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    Quote Originally Posted by imbibehour View Post
    I finally got around to diving into some tequila a little more thoroughly, I ended up discovering after much tasting that Anejo seemed to really grab me for a style (type whatever you want to call it )

    Had a Casa Nobles Anejo which was fantastic very memorable... http://imbibehour.blogspot.com/2012/...uila-more.html
    Casa Noble anejo is a very nice tequila. Most (including me) tequila drinkers start off liking the aged ones and then work their way back into appreciating the agave a bit more. I still love a good anejo a bit more than a good blanco, but I'm much better at picking out the nuances of the pure agave flavors and where they were grown now than I was when I first started exploring tequila. That's why I start a brand with the reposado. From that I can learn about the base blanco and the flavors that are added with the aging barrels.

    In the end, everyone likes what they like and there's no wrong way to enjoy tequila. Enjoy more exploration. You started off with a good one in Casa Noble. Their blanco is one that is loved by many (but not at all by me). Anejos provide the deep and rich flavors that whiskey drinkers love, so I'd say to keep exploring that. Unclebunk will attest that a well done repo like Muchote will get you appreciating reposados as well.
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    Re: Tequila Forum

    Hey guys ---

    My mother is coming to visit for awhile, and she's a fan of margaritas. I'm looking for the best value level tequilas to give a whirl.

    I don't know much about tequila, other then some of the cheaper stuff isn't 100% pure agave, and that's frowned upon. I'm pretty sure the 'blanco' tequilas are not aged while the golden (anejo?) ones are.

    If you guys have any suggestions for under $30, that would be awesome. Closer to $20 would be even better, since it'll chiefly be used for mixed drinks. I saw Tres Agaves mentioned in a previous page, so that will go on the list. In a few days, hopefully I'll go to the Total Wine near me and find some sample sizes, as that's obviously the best way to learn... but any advice would be appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPBoston View Post
    If you guys have any suggestions for under $30, that would be awesome. Closer to $20 would be even better, since it'll chiefly be used for mixed drinks.
    It's usually around $20 or less and for Margs & as a mixer (I also very much enjoy it straight for sipping) I'd suggest Grand Centanario Rosangel ($17 at Total Wine here in Dallas). It's sweet, fruity - like a wine finished tequila because it's infused with Hibiscus (don't laugh, I really, really enjoy this stuff!). I like all the Gran Centanario line for under $20, actually... The rep & anejo are both great.

    El Jimador is another good one, normally around $15 for the rep, and low $20's for the anejo.

    There's quite a few choices of decent ~$20-$30 tequilas, and some other folks may weigh in as well. In AZ, you've probably got a good selection at Total Wine, too.

    Be sure to avoid all the Cuervos, Sueza and Montezumas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPBoston View Post
    Hey guys ---

    My mother is coming to visit for awhile, and she's a fan of margaritas. I'm looking for the best value level tequilas to give a whirl.

    I don't know much about tequila, other then some of the cheaper stuff isn't 100% pure agave, and that's frowned upon. I'm pretty sure the 'blanco' tequilas are not aged while the golden (anejo?) ones are.

    If you guys have any suggestions for under $30, that would be awesome. Closer to $20 would be even better, since it'll chiefly be used for mixed drinks. I saw Tres Agaves mentioned in a previous page, so that will go on the list. In a few days, hopefully I'll go to the Total Wine near me and find some sample sizes, as that's obviously the best way to learn... but any advice would be appreciated!
    Tres Agaves is a good choice. Espolon, El Ultimo, Costco Brand Silver, El Jimador are all good choices too.

    I checked the Total Wine website and this is what I would go with under $30.

    $15 - El Ultimo Blanco, Agavales Silver
    $20 - Espolon Blanco , Milagro Silver, Tres Agaves Blanco
    $25 - Antiguo Silver, Gran Centenario Anejo (if you want a value sweet/cinnamon filled sipper)
    $30 - Corrido Blanco, El Mayor Blanco, El Conquistador Reposado (for a nice balanced sipper...a steal for $30)

    For the money, Espolon, Tres Agaves and El Ultimo are the best. You can get a 1.75L of El Ultimo for under $30 if you're planning on making a lot. Corrido is the best of the bunch, but it might be more of a sipper/mixer combo as it has some grassy and more complex notes that non-tequila drinkers might not like as much. However, overall, if I was buying, I would go with it because it's multi-purpose. Out of the other 3, I think I like Tres Agaves the most, but it's also the most expensive at $22.
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    The Tequila Tourist is now on Facebook. You can like me and get the reviews that way now as well. I'll also post other tequila related news and whatever else seems to fit those who love agave.
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    Re: Tequila Forum

    Check your bottles if you drink these.

