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    Tequila....and I thought whiskey could be expensive

    http://www.gayot.com/spirits/top10te...nco-anejo.html

    Only 2-3 of these bottles are in the affordable zone for many people barring a splurge purchase.
    Not being very familiar with tequila / anejo outside of mixing, the Gran Dovejo Reposado, El Tesoro Reposado and the Alquimia Reserva de Don Adolfo Extra Añejo are in the typical bourbon / scotch price zone. Any recommendations for a good sipping tequila?
    Last edited by Jono; 03-29-2015 at 14:15.

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    Re: Tequila....and I thought whiskey could be expensive

    I read the whole tequila thread started by Max Power. One tequila I discovered that I really like is El Ultimo Reposado. It usually goes for low $20s around here. I think it's way better than any of the more popular brands.

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    Re: Tequila....and I thought whiskey could be expensive

    I try to be diplomatic about spirit pricing but some of those are just damn ridiculous. I would put them in the category of "for people with more money than sense".
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    Re: Tequila....and I thought whiskey could be expensive

    A nice review, it seems to be in the current buy now before they realize they have something category!

    https://lamargaritaindy.wordpress.co...timo-reposado/

    Another

    http://tequila.underthelabel.com/l/2...quila-Reposado

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    Re: Tequila....and I thought whiskey could be expensive

    While I don't own any of these particular bottles other than the El Tesoro (I have the anejo and Paradiso extra anejo, not the reposado) I have had a chance to try several of them (Casa Dragones, Don Julio Real, Gran Patron Burdeos, Partida Elegante) and the bottles that are $200-300 and up are certainly not worth it to me. I particularly don't understand the "joven" style like Casa Dragones. They filter away flavor along with the color and then want to charge you more for it? No thanks!

    But a "sipping" tequila that is an anejo or extra anejo are often as much as $80-120 and some are well worth it to me. Excellia anejo, Don Julio 1942, El Tesoro Paradiso, Don Pilar Extra Anejo all come to mind. The downside with most tequila is they are typically 80 proof or close to it. Hard to find a good quality tequila with a bit of proof to it. Of the 25 or so I currently have only 2 are above 80 proof.
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    Re: Tequila....and I thought whiskey could be expensive

    The Don Julio line looks interesting.

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    Re: Tequila....and I thought whiskey could be expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    The Don Julio line looks interesting.
    Some feel it may have slipped a bit since Diageo took full control. But that may just be a general dislike for Diageo! It is almost certainly no longer a "family" made tequila.

    A couple of years ago tasting 1942 side by side with the Real I found the 1942 to be much more to my liking.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Tequila....and I thought whiskey could be expensive

    I would vote 7 Leguas and El Tesoro for inexpensive sippers...

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    Re: Tequila....and I thought whiskey could be expensive

    Thanks for the suggestions, the 7 Leguas has some nice reviews too. Just like Rum, there are many fine choices beyond the typical white mixers.

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    Re: Tequila....and I thought whiskey could be expensive

    You don't ever need to go over $50 to find an exceptional tequila.
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