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#60897 Treasure Hunting

Posted by gabe on 29 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

Thanks for the info, Don Nom!


Having said that, I'm personally of the opinion that tequila is fine for a decent amount of time until there's less than ~1/4 bottle remaining. At that point, it's far more satisfying to invite a couple good friends over and finish it off in one sitting. No need to get too attached or sentimental.


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#59515 new and wondering about a patron xo cafe imported reserve?

Posted by bpacifica on 29 October 2012 - 06:34 PM

Oh no caramel is added lmao.... this reminds me of a HOT product back in the day with a checkered past - Porfidio. What's funny is that to this day people clamor up & willingly shell out big bucks for a product like original Porfidio... which god only knows what's in it & where the *beep* it's made....

It may have a "checkered past" but it is still definitely the International Product Of Mystery, as one of my favorite tequila aficionados once described (a true DPism). I still clamor like there is no tomorrow to procure one of the originals (specifically 856 Tod Hunter Imp.) when they become available at a fair price and I have to say that when you open one of the original, real deals, there still is nothing better IMO, YMMV, yada, yada, yada. I wouldn't go so far as to call Martin "GOD", but he definitely caught everyone's attention for a while there. I am sure that the end product had to be somewhat influenced by whomever was running the show at whatever distillery he landed at for that production. Gimme dat caramel all day long. Love it.
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#62344 Roca Patron

Posted by Tonga on 23 October 2014 - 11:15 PM

Yeah, I don't think you're missing anything Ian...you would do better with your selection out there in the Great White North. 


Buena suerte amigo...I'm glad you're keeping this forum going, I can't deal with Facebook and what everybody had for breakfast. I simply don't care on that level. 



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#61987 What are you drinking now?

Posted by La.Casa.de.Tequilas on 09 February 2014 - 08:20 PM

Doing a high 100+ octane line up today (Tapatio B110 Blanco, G4 Blanco, Ocho Blanco & Dulce Vida Blanco) :drink: to get me through the day with the in-laws from hell!!

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#61937 Oaxaca

Posted by PaulG on 18 January 2014 - 07:47 PM

So looking forward to are trip to Oaxaca! We leave next Wednesday for 8 days of mezcal food and fun.Pictures to follow

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#61924 Treasure Hunting

Posted by TequilaPicker on 15 January 2014 - 07:21 PM

I've been neglecting my treasure hunting duties lately so I decided to revisit a few stores near my home. My first stop was a store that I had been to only one time about a year ago. Score...a 2006 siete leguas anejo in the box! Not serious treasure but a fantastic drinker for sure. My next two stops yielded nothing so I decided to visit a store that I've been to at least ten times over the past two years. I never really found any treasure tequila in this store but they HAD lots of treasure cognac. Needless to say, I grabbed all of it long ago! On this visit I again scanned the tequila shelves and immediately noticed a bottle of GCA green label, score... Then I spotted the cluster of Chinaco F&J repos still sitting on the top shelf. However, this time I decided to check every bottle to be sure there wasn't a denton hiding in the back row. To my surprise there were two denton's hiding in the back row! One was an anejo (AA02470) from 1996 and another was a very early repo (RG00022) from 1995!!! A nice haul considering I had previously visited all four stores. Sometimes it pays to double-check... Salud

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#61897 Tap Ex finally hits the SFBay

Posted by Tonga on 21 December 2013 - 12:26 PM

I found out there's a problem with the Tap Ex...


I can't stop drinking it!



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#60684 Where is the selling happening?

Posted by carssausage on 13 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

Hello to all, in response to the ebay ban on alcohol and all of us searching for a place to do some trading I created a facebook page Tequila Trader, where you are all welcome to post your items for sale, auction or trade.

The way it's set up is basicaly you send me a friend request, I acept then you are able to add your item picture and description of it, then iterested partys can comunicate directly with you by posting or bidding on your item. Lets see how this works for now. Any input or advise would be greatly apreciated

Now lets get the tequila pouring!



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#60291 Treasure Hunting

Posted by PaulG on 31 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Found 6 Denton ETWLA two had really bad Evaporation so I only got 4.I might trade these

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#59775 Tequila Ocho Aejo Party Source Private Barrel

Posted by ChainWhip on 14 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

I ended up getting the 4RSmB LE 2012 & some other bourbon along with the Ocho & CN Joven to offset shipping costs.

Can't wait to open them up!
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#59595 Wish List for tequilas

Posted by panchovilla78 on 13 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

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#58338 A new forum for producers & agents

Posted by don Pablo on 17 May 2012 - 09:44 PM

This is really disappointing. Why are replies to announcements disabled? What's the fear? How can "debate" be bad?

This forum is great for learning about tequila. Once you get towards the end of the learning curve however, there are very few threads that are appealing (IMO). I like seeing what friends are drinking and finding, and there is the occasional topic of interest, but honestly not a lot of stimulating content. So when someone in the industry posts something new, whether perceived to be good or bad, there is usually some follow-up discussion. And when that industry person sticks around to answer questions, knowledge can be gained! :lightbulb:

By disabling replies, I think you are encouraging insiders to post and run (if they bother to post at all), rather than stick around for discourse. Healthy or otherwise (rarely), at least it's interesting and educational.

