08 Jun Best Tequilas: Summer 2017
Picture this: It is a beautiful Summer day and you’re by the pool. Warm and sunny, with not a cloud in the sky. Everything seems perfect…but you’re missing one thing: A drink in your hand. And while for many years, beer has been associated with Summer, you’re a classy fella, looking for something a little more sophisticated. Like Tequila. But you don’t know anything about tequila, you say? Daunted by the countless options out there to choose from? Luck for you, here at GFL we have taken the time do all the “research,” and our resident Tequila concierge has come up with a roundup of this summer’s best tequilas.
And of course, we’ve made sure that none of these glorious drinks break the bank. Grab a shot glass and see for yourself!
For many, Herradura is the single best tequila ever created. With a creamy finish and soothing taste, it has a perfect amount of spice for complementing almost any dish. And with many awards won throughout the years, there is no doubt that this would be an enjoyable drink while being sprawled out by the pool.
This tequila is considered the Macallen of its class. Full-bodied and with a smooth rich aroma, this tequila is perfect for the late nights with friends. It gets its bold taste from cooked agave, with the sweet taste of wild honey and oak infused butterscotch. There’s hints of ripe stone fruit on the nose, and hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and honey round it out. Look for some dried fruit and caramel apple on the finish.
We promised something that would not break the bank, and here it is. Espolon Anejo is a modern tequila, and has one of the smoothest finishes you will find in the tequila world. It’s the tequila of choice if you are looking for something to mix with drinks. Espolon Anejo is aged in white-oak barrels for 2-4 months, and is full of subtle spice notes and hints of fruit and vanilla – making it just right for any occasion.
Don Julio claims another spot on this list, and with a bang. Their signature 1942 Don Julio is a classic tequila, a drink perfect for connoisseurs, classy joints and elegant outings. It’s produced in small batches and aged for a minimum of 2.5 years. The rich aroma, beautiful notes of vanilla and hints of caramel and chocolate will keep you refilling for another shot. This tequila should, without a doubt, be your company to the party, or sent as a gift.
Expecting another Don Julio? Sorry to disappoint – but Casa Noble is easily one of the best tequilas you will ever have the luxury of sipping. 2 years of aging in French White Oak barrels give this tequila it’s distinct taste. The lush aromas of dried fruits and spice, and flavors of toasted oak, butterscotch, vanilla make it a pleasure to drink. If you’re looking for an award-winning, premium and luxurious tequila, this is the one.