RogerB wrote:That's a pretty nice collection of tequilas as well. What are your thoughts on the various expressions aside from the Anejos(i.e. the Casa Noble and El Tesoro)? I've found that there haven't been too many Anejos that haven't been good to excellent, but the Cuervo Platino, Don Julio Blanco, and Cabo Wabo Repasado have all been very tasty too.
Thanks! It's definitely not a huge collection, but considering that I live in BC (i.e. liquor wasteland, especially concerning tequila), I've managed to truck back some mighty tasty bottles (and one or two duds :p).
My tequila preferences are definitely for Anejos (as you can obviously see!) and some
blancos, though I'm pretty particular with which blancos I like and don't like. I'm generally not really into Reposados much at all, though the Casa Noble repo is an exception, probably because it's fairly "woody" for a reposado (I'd say it's similar to a lot of the younger anejos on the market).
My favourite bottles are:
San Matias Gran Reserva for day to day anejo drinking. It's a bit hard to find, but it's a phenomenal anejo and very reasonably priced considering how good it is.
For premium anejos, the 1942 is a staple for sure, but the Rey Sol is a nice treat once in a while! The Casta Weber Azul is the prize in my tiny tequila collection: it's my only unopened bottle and one that will stay that way for quite a while I suspect (until the right group of people come together
For reposados, the Casa Noble is my current favourite and the only reposado that I would routinely buy. I LOVE El Tesoro tequila (the blanco is one of my favourites, and my definite favourite for mixed drinks and both the anejo and the Paradiso are awesome), but the reposado is the one of their four standard bottles that i don't absolutely love, hence why I don't own it any more.
For Blancos, like I said, I really like the El Tesoro. The Casa Noble Blanco is quite nice, but I think that the El Tesoro is better. Also Asombroso blanco is really, really good, but not particularly cheap.
Not sure if that helps, but hopefully!