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Top 10 Tequilas

07/22/2013 10:31 am ET | Updated Sep 21, 2013
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National Tequila Day is July 24. Here are the 10 best reasons to celebrate: GAYOT.com's list of the Top 10 Tequilas. These 100 per cent blue agave tequilas can all be sipped and savored straight. But if you want to enjoy a margarita on National Tequila Day instead, go right ahead.

AsomBroso 11 Year Añejo

Price: $1,200

The AsomBroso 11 Year Añejo took over two decades to make -- the agave plants harvested were 10 years old and the tequila itself was then aged for 11 more years in French oak barrels.

Avión Silver

Price: $45

Hailing from the rolling hills of Jalisco, Mexico, the un-aged, affordable Avión Silver is crafted from brick-oven-roasted blue agave and rigorously refined through Avión's meticulous filtration process. Fans of HBO's "Entourage" will recognize Tequila Avión -- it was featured prominently in the series.

Casa Dragones

Price: $275

Aged for five years and heralded by no less than Oprah Winfrey, the rare Casa Dragones is a combination of an extra-añejo aged for five years in new charred American white oak barrels and un-aged tequila.

Don Julio Real

Price: $350

Mexico's most popular premium tequila, Don Julio Real is made using handpicked seven- to 10-year-old blue agave and then aged in American white oak barrels for three to five years.

Gran Patrón Burdeos

Price: $500

Named after the vintage Bordeaux barrels in which it is racked, Gran Patrón Burdeos is triple-distilled and aged for a minimum of 12 months.

Partida Tequila Elegante

Price: $350

The extra-añejo Partida Tequila Elegante is made with blue agave grown at the base of a volcano and aged for 36-40 months in previously used Jack Daniel's barrels.

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia

Price: $120

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia is an extra-añejo tequila that is crafted using only the piña of hand-selected 10-year-old blue agave plants and then aged for an average of three years. The finished product also features tequila from reserves aged for over 30 years.

Maestro Dobel

Price: $40

Maestro Dobel is a hand-blended mixture of reposado, añejo and extra-añejo tequilas that has been double-distilled and filtered for clarity.

Milagro Unico

Price: $300

A blend of triple-distilled silver tequila and barrel-aged stock, the Milagro Unico is a joven style tequila made from estate-grown agave in the Jalisco highlands.

Herradura Reserva 2012 - Port Cask Finish

Price: $90

The Herradura Reserva 2012 - Port Cask Finish is a small-batch tequila crafted in two different types of oak casks -- it spent 11 months in medium-char American oak casks and then two months in hand-selected vintage port casks from Douro Valley in Portugal.

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