Dona Carlota Reposado

TequilaGringo 89 pts: We found the Dona Carlota repo to have a nice, light, and fragrant nose. It smelled of spice to some degree, but we finally figured out that it was more like a potpurri! It has a soft taste that was really floral. VERY easy finish, and it maintained the taste throughout the…

4 Copas Anejo

TequilaGringo 90 pts: Picked up agave on the nose. The first taste brought smoke, and then a surprising after taste of citrus. We felt it didn’t have much random barrel flavor (like vanilla or caramel) for an anejo (depending on your preferences, that can be a good or a bad thing), but if you read…

Gran Centenario Anejo

TequilaGringo 89 pts: A great tequila, and under 50 bucks.  A very nice gift item too since it comes in a sweet, professional looking tube that makes it look like you spent more than you did!  We particularly liked the caramel and spice that came through. Good distribution, pretty easy to find out there, you…

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…

Corzo Anejo

TequilaGringo 89 pts: We were thrilled when this bottle arrived in the mail from Corzo. Previously, we bought it for one of our birthday parties and everyone loved it – no better testament than this: it was gone within 30 minutes. Each bottle is 7-12 years in the making. They use twice the agave compared…

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,…

El Tesoro Paradiso

TequilaGringo 91 pts: This is just a great, rich, complex tequila.  One of our favorites right after a big meal, truly, it’s paradise.  The cognac barrels really add a lot to this tequila, and you’ll notice that right away.  If you like extra anejo’s you’ll be happy with this one. We loved it! From The…

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…

How to Taste Tequila Like a Pro

So, you wanna start figuring out which tequilas you like – well there’s only one way.  Fortunately, the way to do it is pretty damn fun.  It’s a lot like wine tasting if you’ve ever done that, only tasting 4 of em is effectively 4 shots so I recommend hiding the car keys, and I…