Well shoot, I'm getting more than I bargained for here. Budgeting for bourbon and rye is one thing. Throw in single malt and some Irish and a slight wind will carry the piggy bank away.
Introduce tequila, and I won't have any money for beer.
"A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
Ralfy is looking at various Mexican spirits including Ocho Anejo Tequila 2007 Vintage and Sotol Hacienda de Chihuahua (Anejo). I don't have much experience with either Sotol (none) or Tequila (other than in cocktails).
I think he has a Mezcal review coming up.
The Sotol sounds like an interesting choice.
He gives the Ocho Anejo very good marks.
Last edited by Jono; 04-19-2012 at 11:22.
Sotols are kind of fun. They're like a really grassy tequila that is a bit less sweet. It's a different spirit for sure, but there's only a few brands.
Thanks, that is good info. I note Binnys has two Ocho products...one without an age statement for about $60 and the "extra" for about $160. Big jump in price there.
"I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet
Browsing Binny's online I'd go with: (over Ocho)
El Tesoro (anejo specifically)
That's a really nice selection by Binny's. I wish we had someone locally in the Twin Cities with that kind of selection.
If you're looking specifically at anejos, I'd go with Chinaco, 7 Leguas, Riazul and Tonala. Riazul is THE highest rated tequila on tequila.net and is unlike any other I've had...a ton of cinnamon taste. Chinaco and 7 Leguas are well balanced and Tonala is a bit heavier on the vanilla/caramel side. All are smooth as can be. Happy shopping!