GOLD/ The #1 tequila brand in the world, Jose Cuervo Especial® Gold is a golden blend of younger tequilas. The light gold spirit has a sweet aroma with pleasant agave notes. Along with its sweet, subtle agave flavor and hints of oak and vanilla, Especial Gold boasts a well-balanced, short, smooth finish. (40% ABV-80 proof) • In history and today, Jose Cuervo Especial is the popular choice for crafting any Margarita: frozen or on the rocks. Jose Cuervo knows how to craft tequila.