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Spec me a reasonably priced Tequila!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JCBeastie, 13 May 2010.

  1. JCBeastie

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Deepest Cornwall

    I have a friend visiting me this weekend and he's made only one request and that's that I supply Tequila...

    Odd I know but just wondering if you can go wrong at all with the stuff, it all tastes much the same to me. So before I go buy the standard guff they stock at Tescos any one suggest something worth buying, worth drinking even?
     
  2. House

    Mobster

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    Location: Back in the UK

    Allot of my mates like Patron but thats about £40 a bottle.
    Frankly tequila makes me barf so there is no such thing as good or bad to me.
     
  3. ps3ud0

    Caporegime

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    Location: Luton ;)

    Yeah I would say Patron too - not really been a Tequila drinker since the student Slammer days...

    ps3ud0 :cool:
     
  4. Stupot_

    Mobster

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    Location: Portsmouth

    Tequila makes me hurl too...

    Asda have sierra for £11 ish. I don't know if it's any good or not but I wouldn't want to spend too much if it's just for a mate! It also has a little hat on the bottle. Must be authentic. Don't forget lemons and salt.
     
  5. lucky13

    Wise Guy

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    I would say this but make sure it's the white one, I find they tend to be a lot nicer at the cheaper end than the brown ones.

    (no racist pun intended or anything) :p
     
  6. I get around

    Mobster

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    Get some mezcal, way better than tequilla.
    Monte alban, it'll set you back about £26 a bottle.
     
  7. xJcBx

    Wise Guy

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    The one with that red hat on the cap.
     
  8. daz

    Capodecina

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    Don Julio
    (blanco for the cheapest, but it's still good)
     
  9. regulus

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Wellington, NZ

    Arette Tequila Blanco if you can find it.

    However, the hangover swore me of drinking for 2 years. Tread carefully.
     
  10. dowie

    Capo Crimine

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    Its all pretty rank - just get the cheapest you can find.

    People who claim they like a particular brand are just suckers for marketing just like ponces who have to order 'grey goose' vodka in clubs - as if they're going to notice the difference when they've mixed it with whatever nasty mixers the slutty looking waitress brings along to their table.
     
  11. daz

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  12. I get around

    Mobster

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    Yeah because you can't enjoy a good spirit straight.
    Just because you have no tastebuds doesn't mean the rest of us don't.

    People who mix spirits with more than a tiny dash are just ponces though I will agree, man up and taste your alcohol!
     
  13. mysticsniper

    Sgarrista

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    I like José Cuervo Gold Tequila, and you can pick it up anywhere.
     
  14. WantoN

    Capodecina

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    Would say the same for whiskey?

    Ant :cool:
     
  15. dowie

    Capo Crimine

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    If you so much as like tequila, let alone are so much of a sucker that you actually try to differentiate between brands of that garbage then I'd say you don't have any tastebuds.

    no - I wouldn't get to into it but whiskey is a bit different.

    Vodka, Tequila etc.. are subject to a lot of markting hype. Grey Goose is a good example, it was created as a 'premium vodka' - its just vodka - it tastes **** like any other vodka does tbh....
     
  16. Ghosteh

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    What a load of rubbish. There is as much of a specialist industry in Tequila and Vodka as there is for Whiskey. Same goes for Rum, all depends on what drink you prefer. I'm a rum drinker, and I can taste the difference between rums rather easily. Also been able to do the same for tequila, but struggle to do it for Whiskey, but that's because I don't particularly like the drink.
     
  17. ColdAsIce

    Soldato

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    You love talking **** dont you? There are loads of variations in Vodka, my girlfriend is Polish so I have been fortunate enough to try a whole load of them.
     
  18. chez

    Hitman

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    Avoid Cuervo/Sierra etc.. pretty much everything they sell at Tesco is like paint stripper.

    Depending on what you call "reasonably priced", Sauza Hornitos is not bad, although their cheaper ones aren't so good.

    Personally, I drink Patron (if you ever get a chance to try the Gran platinum.. do so!). Casa Noble is also great.
     
  19. Burnsy2023

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    I certainly can taste the difference between vodkas. Just a shame I can't afford all the ones that I prefer.
     
  20. drew

    Gangster

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    My low cost favourite is Cabo Wabo respado. I'm not a big fan of the blanco tequilas.
    Sauza Blanco is $8 in Tucson and horrible.... £22.00 here.

    Another couple of decent budget sipping Tequilas are Don Julio or Corralejo.

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    A friend and I emptied the Cabo Wabo at Christmas :)