Just one crusty old guy's plea. I'll have a drink and get over it. Or eventually just succumb to getting tequila news on facebook, I guess. :headbutt:
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#58308 What are you drinking now?

Posted by don Pablo on 11 May 2012 - 12:24 AM

Ocho blanco (had to filter the blue sediment), then Ocho reposado (had to filter ridiculous amounts of floaties), then Ocho anejo 109 proof(had to question going to work tomorrow).
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#58152 Treasure Hunting

Posted by bpacifica on 14 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

Nice little "lost and made a wrong turn" find. Asked about the 'missing triplet', but to no avail. $100 ea. out the door. Not bad. Never have enough foil tops.

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#58062 Mexico-only brands

Posted by ballard on 21 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

...just figured it out...the so called 'Angel' bottle... You're right, pricey doesn't begin to describe it, but I know of two in SF that can be had if the price is right. I don't know if they are legally allowed to sell it here, but there it is.

I have one and I'm concerned with the ceramic bottle. I've had too many other ceramic bottles that didn't have a good seal and ended up tasting like crap. We should open that Angel bottle soon and drink it Tonga!
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#51943 Mezcal Felino Reposado

Posted by *45* on 08 December 2009 - 12:35 AM

As I am getting ready to taste Felino Mezcal for the first time, I get more curious about it. I expect it to be more like tequila than traditional mezcal due to 3 factors—the blue agave used, the use of modern autoclaves and the lack of agave fibers in the fermentation process. What I am really looking forward to is finding the flavor of the land that the agave comes from, also known as "terroir". I know with this tasting that my palate will be experiencing something new from the state of Zacatecas.

Using a Riedel I swirl the straw-colored nectar to reveal its slow thin legs and a texture that seems a bit thin as well. Holding the glass about 16 inches away from me I am able to notice a scent that is rather new and this makes the anticipation of tasting this mezcal even greater. Wow! The nose is wild…something new that seems slightly chemically—but not in a bad way…then it opens up into "green" herbal mist with almost no alcohol that is noticeable. The second smell reveals layers of earth—black pepper, spice and dust with herbs and citrus on top. The layers in the nose are really nice—I look forward to tasting an unaged version of Felino. While I know the oak has mellowed this mezcal, it has not overtaken it.

As I let the first taste sit on my lips it is very mellow like water then it starts to do a tingly "Happy Dance." A small bit dripped onto my tongue and shined like a beam of sunshine on this dark, rainy, cloudy day. With my first sip the taste delivered what my nose had noticed in spades—tons of dry earth with a long finish. This is in no way tequila and for sure the most "mellow" mezcal I have ever had. While I swirl the thinly textured mezcal around my mouth, the layer of citrus reveals itself as grapefruit—sweet but tart. On my third taste I discover a bit of banana. I thought I noticed the banana in the nose initially, but I was not sure if it was really there. This mezcal is a very interesting specimen as each tasting technique I use, reveals a new layer to its complexity. As of right now, I would say that this is a great mezcal for tequila drinkers to try that like an earthy profile, but have found traditional mezcals to be too much for their tastes.

One of my favorite aspects in tasting a product is the finish—I love a long finish that takes you on a journey and Felino does just that. The other quality I look for is a distinctive taste profile and I have yet to taste any other agave product like this mezcal. If you are looking for something mellow, earthy and new, Felino Mezcal is it.
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#62366 Anybody notice Fortaleza slipping?

Posted by *45* on 23 November 2014 - 03:56 AM

45, are you making a statement here or is it wishful thinking?
If it is a statement any idea when Fortaleza will be releasing the still-strength blanco and barrel-strength repo?
Will it be a single run type bottling?

So what, you want details?? 😜
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#62361 Anybody notice Fortaleza slipping?

Posted by *45* on 20 November 2014 - 02:14 AM

Tonga, your reason for starting this tread was more than valid, which is very unfortunate!

As for the XA, it's going to be released, just don't know when. I'm personally much more excited about releasing the still-strength blanco and barrel-strength repo. 😃👍🙌

And I do hope to finally make it up to Tommy's soon, and when I do, I will let you know when! 🍻
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#62349 Anybody notice Fortaleza slipping?

Posted by naranja on 25 October 2014 - 11:10 AM

This articles mentions smokey for the anejo and also says a "year and a half" for aging. I re-read here and see that "one and a half to two years" had been the latest word from Fortaleza before. Seems like they are continuing in the wrong direction, if the info on aging is correct. A big if considering the source :) No word on the XA.


From the first slide:

"[Guillermo] Sauza ages his reposado in wooden barrels for six months. His line of añejos spends a year and half in the barrel, an aging process that imparts a smokier, more complex flavor..."(http://latino.foxnew...ustry-operates/


Pacifica: Also noted the B 13 maybe not be horde worthy mentioned earlier in the thread.

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#62327 Roca Patron

Posted by ballard on 25 September 2014 - 11:03 AM

Yeah, I had read an article about it from K&L and thought it was worth a try. It had been a while since I'd had any regular Patron, but the Roca Patron still had that "signature" flavor I associate with Patron products. 


Not terrible by any means, but certainly not anything I'm going to buy again at that price. Would rather drink Fortaleza blanco any day . . .  or Tapatio . . . or Siete Leguas . . . 

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