Originally Posted by Master-Classter
so I know very little about Tequila, but I'm looking to get something nice. I generally only drink my liquor straight or with water etc. I have some mixing stuff but if I can't drink it more or less straight then i don't want to drink it.
So looking for a sipper tequila. Let's say under $150? I mean I'd rather start at $50-100. Currently drinking Corralejo Reposado and I like it enough to sip straight up. So what's sort of accessible in terms of style, price, and availability at either a duty free or my local shop?
Also, so about Gin, of which I know a little more. I currently have a bottle of Hendricks. I've tried an American (New Amsterdam) and liked it and a few Londons (Beefeaters, Gordons, and Bombay). Probably liked the Bombay the most. Also had some Tanquaray 10 at one point. So if I own Hendricks, what's the other 1-2 I should have to round out the styles?
Siempre Azul and Artenom should keep you busy for awhile
But if you like oak and peated type flavors I would also recommend mezcal more.
Honestly tho IME the more expensive tequilas and mezcals aren't more expensive because they're better but because the way they make it is expensive (eg wild agave plants of a rare variety where harvest is literally a guy roaming the hills to look for the plants and then harvesting by hand). They taste different and some are actually good but not sure if worth the price premium. Maybe I just haven't drank enough
I got a bottle of singani 63 (extremely floral. Almost perfume like) and Michel Courvreur overaged whisky (nice balanced Sherry flavors. Strong oak. Overall pretty easy going)Edited by indesertum - 5/11/16 at 9:01pm