I recently grabbed a couple older bottles that got moved to clearance shelves. Centinela Reposado 1/2 price and a cool pena shaped clear glass bottle LA LEYENDA DEL CABALLERO anejo marked down to $26. The bottle is a little awkward to pour from but the juice is pretty interesting, didn't blow me away though the nose was pretty deep but the palate was a little muted and oddly enough reminded me of the fruitiness in a blended scotch before it opened up and the agave came through.
I like the Centinela too, a little peppery and hot, but I've been drinking mostly anejos lately which could influence that. Speaking of Centinela I spotted a fewof the old round style bottles of 3 anos at the old $51 price. I haven't had this but it's been on my radar, going back for one tomorrow.
Picked up a Cazadores Reposado to make margaritas (didn't want to use the Don Julio) - had a few sips straight and while it was a bit one dimensional, I loved the mouthfeel. A little weak on the nose, but very creamy on the palate, decent agave flavor and pronounced vanilla on the mid-palate and finish. Made a nice margarita - for $27, it was a giant step up from the Patron Reposado I had been using for mixing. For the price, I wouldn't mind having this straight now and then.
I was able to try the Fuenteseca Tequila from K&L the other day and I'm not sure of who may have ordered it from here, but I wrote the review.
For those of you that like woody spirits, this might be right up your alley. It's tasty, but it loses a bit of the agave essence (as many extra añejos) do. But, I've tried nearly 500 tequilas and I can say that's it's unlike any other one that I've tasted. A bit of sweetness up front, oak and dark chocolate and a really light feel on the palate considering the age. I'd recommend it if the price doesn't bother you.
Made Añejo Old Fashioneds tonight. If you've never tried it, I highly recommend it. The only difference is that you only use the orange peel instead of an orange slice (compared to a bourbon/rye OF). I dig this drink.
That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
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Picked up my bottle of Fuenteseca today, really excited to pop it open. I had a taste of a friend's bottle over the weekend and really enjoyed it. Obviously a lot of wood but it kept coming back to agave and some sweetness as well. Reminds me in some ways of a well-aged brandy.
Also grabbed a bottle of Centinela anejo, round bottle. Currently on sale for $30 at a local store. I now have the rep, anejo and 3 anos on my shelf.