MOP - Brands

by Roger May. 02, 2011 3697 views

Patron is one of the more popular Premium Tequilas on the market outside of Mexico and the most common sold in resturants, lounges and bars. Silver (white) and Reposado (gold) are the most common, where as the Añejo is a bit harder to find since it is an aquired taste. All three are a fine drink and worthy of the higher price you pay, but the popularity Patron is not because it's the best, it is popular because it's the best marketed Premium Tequila. All three varieties are actually the blandest/safest when you compare them to other Premium Tequilas of each type. I am not saying thats a bad thing, I enjoy Patron very much, enough to buy many bottles over the years. Where as most Whiskey, Vodka, or Scotch drinkers stick to one or two brands, a Tequila drinker is more like a Wine drinker and likes the variety of subtle flavors within their perfered types.

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A few pictures here, sorry I really couldn't decide on just one or two. The MOP snuck up on me this month and hadn't even started planning it out when I noticed a post last night. . . oops

PATRON Reposado . . . my introduction to Premium Tequila

Look for the Bee . . . a symbol of high quality if you drink Tequila

The last 5 shots are of the most expensive bottle I have ever bought. GRAN PATRON Platinum. It was supposed to last me a couple years, only to be drank at special occasions. Suddenly there was a lot of special occasions in the month following my first taste. Platinum is miles above other Premium Silver Tequilas but it is stupid expensive and not worth buying more than once in your life.

The bottle is not glass, it is a handmade crystal piece of art that is hand polished, hand signed and numbered with an etched label. (according to the write up inside the wooden box)

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Michelle 6 years ago

Good job! On all kinds of "shots" :)

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Eiram 6 years ago

I never drank Tequila in my life...might give it a try :)

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Nancy 6 years ago

Fascinating post for MOP!! Never tried patron, always admired the bottle...well done:)

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Gillian 6 years ago

And there was me thinking that all tequilas were the same! At least you've still got the bottle to look at.

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Andarta 6 years ago

Excellent shots and thanks for the information, I really like the shot of the close up of just the bee, fantastic.

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Olga Helys 6 years ago

Nice pictures
Great angles, details, colours:)
Well done !

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Ray 6 years ago

I must confess that I know little about alcohol, but I do like Tequeila. I will have to start paying attention to brand and subtle taste. Do they have Tequeila tastings as they do wine?

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Jayson Escolano 6 years ago

nice post!! i like tequila...

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Moira 6 years ago

nice set.

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Justine Berlin 6 years ago

Mmmmmm tequila!! Patron is the best!!

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Anna-Marya Tompa 6 years ago

nice bottle pics, all empty, tut tut

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Jet28 6 years ago

Fascinating post :-)

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Gonia 6 years ago

beautifull pictures, thanks for information.

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Tolga Ç. 6 years ago

Nice, I'll take a bottle to myself, I was very curious about the taste. (i hope so:)

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Ann Garratty 6 years ago

I had no idea drinking Tequila was so complicated...for me it's just lemon.. salt.. and down the hatch.. what a peasant!

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Tom 6 years ago

WOw well done Roger

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Tamara Harden 6 years ago

If you say so :-) I'll trust ya. Very interesting on how much time and expense they put into a bottle.

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Michael Sakowicz 6 years ago

You can never go wrong with using the hard stuff for a photo set. Good take on the MOP.

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Mark 6 years ago

Great choice of angles and Focus points!

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Mallusatish Reddy 6 years ago

Very interesting and excellent post!!

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Felecia 6 years ago

Very cool Roger! I have one of those! Only. . . it is not empty. . . yet.

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Carolinesimone 6 years ago

excellent observation .... for the wine drinker :)

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Darlene Foster 6 years ago

Interesting post!

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Jon Laysell 6 years ago

Great post - I'm sure it's not the only product where the brand value is more than just the quality of the product.

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Sara G 6 years ago

Nice shot of the bottle..I can tell it's not regular glass in careful of that stuff ( I guess you know that after all the years) :-)) Does it have a worm in it? heehee

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Penny 6 years ago

nice set

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Marsha 6 years ago

Nice collection of shots for the MOP, Roger - interesting variety of angles! It just occurred to me while reading your information about Patron that I spelled something wrong in my recent dog post. The dog's owner told me his name was Patron and she mentioned tequila. I'd never heard of it, and assumed it was spelled Petrone ;)) Guess I better go fix it....thanks!

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Heather Stewart 6 years ago

yum is my favorite brand of tequila... it is very smooth to me! great shots!

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Eric J H Joyce 6 years ago

Nice post.

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