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The perfect tequila......
09-02-2010, 09:36 PM
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The perfect tequila......
By far in the tequila variety, Don Julio STANDS OUT. It's flevor is
good and smoot, and helps you to cowboy up on those tough and difficult moments, let alone the happy ones. Best of all it won't produce hangovers.........
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05-21-2011, 06:54 PM
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RE: The perfect tequila......
I have tried many brands and varieties within brands over the years, and I keep going back to a handful of favorites;

1st place: Don Juilo 1942 - not your "served with lime and salt" tequila by any measure, the price alone tells you that there is some higher class of refinement going on here. This is a sipping tequila, best served in a snifter. Double distilling, known as "Pot Still 6", adds to it's smooth flavor of caramel and toffee, layered with a fresh vanilla fragrance and hints of red fruits like cherry mixed with caramel and almonds, chocolate tones along with cinnamon and a light touch of the wood cask. Comes in a nice wooden box with hinged lid and hinged closure hasp. I pay about $140 a bottle here in Hawaii, although, the wood coffin shaped box is getting harder to find.

2nd place: When price is an issue, Don Juilo Añejo, about $100 bucks less, leaves a honey/caramel after taste that goes well with a fine cubano. Very smooth and satisfying, you won't feel like you have to reserve this one for only special occasions like with the 1942.

3rd place: Porfidio Añejo, came in a numbered, hand blown bottle with a glass cactus on the inside, but unfortunately, is no longer in production. It was aged 2 years in a single barrel and took on the smokey/ fruitful characteristics of the barrel. Very smooth and at a good price point, around $45 a bottle, was hard to beat. The Plata (or silver) version of this is also good, but lacks the flavor of the cask.

Some of the other "generic" brands that can be found in most liqueur stores and supermarkets, and useful when making cocktails such as margaritas include, Sauza Tres Generaciones Anejo, Patron, either the Añejo or Resposado, and Reserva 1800 Reposado.

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