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Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 19th, 2011, 9:08 pm
by Ed Murray
What's your recommendation?

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 19th, 2011, 9:51 pm
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
All Silver's:

Sieta Leguas
1921
Fina Estampa

Smooth and easy yet high quality, and all under $40 retail.

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 19th, 2011, 9:53 pm
by Eric LeVine
Sheesh, you send your girls off to school, and now you're hitting the hard stuff already?

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Posted: December 19th, 2011, 9:54 pm
by Ed Murray
Eric LeVine wrote:Sheesh, you send your girls off to school, and now you're hitting the hard stuff already?
Haha... I'll be sipping it with THEM! [drinkers.gif]

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Posted: December 19th, 2011, 10:01 pm
by Eric LeVine
Ed Murray wrote:
Eric LeVine wrote:Sheesh, you send your girls off to school, and now you're hitting the hard stuff already?
Haha... I'll be sipping it with THEM! [drinkers.gif]
Oh man, that rocks! I'm 15 years way from that...

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 19th, 2011, 10:05 pm
by Ed Murray
Eric LeVine wrote:
Ed Murray wrote:
Eric LeVine wrote:Sheesh, you send your girls off to school, and now you're hitting the hard stuff already?
Haha... I'll be sipping it with THEM! [drinkers.gif]
Oh man, that rocks! I'm 15 years way from that...
It's worth the wait!

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 19th, 2011, 10:05 pm
by Ed Murray
Terence T-Bone Livingston wrote:All Silver's:

Sieta Leguas
1921
Fina Estampa

Smooth and easy yet high quality, and all under $40 retail.
Thanks T-Bone! I'll pick up a couple of those.

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 19th, 2011, 10:24 pm
by Chuck Miller
El Jimador here in WA, priced like Cuervo Gold, but 100% agave, much smoother. Cuervo is much lower in agave.

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 19th, 2011, 10:53 pm
by William Segui
Tequila Ocho. You can thank me later.

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Posted: December 20th, 2011, 9:31 am
by Richard Leland
William Segui wrote:Tequila Ocho. You can thank me later.
I'll second that. Also Partida (especially the Reposado) and Fortaleza.

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Posted: December 20th, 2011, 10:26 am
by Terence T-Bone Livingston
Richard Leland wrote: and Fortaleza.

Absolutely! And what a great story Guillermo Sauza has! Thanks for reminding me...have to pick up a bottle for the holidays!

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 20th, 2011, 12:54 pm
by Otto Dobre
Don Julio 1942

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 22nd, 2011, 4:02 pm
by Ed Murray
Thanks everyone - only able to find Don Julio and El Jimador. Went to four different liquor stores - must be a Washington thing.
I'll keep trying though.

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 22nd, 2011, 4:03 pm
by Roberto Rogness
Herencia Mexicana Plata....better than Nonino Grappa!

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Posted: December 22nd, 2011, 4:29 pm
by Rick Gregory
Ed Murray wrote:Thanks everyone - only able to find Don Julio and El Jimador. Went to four different liquor stores - must be a Washington thing.
I'll keep trying though.
remeber, you can search for everything in the system in WA... http://www.liq.wa.gov/LCBhomenet/StoreI ... earch.aspx

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Posted: December 22nd, 2011, 8:04 pm
by Ed Murray
Rick Gregory wrote:
Ed Murray wrote:Thanks everyone - only able to find Don Julio and El Jimador. Went to four different liquor stores - must be a Washington thing.
I'll keep trying though.
remeber, you can search for everything in the system in WA... http://www.liq.wa.gov/LCBhomenet/StoreI ... earch.aspx
I never knew that. Thanks!

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Posted: December 23rd, 2011, 12:48 pm
by Jeff Twersky
Ed Murray wrote:
Rick Gregory wrote:
Ed Murray wrote:Thanks everyone - only able to find Don Julio and El Jimador. Went to four different liquor stores - must be a Washington thing.
I'll keep trying though.
remeber, you can search for everything in the system in WA... http://www.liq.wa.gov/LCBhomenet/StoreI ... earch.aspx
I never knew that. Thanks!
That web site is not entirely accurate or up-to-date, though.

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 23rd, 2011, 12:56 pm
by Rick Gregory
Jeff - true, but if one's looking for a given brand it's pretty OK. I'd not trust things like store inventory (whether or not it's at a given store) but its useful for telling you if the state even carries a product.

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 24th, 2011, 8:46 am
by Jeff Twersky
Rick, agreed.

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Posted: December 28th, 2011, 1:00 pm
by David Walker
William Segui wrote:Tequila Ocho. You can thank me later.
It's officially later, so thank you! Just awesome stuff.

