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    Re: Tequila Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    It's been a while since I've tried my El Tesoro Anejo, but I might have to break it out tonight. I'm not a big fan of the blanco, but I know exactly why. It's a lowland tequila with a bit more earthy quality and the blanco has a taste of earth and green olives (which I hate). It's a high quality juice, but it's for someone else's palate...not mine.
    El Tesoro is actually highlands, from Arandas. But I agree it's very earthy. That's what I like about it. It's interesting you mention green olives because I think El Tesoro 70 has a strong olive oil flavor.

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    Re: Tequila Forum

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    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.
    My thoughts as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    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.
    Try a few good tequilas...you'll stop worrying about the beer.
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    Re: Tequila Forum

    http://www.whiskyreviews.blogspot.com/

    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 10:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    http://www.whiskyreviews.blogspot.com/

    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.
    Ocho is an interesting brand. Doing it vintage brand buying from different areas creates a new tequila every year. That means that they can't create consistency, but they can create a following and a rarity for each vintage. I had the 2009 Anejo and 2010 blanco. The anejo was very good and the blanco was very mediocre. Thus, his 2007 review doesn't really help because those are off the shelves and can only really be bought secondary market...which I have no interest in doing.

    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.
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    Re: Tequila Forum

    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.

    http://www.binnys.com/spirits/search...nejo%20Tequila

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    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.
    How about good quality tequila and cheap Mexican beer? Hmm. There's got to be a country song in there somewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    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.

    http://www.binnys.com/spirits/search...nejo%20Tequila
    In all honesty, for $50+, I can think of a ton of tequilas that I would buy before Ocho. It's good, but once you get over $50, it better be closer to great.

    Browsing Binny's online I'd go with: (over Ocho)

    Casa Noble
    Chinaco
    Don Julio
    El Tesoro (anejo specifically)
    Fortaleza
    Riazul
    Semental
    Siete Leguas
    Chamucos
    Tonala Suprema

    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!
    Last edited by Max Power; 04-19-2012 at 12:05.
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    Re: Tequila Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by sob0728 View Post
    I would choose Don Julio out of that lineup.
    Another vote for Don Julio.
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