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
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.
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.
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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.
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Don Julio Real
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.
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Gran Patrón Burdeos
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
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
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 is a hand-blended mixture of reposado, añejo and extra-añejo tequilas that has been double-distilled and filtered for clarity.
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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.
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Herradura Reserva 2012 - Port Cask Finish
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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