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Tequila Afficianado's - Opinion needed

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by DesertEagle, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. DesertEagle

    DesertEagle OH HELL MY HEAD CLM

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    What do you think of this stuff?

    Tequila Romance

    Worth the price, or better to buy two cheaper bottles seperately? I have heard the quality of the Tequila justifies the price, but I'd hate to drop that much money just to find out. Anyone Tequila critics here who have partaken of the goods and can judge the quality accordingly?

    The 3 inner chambers are filled with 100% Blue Agave Select Barrel Reserve Anejo, each chamber representing a year of its aging to maturity. The outer chamber is filled with 100% Blue Agave Reposado aged to perfection for 9 months in oak barrels. So having sampled either of these (or best case, both) outside of the "romance" bottle would also qualify as knowing what they are like.

    Eagerly awaiting the wealth of knowledge GT Tequila Connesuirs that I just KNOW are out there...

    D.E.
     
  2. TenMil

    TenMil Cottonwood Tree

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    Instead of spending all that money on tequila, just punch yourself in the gut 50 times and drink a bottle of ipecac.

    The end result's the same and it's a helluva lot cheaper :)
     

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    ROFLMAO

     
  4. GTIMANiac

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    I really enjoy a glass of Patron Silver or Don Julio Silver. Straight up no chaser. Good sippin' Tekilla.

    Here in Arizona Sam's Club carries both!
     
  5. gudel

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    that's an expensive tequila!
    I bought one of these, it's not too bad. Also, it has higher rating than the one you listed. I guess it's taste rating.

    Are there any Bevmo in GA? I have the bevmo club, and I've been to the store in Thousand Oaks. heh.. just looked up my order history, I spent $483.8 on booze, I should go join the AA now ;P ;f

    I would buy separate ones.
     
  6. jason10mm

    jason10mm NRA-GOA-TSRA

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    I agree, I think a lot of that price is for the fancy, sure to be expensive bottle. But once you drink it, you could refill the chambers with colored water to make for a nice piece of art!
     
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    For the same price, you could get a bottle of Patron Reposado and a bottle of Patron Añejo. Great stuff. That bottle looks gimmicky.

    Believe it or not Sammy's "Cabo Wabo" reposado is really good. I'm not too keen on their Añejo, though. A bit too "woody" tasting.

    Another good reposado, especially for the price, is Sauza Hornitos. Around 15 bucks a bottle less than patron for a 750 ml.

    For those who don't know, there are three types of tequila:

    Silver or blanco - Not aged, tend sto have sharper, bolder flavor

    Reposado (rested) - aged up to a year in wooden barrels. Tends to be a bit mellower, picks up a bit of golden color from the wood.

    Añejo (aged) - Aged over a year in wooden barrels. Picks up more color and flavor from the wood.

    There is also a "gold" tequila, but its an abomination and doesn't count!;)
     
  8. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

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  9. DesertEagle

    DesertEagle OH HELL MY HEAD CLM

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    Okay, that's not very constructive. Amusing, yes, but not constructive. I personally don't drink that much, but there's a lady I work with who basically invited herself for dinner, drinks, and a movie. She likes tequila. I'm more of a rum person myself. But that's beside the point. The point is that I'd like to have something that she, as someone who enjoys tequila, will appreciate.

    From the people who are making the effort to actually give constructive advice (which I appreciate) it sounds like my best bet is to save some money and buy some more moderately priced $40 - $50 bottles of Blanco/Repasado/Anejo.

    Maybe see what good quality stuff Cuervo has, stay on a smaller budget (better for my checkbook anyway. Ol' Jose has a $40 bottle of 1800 Anejo ;f Figure it'll be good enough?

    D.E.
     
  10. scowan007

    scowan007 memberrific!!!

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    1800 ain't bad, but around here, patron is only 5 bucks more than that. I'd get the Patron Añejo or reposado, or the Cabo Wabo Reposado.
     
  11. GTIMANiac

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    Agreed. And the bottle is kind of cool in it's own way. http://www.hotelpatron.com
     
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    Cuervo Gold isn't too bad, but I like the cheaper "El Toro" brand. When that little red sombrero bottle cap fits your head, it means you've had enough!;g ;f ;z ;g

    Nope, no more tequila for this kid....long story..;Q
     
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    I second that choice. Great value. I never developed a taste for 1800. Considering that its price is around Sauza Hornitos Reposado, to me it's a no brainer. However, for special occassions you might consider Patron as well.
     
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    I really like "Milagro Select Barrel Reserve-Reposado"

    I'm not certain it's available in the US however.

    Many Milagro bottles are works of art.
     
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    patron or herradura are my favorites...

    i dont drink all that much tequilla though, mostly scotch, bourbon or vodka martinis (greygoose or serrat only)
     
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    What bottle?


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  18. GTIMANiac

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    The pictures do not do them justice, while they do not look like the hooka looking bottle mentioned before. They are pretty cool to keep around, http://www.hotelpatron.com/patron2.html#bottles
     
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    my freezer always has atleast 2 bottles of Patron silver and respado in it..tastes best when its ice cold
     
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    Hello;

    My two favorites are Patron, and Casador- Bottle has a Deer on it.

    Don't drink too much, but these are nice drinks. Hardeyes