Corralejo Reposado Tequila
Tequila Reposado — Guanajuato, MexicoTastedThis tequila proves that you don't need to spend big money to get a great tequila. 750 ml for $27. Buy it in Mexico for closer to $20. Sadly, we were already carrying our tequila limit on the return flight to the US, otherwise Corralejo reposado would have made the trip home with us. At times I want a smooth beverage. At other times I desire spice. Warm going down, this agave of awesomeness has both characteristics and so much more. Surprisingly complex; what a tasty treat. Rated a 4/5 only because I couldn't rate it a 4.25. I am intrigued by the ratings and evaluations on this one... all over the place. What a great life we lead; sample and rate.
Milagro Silver Tequila
Tequila Blanco — Los Altos, Jalisco, MexicoTastedI'm surprised that Milagro Blanco did not have a higher average rating on this app. A 3.5/5 is a 70% C-... a bit low for this beverage that I rated at a 4/5= 80%. Sure there are only 10 percentage points between the two ratings described above, but it's not a bastard tequila. It has the expected traditional notes, plus the characteristics for regret-free mixing or spiced and sweet sipping. Great price point for this unashamed tequila.
Tequila El Mayor Blanco
Tequila Blanco — Jalisco, MexicoTastedThe agave plant plays a huge role in act one; it's almost like sipping the plant itself when suddenly the sweetness- subtle at first- kicks in. Like big brother, El Mayor Extra Anejo, the spice and heat are driving forces. If you enjoy earthy, sweet, heat in a blanco... you'll enjoy this for sipping. Good price point and in the final act, it's an award winner... San Francisco World Spirits Competition GOLD MEDAL 2016.
Tequila El Mayor Extra Añejo
Tequila Extra Añejo — Jalisco, MexicoTastedIf you like spice upfront and a warm finish, you'll enjoy this select tequila. Each additional sip introduces brings on the Caramelized agave and the quality of the barrels. The best part is the tequila flavor is not lost. Expensive, but a very good purchase.
Don Julio 1942 Tequila
Tequila Añejo — Los Altos, Jalisco, MexicoTastedIf I could rate it4.5, I would. The first sniff introduces the primary notes- rich, spiced sweetness. The agave is muted to the nose, but is clearly present- not overwhelming. I continue to sniff what remains in the shot before pouring a second. Like a fine fragrance, you are instantly allured. The first taste is so smooth, then slight heat and oak barrel enter the picture. The primary notes remain with you each time you sample. This is a fine tequila that leaves you wanting more. Not as top notch as my go to favorite, Clase Azul reposado, but 1942 will continue to be in my top 5. A 750 ml bottle in Mexico costs @ $95, while some stores in the US sell it for as much as $175. Shop around for this highly sought after, aged tequila.
Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila
Tequila Blanco — Los Altos, Jalisco, MexicoTastedWith a price point like this, you can't go wrong. The spiced sweetness is an immediate punch in the mouth, but let it settle in to discover the deep agave awesomeness which is the driving force behind our tequila love affair. Enjoy deeply chilled shots or the kick of Siete Leguas mixed in a salted rim margarita on the rocks.
Blanton's Original Single Barrel
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedIn a 7 bourbon taste test (no Jack nor Makers involved) at my friend's in-house bar, Blanton's was a narrow victor. Four Roses Single Barrel was in the mix as was Knob Creek. Others that faired really well were Bulleit and Woodford Reserve. It's tough to pick the top performer when you thoroughly enjoy the genre. My friend considers Blanton's to be "snooty". I declared my vote was solely based on flavor not cost. The smokey spice leads to a rich, sweet and smooth finish gently highlighting the other characteristics of a high quality bourbon. This is one of my sipping favorites. Enjoy ice free. Why dilute deliciousness?
Clase Azul Reposado Tequila
Tequila Reposado — Los Altos, Jalisco, MexicoTastedAt the top of the class for a reason. If you enjoy reposado, this one is a must have. A smooth finish and sweet agave flavor with all the characteristics you would expect from a well balanced tequila. Each time you sip, you'll be thankful you parted with the additional $$$$ for this very high quality beverage. No regrets. No mixing. Neat only! Don't mess with perfection.