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Old 06-07-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default Tequila - Which 2 of these would you buy?

I don't know a lot about Tequilas (Silver/Blanco). The ones I most often have had, have all been Anejo or Reposado. I have decided to break down and buy two Silver/Blanco to try. I have selected the following from suggestions on various forums. From your experience, of the ones listed, which two would you go for? Other suggestions are welcome, but please tell me which 2 of the ones listed you would choose.

Cazadores Blanco 750ml about $28
Patron Silver 750ml about $42
Los Tres Tonos Blanco 80 Proof 750ml 100% de Agave about $40
Casa Noble Blanco 750ml about $40
Cabo Wabo Silver 750ml about $30
Don Alejo Blanco 750ml about $40
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Tequila - Which 2 of these would you buy?

My three picks from your list are:

Casa Noble
Cabo Wabo
Cazadores

I would add Don Julio Silver to that list too...
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Tequila - Which 2 of these would you buy?

Buy 2 of the Casa Noble

Casa Noble
Cazadores
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: Tequila - Which 2 of these would you buy?

Casa Noble Crystal (Blanco) and Patron Silver, but only because I've been wanting to compare them. I've yet to see any of the Casa Noble brand at the liquor stores I frequent, but a friend called today and told my wife where I could find it.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:39 PM   #5
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Default Re: Tequila - Which 2 of these would you buy?

Patron and Don Julio would be my picks. Cabo Wabo isn't bad either IMHO
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:44 PM   #6
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Please try Hacienda silver if you like Patron silver...I think it is better and almost 1/2 the price!
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Old 06-07-2009, 02:34 PM   #7
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Patron and Cabo Wabo... my c
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:43 PM   #8
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Patron and Cabo Wabo... my c
My thoughts exactly
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:21 PM   #9
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Cabo Wabo.....
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:10 AM   #10
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Default Re: Tequila - Which 2 of these would you buy?

Patron is great and the Cabo Wabo is right with it. Man you have a hard decision to make.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:28 AM   #11
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Patron is great and the Cabo Wabo is right with it. Man you have a hard decision to make.
Ditto this. I get this in the Carribean when I travel,,,it is so cheap its almost unfair!
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Here's a good link to a tequila fourn with lots of information, reviews and ratings.

http://www.tequila.net/
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:57 AM   #13
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Default Re: Tequila - Which 2 of these would you buy?

I decided to become a Tequila snob for a month and from what I remember, The Casa Noble was the most highly regarded and my personal favorite. I bought a bottle of the silver and really enjoyed it.

I would put the Patron as a close second for it's incredible smoothness but many connoisseurs feel that Patron sacrifices flavor in order to achieve that signatures smoothness.

I found everything they said to be true. The Casa Noble did have the best flavor by far but it was not as smooth as the Patron. I guess it depends on what you're looking for. One downside to the C. Noble, I couldn't drink more than 1 or 2 shots worth without developing a slight headache the next morning.

Another thing I found interesting is that a lot of Tequila snobs actually consider silver tequila as more highly regarded than reposados and anejos. The reason being is that apparently tequila does not benefit from barrel aging in the same way as scotch. Long-term aging in barrels imparts a smoothness to the tequila but results in a significant loss of flavor.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:39 AM   #14
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I decided to become a Tequila snob for a month and from what I remember, The Casa Noble was the most highly regarded and my personal favorite. I bought a bottle of the silver and really enjoyed it.

I would put the Patron as a close second for it's incredible smoothness but many connoisseurs feel that Patron sacrifices flavor in order to achieve that signatures smoothness.

I found everything they said to be true. The Casa Noble did have the best flavor by far but it was not as smooth as the Patron. I guess it depends on what you're looking for. One downside to the C. Noble, I couldn't drink more than 1 or 2 shots worth without developing a slight headache the next morning.

Another thing I found interesting is that a lot of Tequila snobs actually consider silver tequila as more highly regarded than reposados and anejos. The reason being is that apparently tequila does not benefit from barrel aging in the same way as scotch. Long-term aging in barrels imparts a smoothness to the tequila but results in a significant loss of flavor.
Thanks for the input!

I have been reading a lot about Tequila over the last 4 or 5 days, and I get a similar read on what Tequila Snobs favor. Actually, I am getting the impression that Anejo is the least desired Tequila among true Tequila Snobs. My impression is that the Reposado is the favorite among many with the Silver/Blanco a very close second.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:45 AM   #15
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Default Re: Tequila - Which 2 of these would you buy?

Patron Silver 750ml about $42
Los Tres Tonos Blanco 80 Proof 750ml 100% de Agave about $40

My recommendation is Tres Generations $40ish per bottle.
Good sipping tequila but if your shooting or mixing go Sauza
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #16
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Default Re: Tequila - Which 2 of these would you buy?

Im a fan of the Cabo Wabo, although ive never had the Casa Noble (Im intrigued though) I might also recommend Corazon if you can find it, as it is my personal favorite
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Default Re: Tequila - Which 2 of these would you buy?

Just to muddy the waters a lil bit....i'd pick any of these before the above list. All are in the 35-55 range.
Corazon Blanco
Cuervo Platino Reserva de la Familia
Don Celso Blanco
Espolon Blanco
El Tesoro de Don Felipe Platinum
La Certeza Blanco
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Patron and Los Tres.... I didn't like the Cabo Wabo at all...
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Patron.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:38 PM   #20
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If you like blancos, do yourself a big favor and get La Fortaleza. By far a favorite and I have tried mucho tequilas over the past 15 years...

El Tesoro's line is a little easier to find and extremely good as well. Casa Noble is pretty good but find it to be inconsistent and a littel over-rated. Just my ...
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