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What's your recommendation?
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All Silver's:

Sieta Leguas
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Fina Estampa

Smooth and easy yet high quality, and all under $40 retail.
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Sheesh, you send your girls off to school, and now you're hitting the hard stuff already?
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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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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...
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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!
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Terence T-Bone Livingston wrote:All Silver's:

Sieta Leguas
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Smooth and easy yet high quality, and all under $40 retail.
Thanks T-Bone! I'll pick up a couple of those.
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#8 Post by Chuck Miller »

El Jimador here in WA, priced like Cuervo Gold, but 100% agave, much smoother. Cuervo is much lower in agave.
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Tequila Ocho. You can thank me later.

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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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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!
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Don Julio 1942

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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.
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Herencia Mexicana Plata....better than Nonino Grappa!
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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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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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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.

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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.
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Rick, agreed.

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William Segui wrote:Tequila Ocho. You can thank me later.
It's officially later, so thank you! Just awesome stuff.

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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.

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They are both good -- but I prefer the reposado. It's the only non-mixing tequila I keep.

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#23 Post 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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Fortaleza Reposado - delicious!
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#25 Post 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.
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Clase Azul Reposado if you like smooth and sweet.
Jose Cuervo de la Familia if you like it bold and spicy.
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Has anyone had any of the Buffalo Trace barrel aged Tequila from Corazon?

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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.

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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?
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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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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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#32 Post 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.

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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.
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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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#35 Post 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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#36 Post by Bob Hunnicutt »

fyi, Feb 22nd is National Margarita Day. Enjoy.
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#37 Post 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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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.
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#39 Post 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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#40 Post 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.
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#41 Post by AlexanderVlad »

I would recommend Tapatio and Muchote, both are really nice tequilas and would fit almost any palate.

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I recommend Clase Azul also but Forteleza is outstanding IMO considering it's fairly easy to get around here.
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#43 Post by Todd F r e n c h »

Casa Dragones.

All others mentioned are JV in comparison.
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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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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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#47 Post 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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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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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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