In a nutshell: An ever popular tequila from Jose Cuervo, probably the most famous brand name of them all.
The lowdown: Cuervo's Especial Gold is blended with a mix of aged, reposado and younger blanco tequilas. It's got a gentle, subtle character with a hint of spice and vanilla and is a great all rounder. It makes the perfect base for margaritas and a whole range of other long drinks.
Founded by Don José Antonio de Cuervo in 1795, today José Cuervo is the bestselling Tequila brand in the world covering entry level products right up to the highly acclaimed Reserva de la Familia range. They're based in the town of Tequila itself and the La Rojeña distiilery, founded in 1812 is the oldest active distillery in Latin America.