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Choosing The Right Tequila Makes a World of Difference, Here is Poquio's List

The list you've been looking for...

There you are again, looking at all the options you have available at the tequila aisle, at the liquor store; maybe wondering if that skulk funny looking bottle will be better than the one you saw the other day on tv. The truth is that to find your favorite tequila,  you might have to try several styles and brands. In the meantime, and while you keep tasting, we would like you to have Poquio’s list of favorite tequilas that we think will help you find what you are looking for. 

Blanco

Casa Dragones Blanco

One of Oprah and Poquio’s favorite, this tequila is smooth, crisp and fresh with a unique balance of semisweet notes of agave and some finishing hints of peppers and cloves; absolutely perfect neat or on the rocks. 

Reserva de la Familia Platino

If you are looking for a more pronounced agave flavor, this right here is a great option, with notes of cinnamon, clove, and green avocado. It is a perfect classic.

Alacrán Blanco

You will find a very unique flavor with a distinctive fragrance, crude and citric with notes of black pepper, toasted walnut and cool menthol as a finish. This tequila is a fantastic option as well. 

Reposado

Reserva de la Familia 

Its unique agave-barrel flavor balance is a distinguishing characteristic of this tequila. It combines notes of toasted American oak barrels, dry fruit and vanilla. 

Cuervo Tradicional

This is more earthy with an herbaceous essence of agave; its finish is warm and spicy. If you want to know how tequila tasted in a Pedro Infante movie, this is a great option to find out. 

Extra Añejo

Reserva de La Familia 

Aged in oak barrels for 3 years, this tequila is great for cognac lovers. Its vibrant, mellow flavor combines the taste of the agave and vanilla notes.

Alacrán XA

Flavors like citrus, anise, leather and tobacco taste notes can be found in this tequila. It is aged for 40 months in American Oak ex-Bourbon barrels, which explains its unique and complex flavors. 


Now, to be fair, the Don Julio Blanco, Reposado, Añejo and 1942, will forever be house staples on Poquio’s list; they never disappoint. You can find them anywhere, and they just make us all happy. However,  we hope you try some of our suggestions, and let us know how your journey of the tequila aisle is doing.

Do not worry, we are working on our Mezcal and Mexican wine list that we are sure will help you enjoy the experience of Mexican spirits and wine like a real connoisseur. 




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