that's a great choice for a "go to".
ive already collected that one... a authentic Mexican bottle (NO english) that I brought back from Rocky Point many years ago. Back then, I just liked the bottle. Then about 4 years ago I purchased another for a friends birthday. I helped him drink it :)
some other bargain tequilas are
El Tesoro, blanco (not a mixer, drink straight trust me)
Trago*, Rep (comes in goofy lipstick looking bottle, but its great)
Zaffarancha, Anejo (kentucky oak, not french)
Casa Noble, anejo
there are most likely about 40 more bargain (read: low advertising, not by taste) bottles but I cant list them all. Just remember, Cuervo is not tequila and Patron is severly overpriced and they dont even grow their own agave, they buy it! WTF! :(
*Trago is obviously trying to reach a different market, as most tequilas are modern, full mechanical facilities they are still marketed as some tiny farm where a dude picks agave by hand... trago actually still uses the jimador method and disregards that fact by going for the Cosmo crowd. The bottle alone is quite laughable at first, but distinct at least. Check out the "oh-so-hip" website: http://www.trago-tequila.com/htm/home.htm
here's another kickass collector bottle: http://www.beveragewarehouse.com/images/products/2131.jpg hand painted in 24k gold by Guadalahara locals
guy 1: i got sick on tequila once and i still cant touch the stuff!
guy 2: oh yeah? what tequila was it?
guy 1: Cuervo Gold
well, folks there you have it.