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Posted: December 30th, 2011, 9:52 am
by Chris Presutti
David Walker wrote:
William Segui wrote:Tequila Ocho. You can thank me later.
It's officially later, so thank you! Just awesome stuff.
Between their blanco and reposato, do you recommend one over the other? FWIW, I like both styles. Thanks.

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: December 30th, 2011, 10:28 am
by William Segui
They are both good -- but I prefer the reposado. It's the only non-mixing tequila I keep.

Re: Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: January 5th, 2012, 8:25 pm
by William Segui
Irrational, but I just picked up a back-up bottle. This stuff is so good and, relative to the quality, cheap.

Has anyone tried the Extra Anejo? I'm not that big a tequila drinker, but if the regular bottlings are this good, I'm curious.

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Posted: January 5th, 2012, 9:50 pm
by RS Beck
Fortaleza Reposado - delicious!

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Posted: January 20th, 2014, 12:32 pm
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
Otto Dobre wrote:Don Julio 1942
This.

A generous friend shared some with me this past weekend. Ho-lee smokes! I had no idea tequila could be this good.

Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: January 21st, 2014, 10:21 pm
by R Roberts
Clase Azul Reposado if you like smooth and sweet.
Jose Cuervo de la Familia if you like it bold and spicy.

Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: January 25th, 2014, 5:04 pm
by Robert M yers
Has anyone had any of the Buffalo Trace barrel aged Tequila from Corazon?

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Posted: January 25th, 2014, 5:22 pm
by Paul Miller
Robert M yers wrote:Has anyone had any of the Buffalo Trace barrel aged Tequila from Corazon?
I have the one aged in Pappy Van Winkle. Fantabulous. They left a slight amount residual sugar. Fantabulous. They also make one using Sazerac barrels.

Back to a "normal" tequila, find Don Fulano Anejo, or if dollars to spare, Extra Anejo.

Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: January 25th, 2014, 5:50 pm
by Robert M yers
Paul Miller wrote:
Robert M yers wrote:Has anyone had any of the Buffalo Trace barrel aged Tequila from Corazon?
I have the one aged in Pappy Van Winkle. Fantabulous. They left a slight amount residual sugar. Fantabulous. They also make one using Sazerac barrels.

Back to a "normal" tequila, find Don Fulano Anejo, or if dollars to spare, Extra Anejo.
Cool, thanks for the info. I had a friend buy me a Pappy, but maybe I should go for the Stagg and Sazerac as well...not sure one could tell the difference though?

Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: January 25th, 2014, 5:59 pm
by SteveBrown
Big fan of the Ocho Reposado also, grab a bottle every time I'm in K&L picking up a wine order.

I need to try Don Fulano...

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Posted: January 25th, 2014, 6:26 pm
by Paul Miller
Adobo Grill in Chicago does a monthly tequila dinner. Couple of years ago they did Ocho. Very nice stuff. At the time, they were focused on vintage tequila. Have not yet had their Repasado or Anejo tequila yet. But we tasted 3 years of their Blanco and enjoyed.

A few months ago, they did a dinner with Don Fulano. I think that is the tequila I enjoyed the most. Last month was Corazon. We even got a sample bottle to take home of Adobo selected single barrel Repasado. For dessert we got to try the Pappy tequila. I just really enjoyed it. I liked the slight extra sweetness.

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Posted: January 25th, 2014, 6:49 pm
by Dustin Buchko
I think I saw four different bottlings from Tequila Ocho at BevMo today. I have never tried this stuff, only gifted a bottle once. I need to change that, I love the concept.

Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: January 26th, 2014, 2:35 pm
by Paul Miller
Paul Miller wrote:Adobo Grill in Chicago does a monthly tequila dinner. Couple of years ago they did Ocho. Very nice stuff. At the time, they were focused on vintage tequila. Have not yet had their Repasado or Anejo tequila yet. But we tasted 3 years of their Blanco and enjoyed.

A few months ago, they did a dinner with Don Fulano. I think that is the tequila I enjoyed the most. Last month was Corazon. We even got a sample bottle to take home of Adobo selected single barrel Repasado. For dessert we got to try the Pappy tequila. I just really enjoyed it. I liked the slight extra sweetness.
In case anyone is interested in this month's dinner

http://www.adobogrill.com/oldtown/events.aspx#e1059

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Posted: February 3rd, 2014, 5:41 pm
by John Liotta
If you've never had anything from DeLeon you should try it quick. The prices are set to take a big jump this year. Really good stuff.

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Posted: February 16th, 2014, 11:11 am
by Humberto Dorta
I only sip anejos and love the 1942 but I like cabo anejo even better and its half the price. Really like cabo uno. Uno is expensive but very interesting in that cabo anejo is to Lagavulin what uno is to dalwhinnie. Unos is much softer and has hints of vanilla rather than the big toast factor. Plcb has ocho anejo on special order. Ill be trying that soon.

