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    Re: Tequila

    No complaints against Herradura. Really nice. I'll say it again...Siete Leguas. It's really , really good. I don't claim to be a tequila nerd, but it makes me wanna turn into one. $40 for the blanco, and I'd call it a sipper. Herradura is right there as well. I think Luna is more of a mixer, while Herradura , and Siete are more sippin friendly, even as blanco. However, the Luna does beat Jose 100% of the time imo.

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    Re: Tequila

    I was really surprised to learn how brief the time in oak is for Tequila. I figured an anejo was at least eight years. Wikipedia says that a reposado is two months to one year. Over a year is an anejo.

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    Re: Tequila

    Had a hoporita at New Holland last night. Not tequila, but it worked. A beer wash distilled twice and dry hopped. Finally a tequila-esque spirit for hop heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAspirit1 View Post
    I was really surprised to learn how brief the time in oak is for Tequila. I figured an anejo was at least eight years. Wikipedia says that a reposado is two months to one year. Over a year is an anejo.
    It is brief, isn't it? But a little time in the oak goes a long way with tequila. I've had some that was barreled for only two years and there was a pronounced oaky flavor, so the agave must be fairly delicate and subject to great change when in the barrel even for relatively short periods of time.
    "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

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    Re: Tequila

    As with bourbon and other spirits the "experiments" of allowing more time to barrel age has been on a steady incline. Asom Broso even has an 11 year aged anejo. They recently added the extra anejo category due to all the anejos over 3 years. There are many anejos with 5 years of age. I think with time we may even see a 20 year anejo oneday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vange View Post
    As with bourbon and other spirits the "experiments" of allowing more time to barrel age has been on a steady incline. Asom Broso even has an 11 year aged anejo. They recently added the extra anejo category due to all the anejos over 3 years. There are many anejos with 5 years of age. I think with time we may even see a 20 year anejo oneday!
    I hope this also does not portend that high quality blanco and repasado tequilas will be one their way out. What I like about tequila is you can get an unaged or minimaly aged spirit that tastes good.

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    Re: Tequila

    Just yesterday I picked up a bottle of El Jimador 100% agave and it is pretty awesome! It's very earthy, spicy and a tad fruity and the finish is rather long with fruity/earthy tones lingering for quite some time. I HAVE to see if I can get it cheaper somewhere other than where I bought it yesterday($47/750mL, ouch!)

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    Re: Tequila

    My favoriite tequila was 7 Leguas Anejo I picked up in a tourist trap in Cancun. It had the nicest pure agave flavor I've had though I am no expert. Unfortunately I can't find it in KC and my Mexican friends liked it so much, it didn't survive it's first outing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBQ+Bourbon View Post
    My favoriite tequila was 7 Leguas Anejo I picked up in a tourist trap in Cancun. It had the nicest pure agave flavor I've had though I am no expert. Unfortunately I can't find it in KC and my Mexican friends liked it so much, it didn't survive it's first outing.
    Siete Leguas was the original producer for Patron. I love siete. It is very pure with loads of fruit complemented by wonderful agave spice.

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    Re: Tequila

    My parents got one of those last-minute-travel-deals for a trip to Playa Del Carmen the other day and I had a few hours to decide whether I wanted to go. One of the factors that weighed in my decision was to buy a few bottles of 7 Leguas while there.

    In the end I decided to save my vacation for some other things. Like a week in Kauai and a few days on the Big Piney river.

 

 

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