    1800 Tequila bottles voluntarily recalled


    Posted by Lisa McTigue Pierce, Editor -- Packaging Digest, 8/15/2012 709 AM








    The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs issued the following news release:


    Agavera Camichines, S.A. de C.V. , the brand owner of 1800 Tequila—along with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC)—has announced a voluntary U.S. nationwide recall of 1800 Tequila 1.75L Silver, Reposado and Coconut packaging due to potential damage during transportation and handling in some cases to the glass stopper.



    Please be aware that 1800 Tequila in all other sizes (50 ml, 200ml, 375ml, 750 ml and 1L) are not impacted. In addition, 1800 Tequila Anejo, Select Silver (100 Proof) and 1800 Ultimate Margarita products are not impacted.



    Although it is believed that the percentage of affected bottles is low, to protect the safety of consumers, the brand owner, Agavera Camichines, S.A. de C.V., has made the decision to voluntarily recall the 1800 Tequila 1.75L packaging as a precautionary measure. There have been no reports of consumer injuries, but the presence of small particles of glass in the bottle could pose a health risk.



    "We have become aware of this recall and are doing everything we can to make sure these bottles have been taken off the market," says Andy Deloney, chairman of the MLCC. "We are asking that all licensees stop selling this item until a replacement is delivered to you by Great Lakes Wine and Spirits."



    Consumers should check to see if they have affected product by comparing the first nine digits of the 13-digit Lot Code on the side of the bottle against the list of impacted product codes.



    Consumers who have affected product should not consume it nor should they allow others to consume it. Anyone who has consumed tequila from an affected bottle and becomes ill or shows signs of complications should see a physician immediately.



    Consumers with affected product can obtain a refund and more information by calling 866-795-8805 or emailing info@1800tequila.com. Refunds for affected bottles will be offered to consumers 21 years of age or older. To receive a refund, consumers will be asked to provide their date of birth, name, address, phone number and email, as well as the Lot Code which is printed on the bottle. In addition, consumers will be asked where and when they purchased the product as well as how much they purchased it for. Refunds will be issued in approximately two to four weeks.



    1800 Tequila, 1.75L size only. The affected bottles include:

    • 1800 Tequila Silver 1.75L

    • 1800 Tequila Coconut 1.75L

    • 1800 Tequila Reposado 1.75L

    Read 9 digits on top line to identify product.


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    All 1800 should be recalled.
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    Re: Tequila Forum

    Well boys, I finally had the opportunity to sample some Clase Azul reposado... my goodness it was a juicy delight! Such a long, chewy, fruity finish. The circumstances were odd to say the least - a wedding rehearsal dinner party with bagels and lox and the only thing to drink was cheap sparkling wine and orange juice (who drinks mimosas at night???!!?). Thank goodness my cousin was in the wedding party, because one of the groomsmen's gifts was a handsome bottle of this dear tequila, the likes of which I had never seen in person.

    My cousin is not a drinker and quickly put the bottle aside after discovering it in his bag, but I successfully cajoled him into opening it up, at which point my thirsty relatives, also eager for anything other than an evening mimosa came running for a taste. It really reminded me of the CS Redbreast 12yo, honestly, though sweeter and less malty. So deliciously oily. I can easily say I've never had a better tequila. I'm not sure I'm willing to shell out the ~$100 for a bottle of my own, but I was definitely very impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    Well boys, I finally had the opportunity to sample some Clase Azul reposado... my goodness it was a juicy delight! Such a long, chewy, fruity finish. The circumstances were odd to say the least - a wedding rehearsal dinner party with bagels and lox and the only thing to drink was cheap sparkling wine and orange juice (who drinks mimosas at night???!!?). Thank goodness my cousin was in the wedding party, because one of the groomsmen's gifts was a handsome bottle of this dear tequila, the likes of which I had never seen in person.

    My cousin is not a drinker and quickly put the bottle aside after discovering it in his bag, but I successfully cajoled him into opening it up, at which point my thirsty relatives, also eager for anything other than an evening mimosa came running for a taste. It really reminded me of the CS Redbreast 12yo, honestly, though sweeter and less malty. So deliciously oily. I can easily say I've never had a better tequila. I'm not sure I'm willing to shell out the ~$100 for a bottle of my own, but I was definitely very impressed.
    It is delicious. Probably overly sweet for some, but is like a wonderfully chewy candy. So much vanilla, caramel and fruit. Only hints of agave/pepper. But when I'm in the mood for it, there's not much else that's better. And of course the bottle is a work of art in itself. It can be found for $70-75 if you look hard. Or for $35 for a 375ML in the duty free if you're in Mexico.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    It is delicious. Probably overly sweet for some, but is like a wonderfully chewy candy. So much vanilla, caramel and fruit. Only hints of agave/pepper. But when I'm in the mood for it, there's not much else that's better. And of course the bottle is a work of art in itself. It can be found for $70-75 if you look hard. Or for $35 for a 375ML in the duty free if you're in Mexico.
    My wife went nuts on the stuff after tasting some at a party recently. Guess that gives me license to go out and drop the $75 to pick up a bottle, right?
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