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NFT: Need Tequilla Recommendation

Samiam : 4/28/2021 4:24 pm
Can I get some recommendations for a good tequilla? Is the Rock’s any good? Is the Kirkland brand any good?
I enjoy  
NDMedics : 4/28/2021 4:45 pm : link
Don Julio Reposado.
eric2425ny : 4/28/2021 4:46 pm : link
Can’t fail with Casamigo vanilla  
Gvp_nyc5boros : 4/28/2021 4:48 pm : link
What are you doing with it?  
pjcas18 : 4/28/2021 4:49 pm : link
making margaritas? or just going to chill it and do some shots/sip it?

If making margaritas or other mixed drink I'm less inclined to spend on good tequila but if you're chilling it, and hanging out on the deck drinking some shots or even sipping it then absolutely worth the better tequila.

So, what's your goal?
Don Julio 1942  
Fearless : 4/28/2021 4:52 pm : link
On the rocks. Sip and enjoy.
Espolon fits the bill  
UConn4523 : 4/28/2021 4:54 pm : link
both for mixing and chilled on its own, typically can be had around $25. Will be making my own jalapeño tequila with it for a cinco de Mayo block party next week.
My favorite tequila  
Bricktop : 4/28/2021 4:58 pm : link
to sip is DJ 1942. But it's expensive and really needs to be savored in moderation.

If you're looking for a cheaper option to sip or on the rocks DJ Blanco is a great choice.

And if you're mixing into something like a margarita or sunrise, just buy any of the Cuervos that fit your cocktail. Don't spend a ton of money on something you're really just using for alcohol content.
Cannot have this discussion without a price point.  
BlueHurricane : 4/28/2021 4:58 pm : link
Where you looking to be?
my wife likes  
Producer : 4/28/2021 4:59 pm : link
Don Julio anejo and blanco and

she likes Clooney's tequila Casamigos
Casa Migos and Milagros  
Zeke's Alibi : 4/28/2021 5:00 pm : link
I actually used to stock up on Costco tequila for mix shit when I lived on beach. Great value buy for mixed drinks. They say it's 100 agave, but man does it have some terrible taste straight.
Teramana and Kirkland  
UConn4523 : 4/28/2021 5:01 pm : link
are on the cheaper side so I'd imagine that's his pricepoint, around $30. Personally Id rather spend a tad extra for those over Cuervo and decrease my odds at a hangover.
La Gritona  
nyg_jf : 4/28/2021 5:07 pm : link
Cheaper than Espolon, but higher quality. Super smooth yet affordable
RE: La Gritona  
UConn4523 : 4/28/2021 5:09 pm : link
In comment 15238141 nyg_jf said:
Cheaper than Espolon, but higher quality. Super smooth yet affordable

Hmmm, i'm intrigued. Total Wines doesn't look like they stock it near me but i'll be on the lookout for it elsewhere.
What's your price point?  
JayBinQueens : 4/28/2021 5:57 pm : link
The higher end Patrons are really good. Casa azul I like a lot too

Espolon is probably my go to for every day
Clase Azul Reposado  
EliIsEliteX2 : 4/28/2021 6:00 pm : link
Is my favorite brand of tequila.

Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia Extra Anejo is a close second.
Tres Generaciones is great for shots  
Clearwater Joe : 4/28/2021 6:01 pm : link
Samiam : 4/28/2021 6:04 pm : link
Drinking it straight
Corralejo Reposado  
widmerseyebrow : 4/28/2021 6:11 pm : link
Don Julio 70  
JB_in_DC : 4/28/2021 6:20 pm : link
is very smooth.
good inexpensive tequila  
GIGANTOR : 4/28/2021 6:25 pm : link
El Jimador Anejo Tequila.
This is my flyfishing buddies favorite tequila he always bring a bottle flyfishing and he puts the bottle on ice and we do shots with lime and salt washed down with Sierra Nevada Pale Ales. It is widely available and gets high ratings on website tequila reviews.
i like it well enough.
you can go to Total Wine and More and find higher priced tequilas.
I like Milagro  
phil in arizona : 4/28/2021 6:25 pm : link
I'll go with that unless there is a screaming deal on another 100% de agave. Kirkland or anything else 100% de agave is great for mixing. The darker, the more the more "Tequilla" taste.
RE: pjcas18  
pjcas18 : 4/28/2021 6:26 pm : link
In comment 15238291 Samiam said:
Drinking it straight

People say it's over priced and cliched but Patron Silver chilled is still my go to. I find it very smooth and every time someone says "oh that's shit you need to try this..." - the one I try just isn't as smooth as Patron Silver - even if people try and want it to be.

but I do like casamigo blanco (the Clooney one too). it is very affordable and great for sipping/shots.
4 Copas  
OC2.0 : 4/28/2021 6:27 pm : link
Ur quest has ended my son.
For drinking straight up, say like whiskey,  
phil in arizona : 4/28/2021 6:28 pm : link
you may want something aged + higher end than those.
Sauza Commemerative goes down well  
gtt350 : 4/28/2021 9:13 pm : link
RE: Clase Azul Reposado  
smshmth8690 : 4/28/2021 10:45 pm : link
In comment 15238287 EliIsEliteX2 said:
Is my favorite brand of tequila.

Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia Extra Anejo is a close second.

+1 for Clase Azul Reposado. I had some on Saturday, excellent. I'm not a huge tequila drinker, but I will have to look for JC Reserve now too. Is it around the same price point as Clase Azul?
Pepe Lopez Silver  
Vanzetti : 4/28/2021 10:52 pm : link
The people’s choice
Whenever we go to Mexico  
Bubba : 4/29/2021 6:54 am : link
we get Herradura Ultra straight or just 1 ice cube. Its the one with horseshoe on the label.
armstead98 : 4/29/2021 7:25 am : link
If you’re drinking straight, consider an Anejo (aged). The good ones are the highest end.

Really though you should’ve be going for mezcal, that’s where it’s at.
Espolon Reposado  
dlauster : 4/29/2021 8:21 am : link
Is very nice for sipping and for a higher end Margarita at its price point.
For me it's always Casamigos  
bigbluehoya : 4/29/2021 8:46 am : link
Blanco for margs or if I'm making a stiff rocks drink with a small splash of club soda and a lime.

Reposado for sipping either up or rocks. sometimes also a very small splash of soda in that as well.

I'm don't consider myself much of a price snob on most of my booze decisions....but tequila is one area where I have found pricetag to be a pretty solid indicator of what you are getting.
BigBlue2112 : 4/29/2021 9:01 am : link
We have every single kirkland brand booze. They're all great
It depends on whether you are buying it for  
Section331 : 4/29/2021 9:03 am : link
sipping or for mixing. If it's for sipping, Don Julio Anejo is my go-to. If you're mixing, Kirkland is fine, or Jose Cuervo, but I wouldn't drink either neat.
Patron anejo  
adamg : 4/29/2021 9:18 am : link
Olmeca Altos  
ArtVandelay : 4/29/2021 12:38 pm : link
I haven't tried Epsolon yet but Olmeca is about the same price. The Repo and Anejo are good enough to sip and not too expensive to mix. El Mayor is another good bargain but it's harder to find.
Picked up  
UConn4523 : 4/29/2021 7:08 pm : link
2 bottles of El Padrino - one Blanco and the other Reposado. Haven’t had either yet and will be taste testing later, will report back on my findings.
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