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#1 HookEmHorns

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:36 PM

Looking for "expert" opinion of your top 3 (if you have 3) brands and best price/location at Lakeside. Looking for Anejo, Reposada, and Plata. I have been told the Plata is the one for Margaritas? Thanks.



#2 myblueheron

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

Anejo is my favorite. I prefer the darker one over the blanco. I really like the 1800 brand. I get it from Paz and also Lakeside Express delivers it from Costco. Last week they had it at WalMart too.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:40 PM

Licores Paz is the place to find the best selection of tequilas.  Top 3 brands:  Gonzalez, Siete Leguas, and Herradura.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:39 AM

Just like scotch,borbon,beer,etc. everyone has their taste preferences, BUT, the Don Julio brand is top notch from the claro to the anejo. Especially good is their Don Julio 70...This is their anniversary edition for their 70th year in the tequila production. The 70 is a "clear" anejo. You read that right "a clear anejo" that is as smooth as any I have ever had the pleasure to drink. You can find it in Wally world on occasion but also at Paz and other liquor stores. A little expensive +/- $450 peso's. Truly exceptional for serious sipping and not to be mixed or adulterated with any mixes or condiments..Actually it is too damn tasty and will lead many to over imbibe. Good sipping my friends...hell I sound like a marketing puke..lol.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 07:02 AM

I have to agree with Tomas--I favor the Don Julio brand myself, esp the 70th anniversary clear anejo.


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:42 AM

Well Tomaz and Denver obviously  know their stuff.   For a pure sipping Tequila the connoisseur  will go any day of the week for Don Julio’s 70 Anejo Claro.

For an anjeo I quite enjoy Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia.  

For a reposado my vote would go to Torero Tequila.

For a blanco Tres Vaquitas is a pleasant surprise.

Mixed for Mararitas – who cares.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:08 AM

Any comments on El Cabrito? Seems to be pretty popular with the "mixer" crowd. Definitely inexpensive.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:10 AM

Well Tomaz and Denver obviously  know their stuff.   For a pure sipping Tequila the connoisseur  will go any day of the week for Don Julio’s 70 Anejo Claro.

For an anjeo I quite enjoy Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia.  

For a reposado my vote would go to Torero Tequila.

For a blanco Tres Vaquitas is a pleasant surprise.

Mixed for Mararitas – who cares.

Sadly, I think Tres Vaquitas is long gone - it was good.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:09 AM

Cabrito is okay for margaritas, but imo it's too harsh for drinking straight.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:41 PM

You can buy better for less $ than Cabrito.  IMHO, Don Julio used to be good but once it was sold to some mega-corporation it became just another factory-made, mass-marketed, over-priced product.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:45 PM

You can buy better for less $ than Cabrito.  IMHO, Don Julio used to be good but once it was sold to some mega-corporation it became just another factory-made, mass-marketed, over-priced product.

 

Please tell me which brands to look for, El Saltos! We are on a budget, so are looking for stuff that's on the low end of the price scale but still decent enough to drink straight.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:03 PM

You can buy better for less $ than Cabrito.  IMHO, Don Julio used to be good but once it was sold to some mega-corporation it became just another factory-made, mass-marketed, over-priced product.

Interesting. I haven't tried Cabrito, just heard people saying it was good value. It is pretty darned cheap, and always seems to come with a free pint extra. But your point raises another thought: personally, I find Patron and most Cuervo to be very poor examples for Mexico. So to each his own, eh? El Jimador has my vote for most all-around robustness for the money.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:40 PM

How about our local Tequila "Sandy & Daniel"?



#14 El Saltos

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:20 AM

Sandy and Daniel is very good, inexpensive and now available at PAZ.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:21 AM

 

Please tell me which brands to look for, El Saltos! We are on a budget, so are looking for stuff that's on the low end of the price scale but still decent enough to drink straight.

 

Sandy and Daniel at PAZ.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:22 AM

Good advice Mainecoons on a low priced tequila.   I have several friends, whose opinion I value, aficionados of Sandy y Daniel.  They had a full page ad I believe in the Ojo magazine which give outlets for their products.  S y D are really two great guys who deserve community support.  They go the extra mile to produce a good product; the receiver of many awards.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:22 AM

We'll give S y D a try, then! Any other suggestions?



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:19 AM

El Compadre,technically it's not tequila because it isn't distilled in Jalisco,but it's 100% agave very smooth and at 48 pesos you can't beat it.Google it and check the reviews.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:24 AM

We'll give S y D a try, then! Any other suggestions?

 

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:52 AM

El Compadre,technically it's not tequila because it isn't distilled in Jalisco,but it's 100% agave very smooth and at 48 pesos you can't beat it.Google it and check the reviews.

This link shows the domains for tequila - it is not limited to Jalisco:

 

http://www.tequila.n...or-tequila.html






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