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Oct 25, 2006 03:43 PM

Tequila recs?

I want to get my boyfriend a nice tequila for our 3 year anniversary. I know he likes Patron, but I'm kind of clueless about anything with tequila.
Does anyone know any good sipping tequilas that might even be better than Patron?

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  1. Patron is fairly mediocre for a sipping tequila. They can get out of control expensive. Anejo tequilas are designed for sipping but too much for my tastes. My favorite is Don Julio reposada, not too pricey (about $50).

      1. Patron Reposado. Make sure it's chilled first, though!

        1. I will second the Don Julio Reposado as that is what I usually have on hand. A few others to try:

          El Tesoro Reposado - amazing.

          Cabo Wabo Reposado - had this for the first time in a while the other night and it was as smooth as I remember.

          4 Replies
          1. re: CDouglas

            The new rule is that if you buy anyone Cabo Wabo you also have to buy them the requisite Van Halen poster to go with it.

            1. re: jpschust

              Shouldn't that be a Van Hagar poster?

              1. re: CDouglas

                Should be buy the poster of Sammy Hagar and get a bottle for free...

            2. re: CDouglas

              Any time I hear "Cabo Wabo" I cringe, remembering the time I watched a hostess pour her entire hostess-gift bottle of the stuff into a blender with a jug of Mr. & Mrs. T's Margarita Mix.

              I think she was more of a white zin drinker, and wanted to sweeten it up. Oh well, it was her party!

            3. If you want to treat him to something unusual, I'd go for a bottle of Del Maguey mezcal. The "Minero" is really good, but you can't go wrong with any of them. They are to tequila what armagnac is to cognac - the more famous spirit's rustic cousin. I think they have more character and are far more interesting for sipping. Check them out here: