Tequila anyone?

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  1. Tequila anyone?
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    When it comes to tequila, there is way more to it than meets the eye. While margaritas are objectively delicious, tequila can be used for other mixed cocktails and enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Depending on how you plan to drink it will help you decide what bottle to go for at the liquor store, and you'll never have to be perplexed by the number of options on the shelf with this list. But, first things first, we need to go through a little background behind the three main types of tequila: blanco, reposado, and añejo.

    The difference is all in the aging process. Blanco (sometimes called silver) is un-aged tequila, and is usually bottled very soon after it's distilled. As the name suggests, blanco tequila is the clearest in color and goes well in mixed drinks or as a complement to Mexican dishes. Reposado tequilas are rested for two months to a year before being bottled up, and typically rest in oak barrels so they take on a bit of a gold color through the process. Añejo is aged for at least one year (but less than three years), giving it a gold or light brown color compared to the others. This longer aging process gives it more complex flavors that can be better appreciated when sipped alone rather than mixed into a cocktail.

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    From the Blue Agave. I think it deserves a lot of credit.

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    It's like singing the praise of the chicken in a ham and eggs breakfast and ignoring the contribution of the pig.

    Are there as many varieties of the Blue Agave as there are of an apple, I wonder?
     
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    Tequila....no mas.
     
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    What are your favorites?
     
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    Casamigos Anejo is my favorite.

    Corralejo Reposado is my go to.

    I still need to try Don Julio 1942
     
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    Don Julio 1942 and it's not even close.
     
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    Some music please.....

     
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    I'm a huge tequila consumer...

    While in Cabo a few years back I was turned onto Don Julio 70. I picked up a bottle at the airport and brought it back to the States. I thought I had to ration the bottle until I saw it being sold in Costco. It's been in my Costco on and off for the last 3+ years. Best tequila ever imo - only clear Anejo in the world.

    While I love 1942, it's not worth the price compared to other tequilas, Don Julio 70 being one.

    https://www.donjulio.com/en-us/our-tequilas/don-julio-70-anejo-claro-tequila?ds_e=GOOGLE&ds_c=B:+General_Exact_EN_US&ds_k=don+julio+70&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8My56bC46AIVhSCtBh0CPwOvEAAYASAAEgLHVPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    In stock at Casa 619:

    Don Julio 70
    Tierra Noble Anejo
    Casamigos Resposado

    For mixing:

    1800 Blanco
    Hornitos Resposado
     
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    I agree w/ the comments for Don Julio - one of the best out there. Nothing better to sip after a tough day. One that I've been wanted to try for a while is Cava de Oro's Reposado. I've only seen it available at BevMo, and it's pricey. Been searching for a bar, where I can order a shot, to sample before I purchase.
     
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    I enjoy a good tequila as well and prefer Patron and Don Julio. For mixing the El Jimador pictured above is a decent/cheap option.
     
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    Putting coin in George Clooney's pocket. That will always be a "no" for me.
     
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    I strongly agree. Outside of the politics, I thought it had an awful taste. I ended up given the bottle away.
     
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    Don't let that stop you from enjoying it.

    A lesser known fact is that the actor and two friends founded one of the fastest-growing tequila brands in the world by accident in 2013. That company is Casamigos, which sold to Diageo for $1 billion in June 2017 — a sale that just made Clooney the highest-paid actor of 2018, despite not appearing in a film.

    Diageo agreed to pay $700 million initially, with the potential of another $300 million based on the tequila's performance over 10 years, according to CNBC.

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    He is still being paid to pimp the brand.
     
  16. CurtC

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    ...and I still found the taste to be awful.
     
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    I don't drink much these days, but this here is my favorite tequila. It is for sipping and it is tasty
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    The only place I know to get it is a little market on Del Avion and Niguel in South OC. But, I did see it in Costco of all places in Palm Desert, while stopping in on the way to a friends birthday party. It went quick. If you like tequila, grab this if you see it anywhere
     
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    Cool looking bottle too.
     
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    Has to be Monarch Beach Market. And yes, love the bottle.
     

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