Clase Azul Plata and Don Julio Blanco before when I know specific people are coming over.

However, my go-to everyday tequila for margaritas and the like is Milagro, but that's more like a $30 bottle.


Clase Azul is a great sipping tequila
2nd the Patron Anejo  
gtt350 : 5/21/2019 8:35 pm : link
no salt no lemon just smooth as silk
RE: Casamigos  
Eman11 : 5/21/2019 8:41 pm : link
In comment 14451586 UConn4523 said:
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is really good, dont let the Clooney thing fool you.



Agreed.
Clase Azul is my favorite as well....  
Ryan : 5/21/2019 8:50 pm : link
....
Strongly recommend Corzo Reposado.  
Crispino : 5/21/2019 9:00 pm : link
Smooth, like a cognac. Probably in the $55 to $65 range.
Been sipping tequila for  
Jim in LA : 5/21/2019 9:20 pm : link
a long time. Spent a few days vacationing in Tequila last year.

I would stick to the anejos for your buddy, most in the 50-100 range should be good. I'd avoid the Patron and Don Julios as I feel they are over priced and over hyped for what they are and everybody has them.

A couple that I've had and enjoyed which should be in your price range are; Corzo Tequila Anejo, Milagro Tequila Select Barrel Reserve Anejo, Sauza Tres Generaciones Tequila Anejo, Casa Noble Tequila Anejo and Fortaleza Tequila Anejo. Another nice idea might be the Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Anejo, a fantastic tequila which comes in an individually hand painted box.
Maestro Dobel Diamante  
GothamGiants : 5/21/2019 9:31 pm : link
tequila blend, double filtered

Incredible.
Don Julio Anejo,  
Section331 : 5/21/2019 9:43 pm : link
runs about $60, and is fantastic.
I'm also not an expert, but during my tequila phase  
ChaChing : 5/21/2019 9:56 pm : link
Corralejo Reposado was a winner. Tried the Anejo as well which was good, not had the blanco. Real smooth, easy to drink straight but a solid mixer, not too steep either

RE: RE: Casamigos  
TurdFurguson : 5/21/2019 11:26 pm : link
In comment 14451602 Eman11 said:
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In comment 14451586 UConn4523 said:


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is really good, dont let the Clooney thing fool you.




Agreed.


Get the Ajeo from Casamigos. Best sipping tequila for its price
RE: 2nd the Patron Anejo  
TurdFurguson : 5/21/2019 11:29 pm : link
In comment 14451590 gtt350 said:
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no salt no lemon just smooth as silk


Tastes like hair product.
Dos Cusanos  
pjcas18 : 5/22/2019 12:26 am : link
"two worms"

it's cheaper than you want, but worth it. I ate one of the the worm at a Cinco De Mayo party in 1999 I still have flashbacks.

Clase Azul is good, but pretty sweet.  
Kevin in CT : 5/22/2019 6:47 am : link
Don Julio 1942 is the way to go and you can generally find it for around $100 or so.
Partida Anejo  
PSIMMS 22-25-268 : 5/22/2019 9:14 am : link
is my go-to and can be had for about $50-60 a bottle.
Been drinking Casamigos  
gmen9892 : 5/22/2019 9:27 am : link
For the past 2 years now. I hardly touch anything else. Love their Tequila.
Avion Silver is very good as well  
Kevin(formerly Tiki4Six) : 5/22/2019 9:52 am : link
as the Don Julio Blanco..
RE: Casamigos  
MotownGIANTS : 5/22/2019 11:17 am : link
In comment 14451586 UConn4523 said:
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is really good, dont let the Clooney thing fool you.


+1
RE: Dos Cusanos  
TurdFurguson : 5/22/2019 12:16 pm : link
In comment 14451770 pjcas18 said:
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"two worms"

it's cheaper than you want, but worth it. I ate one of the the worm at a Cinco De Mayo party in 1999 I still have flashbacks.



If Im seeing that correctly, looks like it says Mezcal on the bottle.

Traditionally worms have been associated with Mezcal, not Tequila.
I've had them all,  
Giantophile : 5/22/2019 12:20 pm : link
and it's not the sexy pick, but for my money you can't beat Patron Anejo (as others have said above).

Pretty new tequila  
NYGIANTS86 : 5/22/2019 1:05 pm : link
that I have found amazing (all levels) is
Tequila Enemigo

If your friend is a tuly tequila afficionado  
TEPLimey : 5/22/2019 1:16 pm : link
I would avoid both the Clase Azul and the 1942. Clase Azul (which is actually a reposado) is aged in sherry casks, which leaves it with an incredibly sweet flavor relative to your standard reposado or even an anejo. Its a great start for someone who doesn't already love tequila because the flavor masks some of the stronger agave notes, but for the afficionado there is probably too much imparted from the barrels to actually enjoy the tequila.

I have the same opinion of 1942 (aged in American Oak cask). For a true connoisseur, the flavor is too manipulated and masks the agave flavor.

Avion and Patron are wildly overpriced for what they are. I would skip them.

The first thing you should do is ask your friend whether he likes blanco v. anejo. Unlike a scotch (which people almost universally agree that the older the better), many tequila drinkers actually prefer to enjoy the agave closest to its original form - a blanco. Others prefer to have some level of aging, whether it be more (anejo) or less (reposado). If you are willing to ask him, then that can be helpful to you.

