In a nutshell: A smooth and subtle tequila from Jose Cuervo, the world's leading brand.
The lowdown: Being aged for a few months in white oak barrels is what gives this an understated yet nicely complex character where the peppery notes found in younger tequilas are dialled back a little in favour of few hints of caramel. It's one of the most popular tequilas in its native Mexico which really tells you all you need to know.
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.