I have access to a limited (but growing) range of tequila. A fair bit of it is priced beyond what I'd like to play. My experience with agave-based beverages is also limited: a couple mezcals (smoked rocket fuel and a beautiful Ilegal reposado) and Espolon (reposado), Herradurra (anejo) and Patron (all variants--not a fan of any of them, really, too boring). I mostly drink it in simple cocktails but I have been known to take it straight, too.
I'm about finished my Herradurra and while I like it, I'm leaning towards getting something different for my replacement bottle. For reference, Herradura anejo and its younger siblings are all in the price range. So. Here's a list of things I can get at prices I am prepared to pay:
- Tapatio blanco/reposado/anejo
- Calle 23 blanco/reposado/anejo
- Leyenda del Milgaro silver/reposado
- Don Julio silver/reposado
- Tequila Blu reposado
- 1800 silver/anejo
- Cabo Wabo silver/reposado
Of these, what's my best bet? Any stand outs?