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TEQUILA!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by NoFlinch, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    I learned a LOT about Vodka on the Vodka thread.:D

    Now, I'm asking about Tequila.:confused:

    I Like it, but very seldom drink it straight................until I had some Patron a few nights ago.:s0105:

    WOW!:s0022:............:s0079:

    Bestest' stuff I've had straight..............Smooth........................:s0155:

    BUT, it's $50 per 1.75L...........:s0077:

    Not more than I can afford, but certainly more than I am going to pay.:s0074:

    Anyone know a SMOOTH (like Patron) Tequila for around $35 +/- per 1.5?.....or $22 per L???:s0092:
     
  2. atuna69

    atuna69 Southern OR Member

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  3. atuna69

    atuna69 Southern OR Member

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    :eek: :eek::eek::eek::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  4. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I had fond memories of 1800's Anejo, so I bought a bottle recently..... gross.

    But I haven't been drinking much for years, and especially not tequila... so maybe my tastes have changed? I was disappoint.
     
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  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    One Tequila!
    Two Tequila!
    Three Tequila!
    Floor!
     
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  6. JustShoot

    JustShoot Oregon . Hillsborito area Active Member

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    I do enjoy sipping my Anejo and it is running second place to the sipping of good single malt Scotch .
    (not produced anymore) but My favorite and this is the consensus of many in the world was ' PORFIDIO ' . it was just the most phenomenal Single-barrel Anejo for flavor . There are still fine sipping Anejo's to drink though .

    I am going to throw this out to you all also who are not familiar with fine sipping Tequila . Like fine single-Malts . Fine Anejo is for savoring straight . Not Mix, which is just sacrilege and in very bad form .
    I am not an expert, but I will pop out a few things that I think have learned over the years of drinking it & also walking thew a few distilleries in Mexico .

    Most Tequilas you buy in the US are cheep swill & plain crap and just well bar dispenced & used for Mix drinks . Most Tequila bought & experienced are not the true representation of real tequila and in the USA is artificial dyed Gold color to mimic aged Anejo . Hot, Raspy and giving you post after affects of headache and vomit like you been poisoned from drinking .
    There are very few good Reposado in the liquor stores worth buying . With the majority best Tequila's being from family owned small distilleries in Mexico and most of them are not exported product to the USA .

    ( 100% AGAVE ) . 'Reposado' (silver clear) .. & ' Anejo' - longer Aged - ( amber/gold color) . both being very smooth, warm and flavorful .

    The best Reposado and Anejo are produced from the prime cut of alcohol from Agave distillation . The distillation process of the Agave is very similar to the distillation process of Rum . So a lot of distilleries take the sugarcane in the off-season in place of the Agave to do Rum . Also the maximum time of distillation ' Aging ' for Tequila's does not go past 2 years . That is the limit and it ages no more for quality & taste .

    The Reposado 'silver ' is clear and not distilled as long as the Anejo . With the finer Anejo being barreled & aged in 'used' Oak whiskey barrel casks . That gives the Anejo's there tint of Gold color with there different fine aroma's and taste's . Unlike Whiskey barrels which can be used more than once . ( i believe) They are only used one time for the aging of Anejo .
    Fine Anejo has that warm smooth flavor . Smooth like butter sweetness with slight smokey after taste's and aroma pleasing to the tongue and nose .

    So as I type this right Now . I cant help myself, am sipping a pull of Anejo from a little Mexican family distillery . It warms my soul .
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    ok, ALSO . lets talk .. Raicilla
    There is a Mexican ' bootleg like' backyard Moonshine, Tequila . kind of like people here do, for making cheep beer or liquor distilled in there home garages . ' Raicilla '.
    it is silver-clear also . It is cheep but still better (imho) than most DogPoop we get sold here in the united states labeled as, Tequila .
    OK .. (wait one second ) .... I popping the cap and taking a sip right now and try to verbalize the flavor .
    .. It is Not hot . it is smooth . but it does not have the fine after taste & aroma of good . It hits you (not hard) but you got more like that Moonshine Alcohol hit . I can feel it quick, You definitely get hit with a fast buzz with Raicilla . It is smooth good but it a cheep fast fun . Not like the savoring quality of sipping the Reposado and Anejo with friends around the fireplace .
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  7. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Give this a shot. 100% Agave Blanco. If I recall about $35. Best inexpensive tequila I have tried and I prefer it to many that cost twice as much. image.jpg
     
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  8. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Carolina Moon... forget the tequila
     
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  9. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    I think you enjoy reviewing Tequila on NWFA so you can "sip as you review".:D:D

    If you expanded on your reviews, you'd be "3 sheets to the gusts"....:D:D

    But..great info...Some I was aware of , but a lot kinda "explains it"..

    I'm slowing down my Alcohol consumption (drinking slower, not less............. ..J/K)....and thought a shot a day would keep the liver in good condition, and stop the "mixers"....so.:D:cool:.....
     
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  10. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Ahhhhh Tay-Kill-ya..

    I once saw a guy get in a fight with a satellite dish in a yard over tequila. Neither of them won.
     
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  11. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    I think I tried that once, I remember the label...........Thanks, I think I'll revisit it.
     
  12. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    did they still get "reception"?o_O:rolleyes::D:cool::confused:
     
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  13. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Nope, no reception after the wedding.
     
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  14. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm okay with whatever a restaurant bar will pour into a margarita. But I want a little more from the extra shot I get on the side. Any reposado (it's a type, not a brand), even inexpensive, is a distinct cut above the younger cheaper stuff they mix in drinks.

    Reposado = rested in an oak cask, where it takes on some complexity, character and maybe a golden tint (or perhaps not - some remain clear). To my very basic understanding, any gold colored tequila that is not reposado (Cuervo Gold is not) is simply colored to look like it is.
     
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  15. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Guy: "Hey bartender, I want to get really drunk. What do you recommend?"

    Bartender: "How about some tequila shots?"

    Guy: "No way man, last time I drank tequila I went home and blew chunks."

    Bartender: "Yeah, everybody barfs now and then."

    Guy: "No, you don't understand... I have a dog named Chunks."
     
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  16. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    A little Tequila story.... About 29 years ago I went to a bar with a smoking hot young lady and we did shots... An evening of dancing and 10 or 12 shots each we adjourned to my place for a few minutes;) of fun. I took he home about 3pm. Woke up about 10 with a terrible hangover (we weren't drinking 100% Blue Agave) and gave her a call about an hour later. The first thing she said was "did ya mean it?" Not knowing what the heck she was talking about and being the macho dude I thought I was, I said "Of course I did"
    The next thing I hear is her yelling "Mom, Dad.... I'm GETTING MARRIED!
    To this day I still don't know if she pulled a fast one or not because I don't ever remember proposing but I sure am glad I went through with it!!!
    Yup, we're still married and I am one spoiled SOB :cool:
     
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  17. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    If this had been me, I would have remembered it as;

    "28 years, 7 months, 9 days, 3 hours, and 5 minutes ago...............":cool::cool::cool::D:D:D
     
  18. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My opinion.
    1800 Silver = battery acid. Actually I've not met a silver that I like.
    1800 Gold = Pretty good

    Hornitos gold = better yet.

    I'm not much of a tequila snob. One of my buds is and he LOVES Cabo.
     
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  19. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    Why is divorce so expensive? Because it's worth it! (not in my case)
     
  20. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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