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Tequila Suggestions
« on: December 01, 2020, 05:37:52 PM »
Any suggestions for a drinkable Tequila available locally?

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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2020, 09:19:58 PM »
Herradura.
Simply delicious.

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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2020, 06:07:02 AM »
Any suggestions for a drinkable Tequila available locally?

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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2020, 06:33:24 AM »
Is that not an oxymoron?


...I Thought so as well but it turns out there is more to Tequila

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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2020, 07:35:03 AM »
Espolon is actually quite good, have you tried it yet?
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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2020, 08:29:43 AM »
A definite second on the Espolon

Around R400 per bottle and really is pretty damn good.
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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2020, 10:38:01 AM »
Herradura is a proper local Mexican Tequila distiller.  A family business that goes back for generations.
Many other brands, are just that, a brand created by corporates.

At R550 a bottle, the Reposado is not cheap, but it's sipping smooth and will rival any fine whiskey.
As a bonus, little or no hangover.

I guess the downside may be a R500 a week habit.

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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2020, 10:57:48 AM »
Many years ago, my mom returned from Mexico with a bottle of Herradura Reposado as a gift from the people she did business with while there.
it was considered as the best tequila to gift someone as the stuff was that high in quality and stature amongst those in the know.

It was simply sublime.

Thanks for this thread, I am now on my way to the stores to re-stock for the festive season.
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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2020, 11:08:49 AM »
Many years ago, my mom returned from Mexico with a bottle of Herradura Reposado as a gift from the people she did business with while there.
it was considered as the best tequila to gift someone as the stuff was that high in quality and stature amongst those in the know.

It was simply sublime.

Thanks for this thread, I am now on my way to the stores to re-stock for the festive season.
That is exactly my idea - get some inspiration when stocking for festive deason

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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2020, 06:06:54 PM »
For a blanco (plata) try Fortaleza it is the export tequila from the Los Abuelos distillery (Sauza family).  Rated as one of the top tequilas worldwide and can be bought for around R800 a bottle - it is delicious and can be sipped straight (not many platas are that good).

Espolon Reposada is great and probably the best value for price.  But there is one even better value one that flies under most radars - Olmeca Altos Reposado.  Not kidding here, their basic Olmeca tequilas are terrible, but the Altos ones are single estate and properly made (baked rather than acid hydrolysis processing of the agave).  I picked up a bottle for R250 at a Tops and it is a sipper.

Strangely, even Kah Anejo is actually pretty decent although better known for its skull bottle.  Liberty had it for R650 which is close to half the price Tops has it at.

Other than that, Herradura is as detailed above relatively easy to get, Patron Plata is OK, and the local Picardi Rebel has Centinella which gets decent reviews but I’ve not tried it.

If you really want to push the boat out, Yuppiechef has Classe Azul but that’s R2000+ for a bottle.
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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2020, 06:49:28 PM »
So, it seems you have opened a smallish can of tequila fans :teach: :clap:

Anyone tried the Jose Cuervo Reserva?
Apparently a select extra-añejo from the families private stash per year.
Also over R2k per bottle unfortunately...

But my interest is piqued...
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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2020, 08:56:59 PM »
One fateful night when I turned 23 this information would have helped me absolutely bugger all. All we could afford was good old Olmeca. I got toasted, my wife (then girlfriend) rubbed my back whilst I was slumped over a toilet bowl, sticking by my side for the longest night of my life. I have not put my mouth to it since. Enjoy your mexican tipple. Seems the more expensive stuff can be quite good   
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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2020, 04:04:58 PM »




"Trumpets are a bit more adventurous; they're drunk! Trumpeters are generally drunk. It wets their whistle."
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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2020, 05:25:58 PM »





I'm actually sipping on a Espolon at the moment. Pleasantly surprised and enjoying it.

I checked, my hand is not in the picture

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Re: Tequila Suggestions
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2021, 08:52:03 PM »
Herradura’s sub brand El Jimador is not bad - head and shoulders above the more established low end drivel from Olmeca, etc.