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The Shoe

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Next Sunday 7/24 is National Tequila Day in the US, & Wednesday 7/27 is National Scotch Day. You’re welcome to participate & enjoy in absentia..

We have a new Tequila bar just opened here. I haven’t made it there yet.

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Tequila? I haven’t had tequila since that night all those years ago. A Canadian friend visiting us in New Zealand. After a few beers he suggested…now I’m not sure which he suggested first, tequila shots or Jäegermeister shots. All I can say is both were consumed repeatedly.
Your posts have got me interested in revisiting tequila, however. Funny thing with tequila is that I never really enjoyed the taste, but I always enjoyed myself when drinking it. I would be interested to try some of the ones you’ve posted to see if I can now enjoy the flavours. I’m sure the ones I had back in the day were not top quality.
 

Gary in NC

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Tequila? I haven’t had tequila since that night all those years ago. ...

Oh my goodness. You just reminded me of my "tequila shots night" over three decades ago. I'll leave out the details, but suffice it to say that was the last time I ever drank tequila, other than a sip of my wife's occasional margarita in a restaurant.
 
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Chasing nirvana we”ve all gone past it a few times.

Your posts have got me interested in revisiting tequila, however. Funny thing with tequila is that I never really enjoyed the taste, but I always enjoyed myself when drinking it. I would be interested to try some of the ones you’ve posted to see if I can now enjoy the flavours.
You first need to identify the taste of good blue agave & decide whether you like it or not. Agave is dominant in most Blancos. You can even start to make a distinction between agave cooked in a stone clay oven vs stainless steel. Sort of like the difference between charcoal vs gas grills.

if you don’t like agave to dominate then try anejo & extra anejo, fino, etc. if you don’t like it at all then try a crystallino although I don’t know why anyone would drink those.
 
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I wasn’t talking about you, HJ. The fellas with the bad experiences. I believe your taste is spot on brother
Thought maybe you were thinking we needed something a little more herbal to reach nirvana.

certainly not all inclusive but I have highlighted those I have tried. There are certainly others deserving of my attention.

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Short Balding Guy

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Adult beverages this afternoon and early evening.

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I sipped a Surley Supreme when I got home and started to water the pine trees.

Two Brothers "Prairie Path Ale is a Belgian-style golden ale. Prairie Path Ale is a full flavored, slightly bitter, clean and refreshing ale. The Belgian malts along with the Saaz and Goldings hops give this beer great drinkability." I concur with the website!!!

The above beer was tasty was my companion for fixing some Pho Hai san ( rice noodle soup with seafood). Grilling (shrimp for the soup) outside meant being warm and I wore a Stetson Panama. Vietnamese Coffee(strong coffee and condensed milk) was my dinner beverage.

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Cheers, Eric -
 
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If you are ever in the area you might enjoy one of the KY Bourbon tours. The ones I’m familiar with originate in either the Louisville or Bardstown area. Lots of samples & swag to be had. I’d like to get to TN for a TN Whiskey tour including Jack Daniels distillery.

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Starting tomorrows National Tequila Day a little early, with a Rand Tom Horn. First on the docket was a couple cheap margs on HH special.

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Then a NBD with a double pour of Tears of Llorona Anejo in celebration since I don’t drink much Anejo.

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Then home to open a bottle of La Gritona Repo.

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