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Backcountry Bartender: Tequila Review

Say goodbye to Jose and say hello to these tasty tequilas you won't want to miss.

by: Crystal Sagan

Take your tequila to the next level with these picks. (Crystal Sagan)
Take your tequila to the next level with these picks. (Crystal Sagan)
Corazon de Agave Blanco (Crystal Sagan)
Corazon de Agave Blanco (Crystal Sagan)
El Tesoro Platinum (Crystal Sagan)
El Tesoro Platinum (Crystal Sagan)
Cuervo Platino (Crystal Sagan)
Cuervo Platino (Crystal Sagan)
Partida Reposado (Crystal Sagan)
Partida Reposado (Crystal Sagan)
Chamucos Reposado (Crystal Sagan)
Chamucos Reposado (Crystal Sagan)
Cuervo Reserva de la Familia (anejo) (Crystal Sagan)
Cuervo Reserva de la Familia (anejo) (Crystal Sagan)


Cuervo Platino
For many years the Cuervo name has been tied to cheap tequila and less than enjoyable hangovers. To dispel these thoughts, the Cuervo family’s private stock, some 200 years in the making, is now available to the greater good! The number one ranked best tasting tequila in the world, according to the Beverage Testing Institution (one of the worlds highest regarded independent tasting organizations), and with good reason. Floral and earthy on the nose, hint of vanilla on palate up front with rich and full agave flavor- very smooth. Nice touch of pepper at the finish.


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READERS COMMENTS

Scott
Mar 21, 2011

What about Patron?

jp
Feb 09, 2011

no, it's not in the magazine.

HK
Feb 04, 2011

Always take rum on my trips but will need to reconsider after this informative article. Never knew the differences in tequila despite living on the Mexican border for 2 decades (most consumer than student I guess).

Gr8 info Backpacker!!

Andrew Grod
Feb 04, 2011

And don't forget Don Julio and Tres Generaciaones, Ria Azul . . .

Anonymous
Feb 04, 2011

I was considering suscribing to Backpacker for my son's 13th birthday. Is this bartender segment in the magazine?

Don
Feb 04, 2011

...And Cazadores Anejo, and Sauza Commemorativo. Both very well priced for the quality!

Ken
Feb 04, 2011

Corralejo Reposado is my favorite at the moment. And I agree, no training wheels needed!

Dave Neal
Feb 04, 2011

You really need to give AGAVERO a try. Discovered this fine spirit years ago. PLEASE! do not ruin it with any additions, no salt, no lime, etc. Just sip. Yummy.

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