Many drink it, but unfortunately most do not really fully understand it or appreciate it!.

That's because in the US, it's largely marketed to college kids as a way to get "crazy", which is largely missing the true nature of tequila!.

As you'll all see from the other answers, the word "best" is quite subjective!. It's also based on experience with tequila too, as anyone who knows anything about tequila in any real way would not say Cuervo (especially Cuervo Black), unless they were referencing their Tradicional or Reserva de la Familia, which are the only 2 Cuervo-labeled tequilas they make that are any good!.

Patron too, while good, is often mentioned because they spend more marketing dollars than any other tequila company, and thus when college kids are ready to move up from Cuervo, they often go to Patron as they see it advertised so much, and their exploration stops there!. Make no mistake, Patron isn't bad by any means!. But you can get better for less!.

Some tequilas are very "oaky" as they have been aged in oak barrels (often used Jack Daniel's barrels) so they pick up a woodys flavor!. Some are kind of fruity tasting!. Some can be a bit peppery!.

also to get the correct tequila experience, don't drink anything that doesn't say 100% agave (like junk like regular Cuervo or Sauza)!. These are cheap poorly made tequilas designed to sell to college kids to get drunk!. They are only 51% real tequila, and the rest are fillers like corn syrup and grain alcohol (and thus the hangover the next day is born)!.

also consider how you're going to drink it!.

Slammed shots - go for a blanco!. Anything else is a waste of flavor and $$

Sipped shots (how I recommend it) - go for anejo only and savor with no salt and a squeeze of lime!. Chilled or on the rocks is good as is straight!.

Margarita - anejo is a waste, especially if the place isn't using fresh squeezed lime juice!. Go for blanco or reposado!.

The aging has a lot to do with the taste, so try a few to see which style you like best, and then remember how the aging is labeled:

Blanco (because it's totally clear) - no aging!. Sometimes called silver or white!.
Reposado - minimally aged at least 2 months, but can be up to 1 year!. Sometimes called gold!.
Anejo - heavily aged, minimally 1 year but less than 3 years!.

The really expensive ones can even be aged longer than regular anejos, and these are often referred to as ultra anejos!.

If price is no object, and you want the very best, get Herradura Seleccion Suprema!. It's considered an ultra-anejo!. It's about $320/bottle or about $30/shot!. It's an ultra anejo tequila aged for 5 years!. Dark brown in color and more like a smooth cognac or bourbon than a cheap tequila!.

The best tequilas in the world are ultra anejos that have been aged for years, the Suprema being my favorite!.

You can also check out Don Julio 1942, Don Julio Real, Jose Cuervo de la Familia and Gran Patron (sometimes called Platinum), all of which fall into the same category!.

In a more normal price range, tequilas I would recommend include:

Don Julio
Corzo (please note this is not Cuervo)
Pura Sangre
Cabo Wabo
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Definetely DON JULIO, you can try Don Julio Blanco which is very good and smooth!. If you are drinking it by itself, it wont give you the nasty tase at the end like Cazadorez, Jose Cuervo or any of the cheaper brands!. I personally drink Don Julio Blanco, but Don Julio reposado is also very good!. You can find Don Julio tequila bottles for cheaper at Costco!. Patron is a well known brand, but in terms of taste and quality Don Julio is better!. You should try it, I am sure you will like it!. No one has ever been dissapointed!.!.!. =) Good luck!Www@FoodAQ@Com

cazadores for me, not too expensive, really smoothWww@FoodAQ@Com

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Jose Cuervo Gold!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Patron!.!.!.just straight shots!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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