Lately I have been getting asked, what brands to buy. Obviously I don't list brands I have not tasted and rated. I try new tequila's all the time, and keep in mind that as time goes by, people's taste change (including mine), and for that reason...... this list WILL occasioinally change. If you dont see a tequila brand on this list, it's either that I havent tried it (or had enough to evaluate it) or it didnt even make this list.
I own each tequila here, and have compared and tested each one according to Aroma, Flavor, Smoothness, Enjoyability, and Overall Balance. Remember SMOOTH and SWEET is NOT what you always want..... that can get boring real fast.
My choices may NOT be yours exactly, and that is to be expected, but if you try each of these 100+ brands, I think you'd agree the top half belongs where it is, compared to the bottom half. It's a guideline.... and remember brands change, so the present offerings may not be what you remember. If I hit a flavor profile that I don't like, and believe you may also not like, it goes lower on the List. "Blanco IS Tequila, so if a brand has a great blanco... the chances are very good that the rest of the line will follow.
Don't be fooled by 'word of mouth', price or advertising and promotion, and most importantly..... pretty bottles. I have always said that "85% of tequila in pretty bottles is crap." Watch out for gimmicks like the bland and overly filterd Claro tequilas, or especially the inferior additive-laced diffuser made junk. I recommend Blind Tastings to know your real favorites, as I often do.
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They are ALL good on this list. You can't go wrong with ANY of these, and you can sip ANY of them. (Most are under $60.00 with many even less).
********* THESE CAN ALL BE SIPPED *********
THESE ARE MY FAVORITE TOP BLANCOS & OVERALL TEQUILA BRANDS
Calle 23 Criollo (blanco only)
2013 Fuenteseca Cosecha (blanco only)
Tequila Caballito Cerrero (blue weber)
Arette Artesanal Suave
Tequila El Rey
San Matias Tahona (blanco only)
Los Tres Tonos
Patron Roca 45%
Francisco J. Gonzalez
Uno Por Favor
Oro de Lidia
Dos Almas (blanco only)
Sangre De Vida
Juan More Time
Milagro Select Barrel
Cruz Del Sol
Fubar (blanco only)
Reserva de Don Roberto
One With Life (OWL)
Alma de Agave
Jose Cuervo Traditional
Sauza Plata Tres Generaciones
Maestro Dobel Diamante
Cava de Oro
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