Opinions - Recommended tequila?

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  1. berny

    berny Newbie

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    I have heard that getting drunk off of tequila is a little different experiance than getting drunk off of other kinds of hard alcohol. I would like to try
    this and have a little extra money so I was wondering what brand of tequila would be a good one to try for the first time.
     
  2. jesusfreak666er

    jesusfreak666er Newbie

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    from my experiance tequila has nothing special to it, but idk how good these are but jose cuervo is drinkable.... personally dont care for tequila much especially ones with that nasty worm in it. the problem is good authentic tequilas have the worm and therefore i find them somewhat undesirable.
     
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    cactus Silver Member

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    jesusfreak : real authentic tequila doesnt have a worm at all, mezcal comes with the worm.
     
  4. dr.gonzo

    dr.gonzo Silver Member

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    Jose Cuervo is an obvious choice. Sauza is usually a bit cheaper than Cuervo, and in my opinion, better.

    Baja is one of the cheapest, lowest of the low brands of tequila. But I drink it, I'm not a picky drinker.
     
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  5. plantshaman

    plantshaman Silver Member

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    cabo wabo or patrone. cabo is a much better deal.
     
  6. korky8097

    korky8097 Gold Member

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    I would go with either salza hornitos (sauza? Not sure on the sp) aka the poor mans viagra (no you wont have an erection for more than 48 hours haha). Jose actually makes some good tequila, but people always buy jose cuervo especial and dont realize jose makes many other tequilas. I would recommend Jose Cuervo Tradicional. Cabo Wabo is pretty damn good, but alot of its price is ads. because Sammy Hagar loves it and is the little poster boy kinda, but still a very good tequila.

    What you want to look for in tequilas is on the label it should read somewhere 100% agave(sp?, excuse my spanish). Tequila is made from a blue cactus-like plant. Jose Especial adds sugars and some other non Agave materials. Mainly because it is the most popular tequila in America, while Sauza is the most popular (not best quality i might add, but not bad quality either) in Mexico. So to sum up that rant:

    1) Jose Cuervo Tradicional
    2)Sauza hornitos (or some other sauza)
    3) Cabo Wabo if you want to spend a bit more

    No specific order on those. The catigories of tequila are:
    blanco - unaged white or clear tequila (hey, even unaged whiskey is clear)
    reposado - aged 4-18 months to become gold and gain its flavors
    anejo - aged 2-4 years in oak casks to become flavorful and heavier on the wallet

    hope this helps you out, I just recently got into buying liqours that didnt make me vomit at just the scent such as bartons vodka, plus i have seen the history channel episode on liqours 3-4 times. Enjoy
     
  7. WrtngCocaineTutorial

    WrtngCocaineTutorial Palladium Member

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    I've heard the same thing ..

    does "real/homemade in mexico" tequilla have something in it, like absinthe has thujone?
     
  8. korky8097

    korky8097 Gold Member

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    unless there is something in agave, the plant used in tequilla manufacture, no. i think it has something to it personally as every plant will have something that effects you somehow even very minorly. Who knows
     
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    WrtngCocaineTutorial Palladium Member

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    yes that's it agave! saw a tv show where they taked about mexican tequilla and how much agave was used..And that they used more agave in the mexican variant. but I can't remember if it was there I heard about the positive effects
     
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    Re: recommended tequila

    just stay away from pancho villa tequila. that stuff is the worst.
     
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    Re: recommended tequila

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    Re: recommended tequila

    Jose Cuervo is absolute garbage, in order to be considered tequila it must be at least 50% agave, Jose Cuervo is only 51% agave. Tequila must be 100% agave, or its strictly for highschool and dipshit frat parties. Here are SWIM's top three choices, as you can see, I am a huge fan of silver, but still enjoys anejo or reposado from time to time

    1. Del Maguey Mezcal Santo Domingo Albarradas

    2. Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata

    3. Patron Silver

    and if I am short on cash, 1800 silver ~ $26
     
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  13. CatMont

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    Re: recommended tequila

    Considering that Cabo Wabo isn't even Mexican, it's pretty good...

    Yes, Patron Silver is king...
     
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    Re: recommended tequila

    There are two categories you left out, one being

    "oro" (gold) or – unaged tequila. In which case glycerin, fructose, caramel and wood flavoring adds to the color of tequila which makes it look like it has been aged.

    There is also a new category of tequila that had been introduced this year called:
    "Extra-añejo" it is aged a minimum 3 years in oak barrels


    Tequila has to have a minimum of 51% agave (Agave tequilana to be exact, there are hundreds of species of agave). The rest is usually maize or sugarcane. Although you can get 100% agave which would be a better tequila and obviously a little more pricey.

    Personally I like Jose but Two Fingers is also a pretty good tasting tequila that won't put a hurt on your wallet.
     
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  15. johnny_socko

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    Re: recommended tequila

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    Don Julio Blue Agave (Not Silver:p )was voted best bottle of dequila under $90 by Maxim mag some months back. Swim,:) err, I have been drinking it for years. Smooth and distinct 80prf clean flavor, runs about $40-50 a bottle. I recently sat down with a buddy and drank a (whole) bottle of Resposada that was exceptional he bought in Mexico during a holiday. The name eludes me, (wonder why right ?) it had to six guns pointing upward moulded into the bottle. Anyone try this one ? It was 70prf and sold for about $50-60 in Mex.
    Maybe the name was Desparado or something...

    JS
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    Re: recommended tequila

    SWIM drank jose for the first time and only had 4 shots and was done for the night. Theres are reason ppl say 1 teq,2teq,3teq,FLOOR! This is very true. For new years I bought a 160 dollar bottle of clear patron and drank it with friends who don't like tequilla at all and everyone enjoyed it!
     
  17. qtricanwitabooty

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    Re: recommended tequila

    I must agree don julio is really the best... I had shots and it went down smooth. I must add I never have À hangover with this tequila.... if u drink cheap tequila the hangover the next day is the worst. so spend À lil more money and avoid that horrible hangover.

     
  18. static_vodka_420

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    jose cuervo black medallion is a good place to start
     
  19. bgman

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    CASADORES is the best. The reposado is very good and the anejo is supurb. Hard to get in the east except in some hispanic neighborhoods. I think this is one of the more popular tequilas with Mexicans (<==The best evidence that its good).
     
  20. PsychoActivist

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    I agree! Sauza for the win! Cuervo sucks and Sauza is way better. I like the Hornitos.
    If one just wants good tequila and is not very concerned about the price I would have to go with Don Julio over Patron.
    He believes Don Julio is a much better Tequila and it is similar in price to Patron.