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#101 Post by Brian Tuite »

The most incredible Tequila I have ever tasted. Did I say incredible?
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#102 Post by CJ Beazley »

Somebody try this gas monkey cinnamon tequila and get back to me....
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CJ Beazley wrote:Somebody try this gas monkey cinnamon tequila and get back to me....
It automatically turns you into a Bud Light chugging douchebag.
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#104 Post by Todd F r e n c h »

Just discovered Maracame Anejo - if you can find it, get it. By far the smoothest tequila I've enjoyed, full of cinnamon and creme brûlée - this is absolutely fantastic stuff in every way. $55-60 is a steal for juice of this quality.
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#105 Post by JulianD »

I go to Mexico pretty regularly- anyone have recommendations for Blancos/Platas to get over there that don't have wide distribution in the US? (or are significantly cheaper)
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#106 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng »

Todd F r e n c h wrote: December 10th, 2018, 7:00 pm Just discovered Maracame Anejo - if you can find it, get it. By far the smoothest tequila I've enjoyed, full of cinnamon and creme brûlée - this is absolutely fantastic stuff in every way. $55-60 is a steal for juice of this quality.
Found a bottle, I’ll give it a shot!

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#107 Post by Barry L i p t o n »

I prefer Don Julio’s regular anejo to the 1942. Too much wood on the latter.

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#108 Post by NickRut »

Best tequilas out there IMO:

Fortaleza
G4
Arte Nom
Tequila Ocho

All will blow you away. If you want the easiest pure sipper, go with the anejo. The reposados are all amazing as well.
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#109 Post by Paul Miller »

NickRut wrote: December 28th, 2018, 6:11 pm Best tequilas out there IMO:

Fortaleza
G4
Arte Nom
Tequila Ocho

All will blow you away. If you want the easiest pure sipper, go with the anejo. The reposados are all amazing as well.
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#110 Post by Joe Mendez »

Tears of La Llorona <--- Outstanding
Don Pilar Extra Anejo <---- This one is outstanding as well, but I find Tears of la Llorona more complex
Fortaleza Anejo
Clase Azul Anejo
Don Julio Real

All these are excellent in my opinion.

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#111 Post by JulianD »

NickRut wrote: December 28th, 2018, 6:11 pm Best tequilas out there IMO:

Fortaleza
G4
Arte Nom
Tequila Ocho

All will blow you away. If you want the easiest pure sipper, go with the anejo. The reposados are all amazing as well.
So, the same guy apparently makes
G4
Pasote
Terralta
ArteNom

all in the same facility, with the only difference being importer/'ownership' and
differences in rainwater/springwater (G4 is 50/50, Pasote is 40/60, ArteNom 50/50, terralta is 0/100)
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#112 Post by D Lewis »

Thanks for the Tequila Ocho Repesado recommendation. I could only find it for around $63. My recommendations are now:

1. Don Julio 1942 $125
2. Corzo Anejo $56
3. Tequila Ocho Repesado $63
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#113 Post by Brandon R »

Just did a search for Tears of Llorona on wine-searcher. Cheezus Rice! That stuff is $250+ per bottle! I personally would have a really tough time forking over that much for tequila.
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#114 Post by JulianD »

D Lewis wrote: January 9th, 2019, 1:15 pm Thanks for the Tequila Ocho Repesado recommendation. I could only find it for around $63. My recommendations are now:

1. Don Julio 1942 $125
2. Corzo Anejo $56
3. Tequila Ocho Repesado $63
Youre in SoCal? HiTime has it for $44.
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#115 Post by D Lewis »

JulianD wrote: January 10th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Youre in SoCal? HiTime has it for $44.
Thanks for letting me know. I'm pretty close to Costa Mesa, I will definitely check it out.
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#116 Post by Michael Martin »

Kirkland Anejo $19.99. I know, I know, but its actually really good.
https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/ki ... nejo-3838/

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#117 Post by Casey Hartlip »

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#118 Post by EileenC »

M.Kaplan wrote: April 4th, 2014, 9:47 am If you like to sip silver tequila, try a quality mezcal. You will never go back.
Sombra Mezcal. Like drinking smoke.

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#119 Post by EileenC »

Michael Martin wrote: January 14th, 2019, 10:07 am Kirkland Anejo $19.99. I know, I know, but its actually really good.
https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/ki ... nejo-3838/
Completely agree. Sipable. Try pairing it with smoked fish. Amazing (and a great food pairing with any quality tequila or mezcal).

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#120 Post by Andre B »

Depends on your budget. Do you like blanco or do you like more oak?
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#121 Post by Andre B »

I’m not partial to Mezcal. Too earthy.
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#122 Post by Andre B »

Fortaleza Anejo Lote 42
Tapiato XA
Rey Sol (if you can afford it)

On a budget? Try Azunia Reposado..available for about $28 at your local Safeway.

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#123 Post by Vuk K »

Don Julio 1942
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#124 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng »

Fortaleza anejo was great, blanco was meh

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#125 Post by JulianD »

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: April 8th, 2019, 9:17 pm Fortaleza anejo was great, blanco was meh

Lot 42/43 are supposed to have extra anejo blended in (and judging by the color, they do; definitely darker than the other lots)
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#126 Post by JulianD »

For those of you in SoCal, HiTime has a sale on Patron Barrel Select: $29 for Reposado, $31 for Anejo. I know not everyone is a fan of Patron, but still, pretty good deal for a well made & clean product.
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#127 Post by Tran Bronstein »

Cava de Oro Extra Anejo. Full-bodied tequila that drinks like a Cognac but tastes like Tequila.
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#129 Post by JunoS »

I like casa noble and Clase ultra azul
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#130 Post by G. Greenbaum »

ArteNOM Seleccion de 1414 Tequila Reposado is a current favorite. I'm not a fan of extra anejo heavy wooded tequilas. My other sipper is the Casa Dragones Blanco. For amazing value, I get the Corzo Blanco for $26 in the LA, CA area.
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#131 Post by RyanC »

Quick note on tequila.

