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    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Can't speak for Johnny but unless I am specifically planning on making a large quantity of margarita's or some other cocktail I don't refrigerate tequila (or pretty much any other liquor besides maybe gin and vodka). And then it is usually a "cocktail" grade of tequila selected specifically for mixing in quantity!

    Tequila generally is something, as he noted, that I treat just like whisk(e)y. Neat and unchilled.
    Thanks for the reply.

    Rick

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    Re: Tequila Forum

    I picked up some Don Julio reposado, t-1 anejo, and Don Felix anejo while in the US. The Don Felix was on sale for $35 (I bought 2 based on Max's recommendation).

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    Re: Tequila Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick M. View Post
    I picked up some Don Julio reposado, t-1 anejo, and Don Felix anejo while in the US. The Don Felix was on sale for $35 (I bought 2 based on Max's recommendation).

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    $35 is a nice price for Don Felix. All of those bring something different to the table. Good choices. Salud!
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  4. #784

    Re: Tequila Forum

    Max, I'm looking at Excellia Reposado, the new version of 1921 Anejo and Casa Noble XA. Any opinions on those?

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    Re: Tequila Forum

    I've had Excellia Blanco and Reposado and they're pretty good. The Sauternes finish doesn't work very well with tequila for me. It's not bad, but it doesn't enhance the flavor. I would recommend starting with the blanco, as it seems to work best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearmark View Post
    I've had Excellia Blanco and Reposado and they're pretty good. The Sauternes finish doesn't work very well with tequila for me. It's not bad, but it doesn't enhance the flavor. I would recommend starting with the blanco, as it seems to work best.
    Palates are always different of course. I prefer the Excellia reposado and especially the añejo to the blanco myself but then again I like them to spend some time in the barrel as a general rule if I am drinking them neat.

    But bearmark is not alone in preferring the blanco. Grover and Scarlet at Taste Tequila liked it the best as well.

    They use a combination of Cognac and Sauternes casks and for me it works very well. The añejo is one I try to keep available even though it is admittedly a bit spendy.
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    Thanks, guys. The blanco is not available so I'll go with the reposado. If I like it a lot I might go for the anejo, but it IS pricey.

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    Re: Tequila Forum

    I'm typically an Añejo tequila fan, but this is one that doesn't work for me. In particular, I really like El Tesoro Añejo, which is what Excellia Añejo starts out as. I just wanted to offer some caution just in case. In any case, I've had a hard time finding Excellia in Texas. I have to go to Louisiana. Also, the bottles are really nice. ;-)

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    Re: Tequila Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Palates are always different of course. I prefer the Excellia reposado and especially the añejo to the blanco myself but then again I like them to spend some time in the barrel as a general rule if I am drinking them neat.

    But bearmark is not alone in preferring the blanco. Grover and Scarlet at Taste Tequila liked it the best as well.

    They use a combination of Cognac and Sauternes casks and for me it works very well. The añejo is one I try to keep available even though it is admittedly a bit spendy.
    Bruce, are these available here, in ATL? I think I may go with the anejo for our CdM party this year, if it is. Thanks for the link to the Grover and Scarlet site. I enjoyed reading their reviews. But then again, how can any self respecting inhabitant of Georgia not love a gal with the name of Scarlet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Bruce, are these available here, in ATL? I think I may go with the anejo for our CdM party this year, if it is. Thanks for the link to the Grover and Scarlet site. I enjoyed reading their reviews. But then again, how can any self respecting inhabitant of Georgia not love a gal with the name of Scarlet?
    So true! Scarlet does tend to conjure certain images amongst southern belles both then and now!

    The Excellia is in Georgia but I have sometimes had to get a store to special order it for me as it is not always on the shelf. Escorpion downtown near the Fox has it by the glass. Used to have the occasional extended Wednesday "lunches" there (which believe it or not sometimes even included food...) until the Wednesday tastings got to be a regular feature.
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