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Posted: February 16th, 2014, 7:01 pm
by Bob Hunnicutt
fyi, Feb 22nd is National Margarita Day. Enjoy.

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Posted: March 5th, 2014, 7:16 am
by Nolan E
We had a nice visit from an owner and a salesman for Clase Azul yesterday. They poured their Blanco and Reposado that's already in our market, plus their new Anejo and Ultra Anejo. This stuff is unreal. The Blanco has zero alcohol burn, and is on the sweeter side of sipping tequilas. The Reposado was fine, but I'm not much of a fan of Reposados for sipping. The Anejo is very special, just the top of its class. It should be at a retail of $500. The Ultra Anejo is aged 5 years in Sherry casks and is unbelievable viscous and silky, a real pleasure to drink. This also should be, at a retail of $1800. For the big tequila fans here, definitely seek these out. They are very special products.

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Posted: March 5th, 2014, 7:52 am
by R Roberts
Nolan,

the Clase Azul Ultra Anejo has been around the states for at least two years. Several friends and I split a bottle (sourced from Costco of all places) to see what it was like. Best tequila I've ever had.

Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: March 5th, 2014, 8:00 am
by Nolan E
It's new to Texas, I should have said. The owner and salesman said this was their first pitch in the state.

Disclaimer: I currently sell the Blanco and Reposado. Not sure I will stock the others at the price they're suggesting, but I thought I'd at least mention how awesome I thought the tequilas are.

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Posted: March 23rd, 2014, 11:42 pm
by Terry H a r r i s
Great stuff, folks - thanks!! My daughter is a Tequila fan, typically drinking it on ice and with limes . . . or just out of a shot glass. I will seek out some of these bottles.

Looking for a good sipping Tequila...

Posted: March 25th, 2014, 3:07 am
by AlexanderVlad
I would recommend Tapatio and Muchote, both are really nice tequilas and would fit almost any palate.

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Posted: April 2nd, 2014, 8:48 pm
by PeterEJ
I recommend Clase Azul also but Forteleza is outstanding IMO considering it's fairly easy to get around here.

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Posted: April 2nd, 2014, 10:54 pm
by Todd F r e n c h
Casa Dragones.

All others mentioned are JV in comparison.

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Posted: April 3rd, 2014, 2:23 pm
by John Liotta
Todd F r e n c h wrote:Casa Dragones.

All others mentioned are JV in comparison.

I thought you liked the DeLeon too!

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Posted: April 3rd, 2014, 2:27 pm
by Todd F r e n c h
John Liotta wrote:
Todd F r e n c h wrote:Casa Dragones.

All others mentioned are JV in comparison.

I thought you liked the DeLeon too!
I did, very much, but Casa Dragones is the shizzle.

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Posted: April 3rd, 2014, 2:42 pm
by M.Kaplan
I'd rather drink mezcal. Especially Del Maguey Tobala, followed by Del Maguey Chichicapa.

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Posted: April 3rd, 2014, 3:27 pm
by SteveBrown
Picked up some ArteNom 1414 Reposado last week which is pretty tasty - similar flavor profile to the Tequila Ocho Reposado.

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Posted: April 4th, 2014, 9:27 am
by Humberto Dorta
Todd F r e n c h wrote:Casa Dragones.

All others mentioned are JV in comparison.
Yeah...not so much...
Dragones is a joven meaning most of it is unaged. They do add some anejo (not a hell of a lot since its pretty clear in the glass and fairly neutral tasting) So if you're looking for a cleaner patron silver this might be for you (and its damned smooth if you just want to swallow some clear spirit) but for complexity with smoke, caramel, cigar box and all the notes one typically gets in brown sipping spirits, even a $50 cabo anejo is better than this imho. Unless you know of some anejo version i've never heard about...

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Posted: April 4th, 2014, 9:41 am
by Todd F r e n c h
Humberto Dorta wrote:
Todd F r e n c h wrote:Casa Dragones.

All others mentioned are JV in comparison.
Yeah...not so much...
Dragones is a joven meaning most of it is unaged. They do add some anejo (not a hell of a lot since its pretty clear in the glass and fairly neutral tasting) So if you're looking for a cleaner patron silver this might be for you (and its damned smooth if you just want to swallow some clear spirit) but for complexity with smoke, caramel, cigar box and all the notes one typically gets in brown sipping spirits, even a $50 cabo anejo is better than this imho. Unless you know of some anejo version i've never heard about...
Humberto - personally, I'm not a huge fan of anejo sipping tequilas, I prefer silver. What silvers do you feel are better than Casa Dragones? The comparison to Patron Silver is, imho, not at ALL accurate, in my experience.

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Posted: April 4th, 2014, 9:47 am
by M.Kaplan
If you like to sip silver tequila, try a quality mezcal. You will never go back.