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Tell me about Tequila

By jdclyde ·
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And other than that it makes your clothes fall off, I need to learn more.

I am thinking this is the one Mae has recommended to me:
http://www.tequilasource.com/cabowabo/pics/cabo-wabo-reposado_07_r4.jpg

Also doing some reading here:
http://cocktails.about.com/od/spirits/p/tequila_brands.htm

A few years back, TR was a big help in teaching me the way of Scotch. It is now time for me to learn the ways of Tequila.

My friends already cringe because I drink Jose neat.

What brands do you like, how do you like to drink it, and how much does it cost?

I WAS going to get a new bottle of Scotch for myself for Christmas, but I think a good bottle of Tequila is in order instead.

Does Tequila come with the legendary "worm" in it anymore? Has anyone ate the worm?

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What is the differnce

by jdclyde In reply to Patron Silver is my perso ...

between the silver and the gold?

I think I am going to have to make a road trip into Canada, just so I can hit the "duty free" shop! B-)

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I keep offering....

by JamesRL In reply to What is the differnce

Just wait till after the MIL leaves after XMas....long story....

Dan Ackroyd owns a company that brought Patron to Canada and is the distributor. He has been doing some promotion for it.

I've only had Cuervo Gold - neat. Tastes good on a cold day....

James

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I have been getting favorable results

by jdclyde In reply to I keep offering....

in generating interest for the jazz festival with the Things, so as long as I don't have another financially devastating year like last year....

Cuervo and Sousa(sp?) are the only two I have ever had. Anything lower than the Cuervo gold was horrible..... Can't even use in a Margarita.

Never been a "well" drinker.

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I think Sousa

by maecuff In reply to I have been getting favor ...

has to do with marching bands..

Sauza.

Specifically Sauza Hornitos Reposado. That's also very good. And cheaper than Cabo Wabo or Patron.

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A good friend gave me a bottle as a wedding gift

by jdclyde In reply to I think Sousa

still hand the duty labels on it from when he was down in Meh-i-kho visiting relatives.

Really was a shame the ex didn't want any, so I was forced to drink it without her.... B-)

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Those pesky canadians....

by Forum Surfer In reply to What is the differnce

make the best whiskey. Far and away Crown Royal is my favorite drink. And crown with ice is my favorite mixed drink, lol. Not the ultra expensive Extra Special Reservere, just the regular $20-$25 a bottle cheap stuff. My current significant other took my bags that the bottles came in to her mother's house. She's sewing them into a blanket, lol. Similar to this:

http://www.maggiefinchdesigns.com/Custom/CrownRoyal2A.jpg

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Love the bags

by jdclyde In reply to Those pesky canadians....

can't drink the whiskey.

Had a run-in with Kesslers a long time ago, and we are no longer friends. Unfortunately, it also ruined the party for all the others like Kesslers, black velvet, and the like.

The only whiskey I can drink anymore is Jack, preferably straight up.

I prefer scotch.

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I love Jack

by Forum Surfer In reply to Love the bags

Unfortunately in my older age the Crown is a little more colon friendly the following day. From time to time I do have to purchase a bottle of that charcoal flavored goodness. I have some cool JD swag I picked up when I vacationed in Tenn and visited the distillery. :)

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I'm a Canadian club fan myself...

by JamesRL In reply to Those pesky canadians....

...though I wouldn't turn down a bottle of Crown Royal.

Canadian Club and Canada Dry Ginger Ale was one of my first mixed drinks in high school.

As kids we used to use the bags for marbles.

James

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Tequila aging

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to What is the differnce

Blanco ("white") or plata ("silver") ? white spirit, un-aged and bottled or stored immediately after distillation, or aged less than two months in oak barrels.

Oro ("gold") ? un-aged "blanco" tequila, blended with rested or aged tequilas, and often with caramel coloring, sugar-based syrup, glycerin, and/or oak extract added so as to resemble aged tequila.

Reposado ("rested") ? aged a minimum of two months, but less than a year in oak barrels.

A?ejo ("aged" or "vintage") ? aged a minimum of one year, but less than 3 years in oak barrels.

Extra a?ejo ("extra aged" or "ultra aged") ? aged a minimum of three years in oak barrels.

In terms of Patron specifically, they add some different ingredients (much like wine) to make it more aromatic and 'smooth'. Also, their a?ejo gold is a combination of tequilas at various stages of aging, which gives it a somewhat unique taste.


They've also started (I think it is fairly recent, as I've only begun noticing the scores in the last few months) rating Tequilas on taste/body/aroma much like wines are graded. So, if all else fails, you can defer to the grade to help make a choice.

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