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José Cuervo Help


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I know next to nothing about Tequila, and I want to get the maintenance man at my apartment complex a gift.  It came up in conversation that he's a Cuervo drinker.  What are the differences between the various styles and which might be considered the best.  Thanks!

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its a Gift. the guy is a Cuervo Guy.

 

next figure out which Cuervo the Guy likes and at least get that one.

 

I also know nothing about Tequila.  on a PBS cooking show Im beginning to enjoy, Patti drinks Tequila.

 

She's a bit nuts, but its starting to grow on me ...

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Not sure how much you want to spend but he'd be over the luna with a bottle of Cuervo Anejo Reserva de la Familia.  Most people consider it to be one of the best in the world, but it's pricy, when, and if, you can find it.

 

Barring that, get Cuervo Anejo, or Extra Anejo.

 

I'm with others that say to get him what you know he likes.  It's a present.  Maybe it would be fun to "introduce" him to another brand, but buying him something you know he likes shows that you've taken the time to find that out.

 

And it's a safe bet. 

 

If you buy something else, you are running the risk that he knows all about it, but chooses to drink Cuervo for a reason.

 

The most obvious of which is that he likes it better.

 

:smile:

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Echoing FP and Adam, Cuervo Tradicional is 100% Agave and goes for around $20. It's not offensive at all. Avoid the regular Cuervo at all costs!!

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I read Cuervo Drinker two ways.

This man knows his stuff and Cuervo is his house of choice: In which case I'm sure you can research other labels they make. Gran Centenario is one.

This man has done shots of Especial before because all his local has. In which case Tradicional will really be an eye opener - in a good way.

That's about all we get in this country, except Platino and Reserva de la Familia. The latter is wonderful, but doesn't taste much like tequila. It's more like a bourbon.

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I agree with the others who suggested the Tradicional.  It is a decent product, and if he doesn't have a lot of money to spend, he'll be getting something that's not only the brand he likes, but might be a bottle he often eyes on the shelf, but in the end reaches for the less expensive item.  If he just drinks the stuff straight, then a reposado or anejo might be a real treat.

 

Then there are people like my friend's father who loved tawny port.  Any cheap stuff would do.  One Christmas my friend bought his father a rather expensive bottle of vintage port.  When he caught him pouring it into his iced tea, that ended that.

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I agree with the others who suggested the Tradicional.  It is a decent product, and if he doesn't have a lot of money to spend, he'll be getting something that's not only the brand he likes, but might be a bottle he often eyes on the shelf, but in the end reaches for the less expensive item.  If he just drinks the stuff straight, then a reposado or anejo might be a real treat.

 

Then there are people like my friend's father who loved tawny port.  Any cheap stuff would do.  One Christmas my friend bought his father a rather expensive bottle of vintage port.  When he caught him pouring it into his iced tea, that ended that.

 

Yes, he's a Cuervo guy, for whatever reasons, and that's why I'm looking for something that I know will satisfy him.  I see that there are a couple of choices that will be satisfactory in the Tradicional line, although that Cuervo Anejo Reserva de la Familia seems like it would be a real treat for him, so that's what I'll look for and get if it's affordable to me.  Otherwise some of the aged Tradicionales will work, and are probably easier to find.

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Not sure how much you want to spend but he'd be over the luna with a bottle of Cuervo Anejo Reserva de la Familia.  Most people consider it to be one of the best in the world, but it's pricy, when, and if, you can find it.

 

Barring that, get Cuervo Anejo, or Extra Anejo.

 

I'm with others that say to get him what you know he likes.  It's a present.  Maybe it would be fun to "introduce" him to another brand, but buying him something you know he likes shows that you've taken the time to find that out.

 

And it's a safe bet. 

 

If you buy something else, you are running the risk that he knows all about it, but chooses to drink Cuervo for a reason.

 

The most obvious of which is that he likes it better.

 

:smile:

 

Yes, it's a gift, and I want to get him something I know he'll like.  I don't know enough about tequila to try some other brand, especially based on a recommendation from someone I don't know and whose taste may not reflect that of the recipient's.  Thank you for your response.

 ... Shel


 

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Soooooooooooo

 

What you gettin' ?

 

I found a place in a nearby town that carries the Cuervo Anejo Reserva de la Familia at what seems to be a very good price.  I'll call them tomorrow and, if they have it, that's what I'll get him.  Otherwise, one of the Tradicionales, probably the silver.  He'll be happy in either case, I'm sure ....

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A bit out of the box but Maestro Dobel is a filtered joven that is a blend of reposado, anejo and extra anejo. I was a bit surprised that I liked it but I did. And it is essentially a Cuervo product. Same NOM.

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