So there was a time when I really loved tequila. Then for the past 5 years or so I jettisoned tequila for Mezcal. I think Mezcal is dollar-for-dollar the most interesting, most complex spirit out there. I usually have a few high-end sipping Mezcals in the house. Currently I'm really digging Vago's Tobala and Rey Campero's Tepextate.

Given that I'm stuck in my house forever now, I re-stocked my bar and decided to pick up a tequila for the first time in ages: Fortaleza Reposado. Reposado was always the sweet-spot for me, and I've heard raves about Fortaleza. The Fortaleza is indeed quite nice--moderately complex and smoothly textured with citrus undertones--but for my palate it's laughably inferior to good Mezcal, which is just a vastly more interesting drink. And since I mostly drink cask-strength Scotch and Mezcal these days, I find myself less interested in 80-proof spirits. So while I won't kick the Fortaleza out of bed, I'll stick to sipping Mezcal.

That said, I'm more than open to someone changing my mind with other recommendations of stuff I should try.
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#132 Post by JulianD »

RyanC wrote: March 16th, 2020, 8:11 pm Quick note on tequila.

So there was a time when I really loved tequila. Then for the past 5 years or so I jettisoned tequila for Mezcal. I think Mezcal is dollar-for-dollar the most interesting, most complex spirit out there. I usually have a few high-end sipping Mezcals in the house. Currently I'm really digging Vago's Tobala and Rey Campero's Tepextate.

Given that I'm stuck in my house forever now, I re-stocked my bar and decided to pick up a tequila for the first time in ages: Fortaleza Reposado. Reposado was always the sweet-spot for me, and I've heard raves about Fortaleza. The Fortaleza is indeed quite nice--moderately complex and smoothly textured with citrus undertones--but for my palate it's laughably inferior to good Mezcal, which is just a vastly more interesting drink. And since I mostly drink cask-strength Scotch and Mezcal these days, I find myself less interested in 80-proof spirits. So while I won't kick the Fortaleza out of bed, I'll stick to sipping Mezcal.

That said, I'm more than open to someone changing my mind with other recommendations of stuff I should try.
If you haven't explored the 5 Sentidos range, you're missing out.

Also, have you tried the different Vago bottlings? They have 3 different tobalas (different producers, red label, dark blue label and light blue). The red version is from Tio Rey, who uses all clay (rather than copper refrescadors), would be called Tobala en barro.
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#133 Post by Otto Dobre »

Todd F r e n c h wrote: December 10th, 2018, 7:00 pm Just discovered Maracame Anejo - if you can find it, get it. By far the smoothest tequila I've enjoyed, full of cinnamon and creme brûlée - this is absolutely fantastic stuff in every way. $55-60 is a steal for juice of this quality.
Thanks for the tip, Todd. Picked up a couple for $120 all inclusive. [cheers.gif]

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JunoS wrote: July 11th, 2019, 8:10 pm I like casa noble and Clase ultra azul
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#135 Post by Joe Chanley »

RyanC wrote: March 16th, 2020, 8:11 pm Quick note on tequila.

So there was a time when I really loved tequila. Then for the past 5 years or so I jettisoned tequila for Mezcal. I think Mezcal is dollar-for-dollar the most interesting, most complex spirit out there. I usually have a few high-end sipping Mezcals in the house. Currently I'm really digging Vago's Tobala and Rey Campero's Tepextate.

Given that I'm stuck in my house forever now, I re-stocked my bar and decided to pick up a tequila for the first time in ages: Fortaleza Reposado. Reposado was always the sweet-spot for me, and I've heard raves about Fortaleza. The Fortaleza is indeed quite nice--moderately complex and smoothly textured with citrus undertones--but for my palate it's laughably inferior to good Mezcal, which is just a vastly more interesting drink. And since I mostly drink cask-strength Scotch and Mezcal these days, I find myself less interested in 80-proof spirits. So while I won't kick the Fortaleza out of bed, I'll stick to sipping Mezcal.

That said, I'm more than open to someone changing my mind with other recommendations of stuff I should try.
Which are your favorites mezcals?

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#136 Post by Kris Patten »

RyanC wrote: March 16th, 2020, 8:11 pm Quick note on tequila.

So there was a time when I really loved tequila. Then for the past 5 years or so I jettisoned tequila for Mezcal. I think Mezcal is dollar-for-dollar the most interesting, most complex spirit out there. I usually have a few high-end sipping Mezcals in the house. Currently I'm really digging Vago's Tobala and Rey Campero's Tepextate.

Given that I'm stuck in my house forever now, I re-stocked my bar and decided to pick up a tequila for the first time in ages: Fortaleza Reposado. Reposado was always the sweet-spot for me, and I've heard raves about Fortaleza. The Fortaleza is indeed quite nice--moderately complex and smoothly textured with citrus undertones--but for my palate it's laughably inferior to good Mezcal, which is just a vastly more interesting drink. And since I mostly drink cask-strength Scotch and Mezcal these days, I find myself less interested in 80-proof spirits. So while I won't kick the Fortaleza out of bed, I'll stick to sipping Mezcal.

That said, I'm more than open to someone changing my mind with other recommendations of stuff I should try.
Fortaleza Cask Strength is a really nice spirit.
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#137 Post by Mike Maguire »

Tequila Ocho Anejo is pretty special

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