If you are in an area where a wide selection of tequila is not readily available, then some good options that you should be able to find (you can't go wrong with any of them):

-Casa Noble (if you can find it, they also do a "single barrel" 7 and 8 year for about $100, which is a special find)
-Casamigos (I think their blanco is particularly good)
-Siete Leguas
-Fortaleza (probably my top pick for this group as a whole line)

If you want to do something less run-of-the-mill and really impress him, if available, some other great options in nor particular order:

-Arte NOM (an interesting brand - they contract with different distillers to create a custom tequila for their line. I love the 1414 and the 1146)
-Orgullo San Matias (anejo only)
-Crotolo
-1-2-3 Organic
-Ocho
-T1

These are all great options - if you showed up to my house with any of them, I'd be thrilled. If you want to post a follow-up question on this, I'll try to check back later.
RE: If your friend is a tuly tequila afficionado  
FatMan in Charlotte : 5/22/2019 1:21 pm : link
In comment 14452209 TEPLimey said:
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I would avoid both the Clase Azul and the 1942. Clase Azul (which is actually a reposado) is aged in sherry casks, which leaves it with an incredibly sweet flavor relative to your standard reposado or even an anejo. Its a great start for someone who doesn't already love tequila because the flavor masks some of the stronger agave notes, but for the afficionado there is probably too much imparted from the barrels to actually enjoy the tequila.

I have the same opinion of 1942 (aged in American Oak cask). For a true connoisseur, the flavor is too manipulated and masks the agave flavor.

Avion and Patron are wildly overpriced for what they are. I would skip them.

The first thing you should do is ask your friend whether he likes blanco v. anejo. Unlike a scotch (which people almost universally agree that the older the better), many tequila drinkers actually prefer to enjoy the agave closest to its original form - a blanco. Others prefer to have some level of aging, whether it be more (anejo) or less (reposado). If you are willing to ask him, then that can be helpful to you.

If you are in an area where a wide selection of tequila is not readily available, then some good options that you should be able to find (you can't go wrong with any of them):

-Casa Noble (if you can find it, they also do a "single barrel" 7 and 8 year for about $100, which is a special find)
-Casamigos (I think their blanco is particularly good)
-Siete Leguas
-Fortaleza (probably my top pick for this group as a whole line)

If you want to do something less run-of-the-mill and really impress him, if available, some other great options in nor particular order:

-Arte NOM (an interesting brand - they contract with different distillers to create a custom tequila for their line. I love the 1414 and the 1146)
-Orgullo San Matias (anejo only)
-Crotolo
-1-2-3 Organic
-Ocho
-T1

These are all great options - if you showed up to my house with any of them, I'd be thrilled. If you want to post a follow-up question on this, I'll try to check back later.


This is what I love about BBI. That's just a kick-ass informative post!!
Casa Dragones Blanco is great  
jamalduff123 : 5/22/2019 1:27 pm : link
Really smooth at about $70/bottle.

As others mentioned Clase Azul-- nice tequila and gorgeous ceramic bottle, makes a nice gift.
RE: RE: If your friend is a tuly tequila afficionado  
Danny Kanell : 5/22/2019 4:35 pm : link
In comment 14452218 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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In comment 14452209 TEPLimey said:


Quote:


I would avoid both the Clase Azul and the 1942. Clase Azul (which is actually a reposado) is aged in sherry casks, which leaves it with an incredibly sweet flavor relative to your standard reposado or even an anejo. Its a great start for someone who doesn't already love tequila because the flavor masks some of the stronger agave notes, but for the afficionado there is probably too much imparted from the barrels to actually enjoy the tequila.

I have the same opinion of 1942 (aged in American Oak cask). For a true connoisseur, the flavor is too manipulated and masks the agave flavor.

Avion and Patron are wildly overpriced for what they are. I would skip them.

The first thing you should do is ask your friend whether he likes blanco v. anejo. Unlike a scotch (which people almost universally agree that the older the better), many tequila drinkers actually prefer to enjoy the agave closest to its original form - a blanco. Others prefer to have some level of aging, whether it be more (anejo) or less (reposado). If you are willing to ask him, then that can be helpful to you.

If you are in an area where a wide selection of tequila is not readily available, then some good options that you should be able to find (you can't go wrong with any of them):

-Casa Noble (if you can find it, they also do a "single barrel" 7 and 8 year for about $100, which is a special find)
-Casamigos (I think their blanco is particularly good)
-Siete Leguas
-Fortaleza (probably my top pick for this group as a whole line)

If you want to do something less run-of-the-mill and really impress him, if available, some other great options in nor particular order:

-Arte NOM (an interesting brand - they contract with different distillers to create a custom tequila for their line. I love the 1414 and the 1146)
-Orgullo San Matias (anejo only)
-Crotolo
-1-2-3 Organic
-Ocho
-T1

These are all great options - if you showed up to my house with any of them, I'd be thrilled. If you want to post a follow-up question on this, I'll try to check back later.



This is what I love about BBI. That's just a kick-ass informative post!!


Couldn't agree more. Thanks everyone!
RE: RE: RE: If your friend is a tuly tequila afficionado  
TEPLimey : 5/23/2019 11:18 am : link
In comment 14452573 Danny Kanell said:
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Couldn't agree more. Thanks everyone!

So what did you end up selecting?
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