What Tequila Should I Gift?

Cabo Wabo - AnejoIf you’re looking for a holiday gift in the form of an alcohol, but not a standard wine bottle, you may want to try a nice bottle of Tequila. It’s important that the person receiving the gift actually likes Tequila because you don’t want to buy them a great bottle if they’re not going to enjoy or respect the gift.

You can spend a good deal of money on a bottle of Tequila, it should be treated like an expensive bottle and not “just Tequila.” If you’re unsure of their understanding of Tequila you can explain why you chose the bottle you did or find a good document describing the types of tequila to help add value to the gift.

Personally, I asked for Cabo Wabo Anejo Tequila from my mother, but I’m not sure if she’s willing to spend the USD $69.99 on the bottle. I also told her Don Julio Anejo Tequila would be an enjoyed gift as well and it’s half the price (around USD $43.99). I didn’t bother to ask for a Don Julio 1942 Anejo Tequila which was around USD $124.00 a bottle!

Don JulioAlthough the bottles should give away the “this is expensive” vibe, it’s good to know they actually will understand and respect the bottle. When I first received my Cabo Wabo Reposado bottle I said a polite “thank you” and questioned to myself “why did they buy me tequila?” Later, I found out exactly why, they had heard I was into Margaritas that year and I received a lot of Margarita mixes, glasses and other stuff. They could have just gotten me a gold bottle of Jose Cuervo for under USD $20.00 but they wanted to give me something special.

At first taste, I realize it was definitely special. The special person on your list will feel the same way when they taste a nice sipping Tequila or mixing it into a high end Margarita.


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    T. Quillya
    December 27, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    International Tasting Group will be launching a self contained Tequila Tasting kit in early 08. It will include 3 different 100% Agave Micro Tequilas from 3 different distilleries from around the Appelation area. Riedel stemware, jigger and educational DVD also included. It will make a great gift at around $199 USD.

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    August 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    so im lookin to give my bro a tequila reposado which would be better from cabo wabo and don julio

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    Derrick Schommer
    August 7, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I’d go with Cabo Wabo, because you’ll probably find you’ll get more for less. Usually Don Julio is a bit more money and has some unique tastes to it, but if the gift-receiver isn’t a tequila connoisseur they’re probably not going to notice anyway.

    I’d go with the Cabo Wabo or which ever is a better price for the volume of liquid as both are competitive but unique upon themselves.

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    August 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    well right now don julio is 30 and cabo 35

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    Derrick Schommer
    August 7, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Go Don Julio then, save yourself $5

    Just make sure the bottle sizes are equal, typically a bottle of Don Julio is half the size of another brand (like 375ml and such)

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