Gran Patron Platinum

TequilaGringo 89 pts: This tequila gets a lot of buzz because of the perceived high quality that most people attribute to the Patron brand, and because of the incredibly high price. We did find it smooth, with a medium heat, but frankly, this just wasn’t something we loved. Don’t get us wrong, this is a…

Don Julio Blanco

TequilaGringo 91 pts: We love this tequila, and think it’s a wonderful place to start trying better tequilas.  Citrus comes through right away, and you’ll be blown away by it – particularly if all you’ve had in your life is a Cuervo Gold that your buddy made you drink with lime and salt.  Careful though,…

Fortaleza Blanco

TequilaGringo 92 pts: Here’s a great old school tequila. Stone crushed, just how they used to do it. Much more laborious than the way most tequilas are made today, but damn if the old way didn’t produce a better tequila. They take 8 yr old agave plants (8-10 is pretty typical) and cook for 33…