If you're ready to take your celebratory boozing to the next level, Gran Patrón Burdeos Tequila ($740) is just the stuff. Distilled from the finest blue agave, this ultra-premium dark tequila is matured in a blend of American and French oak barrels and aged for a minimum of 12 months. It's then distilled again in vintage Bordeaux barrels from France. Each unleaded crystal bottle comes in a black walnut box with a special corkscrew and a crystal bee stopper. Be sure to sign up for the Uncrate-approved Patrón Social Club.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with Jose Cuervo Especial Silver ($18). This premium silver tequila was blended with smoothness in mind, is bottled directly after distillation, and contains light Agave notes and a smooth, clean finish, without the harsh bite of your normal tequila shot. Pick up a bottle on your way home and have a couple shots for us.
If you've got a passion for tequila, you can't do much better than Maestro Dobel Tequila ($75). This hand-crafted tequila is the first-ever diamond-clear tequila, thanks to a proprietary blending and filtration technique. Made from hand-selected agave (picked from the volcanic lowlands of the Jalisco region), Maestro Dobel is actually the combination of three different aged tequilas — Reposado (rested 15 months), Anejo (rested 24 months), and Extra-Anejo (rested for 36 months). For a special feel, each sleek, metallic-bottomed bottle is filled and labeled by hand and then individually numbered.
Touted as "the world's smoothest 100 proof, 100 percent Agave super premium Tequila," 1800 Select Silver Tequila ($69) can definitely be called crisp, clean and, yes, smooth. 1800 Select Silver is double-distilled for clarity and blended with a touch of aged tequila (a process unusual for a silver tequila). It comes packaged in a great glass bottle with a glass stopper that doubles as a shot glass.
We here at Uncrate are very picky about our tequilas — while we enjoy a fine tequila, the lesser quality brands are a sure fire ticket to hangover-ville. This is certainly not one of those lesser brands. Patrón Silver Tequila ($88) is a light, clear tequila that goes down smooth and makes nearly perfect tequila-based drinks. Each bottle is handmade, which only adds to the warm, elegant feeling of the spirit. Save the lemon and salt for the cheap stuff — you won’t need it (or want it) for this.