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May 23, 2007 10:32 AM

Looking for a sipping tequila

I've recently taken up sipping on tequila with lime as a nice summery drink. My problem is I know very little about tequila..probably just enough to be dangerous with. I've been sipping the Patron Silver, but wanted to get input from tequila lovers, especially those who drink it straight.

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  1. If you do a search, you'll find a few tequila threads from the last 6 months or so.

    I favor Herradura reposado or anejo. Nice smooth tequilas with lots of flavor.

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    1. re: sku

      I also like the Herradura reposada - and if you can get your hands on a wonderful sangrita recipe - to sip along with the tequila, all the better.

    2. If you like silver tequilas, I highly recommend El Tesoro Platinum. It is an excellent tequila and is often less expensive.

      1. For an inexpensive but solid tequila I enjoy Jose Cuervo Tradicional.

        1. Three Generations Anejo! "It's the best in the City."


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          1. re: KOK

            I love 3 Gen. I would have recommended it, but she said she was enjoying a silver. But yes, Sauza Tres Generaciones is lovely. I vastly prefer the entire Sauza line to anything by Cuervo.

            1. re: mojoeater

              I guess I took it that JfR, while now having the Patron Silver, was open to anything and wasn't specifically looking for Silvers. But luckily, as you smartly noted all the sauza is good and they have a silver in that same, 'I Dream of Jeanie' kind of looking bottle in Silver too!



              1. re: KOK

                Thank you everyone for your replies and I've only had the silver (as far as straight outside of a shot <g>) because it was recommended. While searching the bar last night I found a bottle of Herradura reposada, most likely a gift, and will try it this weekend. I'm most definitely open to trying different types and styles. Thank you all for your help.

              2. re: mojoeater

                also, i enjoy the 3 gen. as well, but it's a bit too oaky for summertime sipping with a lime, i'd think.

                that said, i've been trying the milagros and they're very good.

            2. If you're enjoying the silvers, I'd try Lapis, Casa Noble, and Herradura (in that order). If you can find a Pura Sangre, it's the best tequila I've had at that price point ($15 or something on sale, way better than most $20 bottles) and I bought a case and have been using it for margaritas and last minute gifts for over a year.

              Casa Noble anejo is my favorite sipping tequila. If you close your eyes and smell it, you can detect a hint of butter. It's almost like smelling a boozy buttercream frosting.

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              1. re: Pei

                I second the El Tesoro, very smooth with enough flavor. Also reccomend a Chichicapa, if you can find a liquour store that carries it.

                1. re: Pei

                  Casa Noble Anejo is reduced in price a little at Bev Mo now with their card.