Hopefully, you have all recovered from National Tequila Day yesterday. I got to try so many good tequilas, that I thought I would share some of them with you. If I can help just one person not buy Jose Cuervo, then I will feel like I have done some good in the world.
This year, I enjoyed three different Reposado varieties from Good, Better and Best! First of all, I will start with the good. Casamigos, made popular by its founder George Clooney, has really stepped up its presence since he sold it off. This tequila is very sweet and sometimes people discount sweet tequilas because of the added sugars. However, Casamigos still does a good job of bringing out the other subtle spicey notes.
For a better tequila, I thought I would share a slightly more elevated tequila that I first enjoyed at the Northwest Tequila Festival which takes place in the Seattle area. I had tasted Milagro before, but tasting the Barrel Select version of the Reposado made me a fan for life. This tequila is spice forward with a little heat. You are not going to taste the same sweet flavors that you do with the Casamigos. This is a great tequila for the value and also makes a perfect gift. Just take a look at that beautiful bottle with the glass agave plant inside.
And for the best taste of National Tequila Day, I present you Clase Azul. This is celebrity level tequila and as such comes with a hefty pricetag. However, if you truly appreciate tequila, then having a bottle of this in your collection should really be a life goal. This tequila is so smooth you will ask yourself if it’s really tequila. It starts of with a very sweet flavor, but not really like you get from other sugary tequilas. The sweetness comes from a fruity taste which quickly transitions into a complex spicy spirit. Hopefully, this will get you prepared for next years holiday! Salud!