Archive - May, 2010

Bargain Battle 5: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Tradicional reposado (episode 39) tequila review

Have you ever seen a winning streak like this? “El Ultimo Agave” reposado continues its proud reign as the mighty ruler of the $20 and under reposado kingdom! This week’s challenger was Mexico’s #1-selling reposado: Cuervo’s “Tradicional”.
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Blind Tasting “7 Leguas” blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 38) tequila review

For this “Blind Tasting” episode, Th’ Lip decided to shake things up a bit, and he went all backwards on us!  For the first time he let the viewing community know exactly which brands were being blind-tasted (kinda like the old “To Tell The Truth” TV show) but he was still kept in the dark and forced to forge a path through the agave wilderness using only his keen palate and a trust in his inner Coa (look it up).
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Tequila Semental silver, reposado, anejo (episode 37) tequila review

Toro!!  Toro!!  Did you know that Lippy is a TAURUS?  Did you know that the BULL is his Astrological (Taurean) sign?  Did you know that there is a new TEQUILA named after the Semental breed of Mexican fighting bull?  Now you know, Friends!  Tequila Semental is produced at the same distillery (NOM 1522) as one of Th’ Lip’s favorite “bargain bottles”, El Ultimo Agave.  At almost twice the price, where does Semental fit into the heirarchy of new brands?  Will it be a sweet, soft, trip through the palate – or a fiery, fuerte, run on the tongue?
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Fortaleza_ blanco, reposado, anejo, & 5year Extra Anejo! (episode 36) tequila review

Some day when Th’ Lip is old and grey (well OLD, anyway..) he may look back on this Fortaleza show and think, “Yes, that was a highlight; I was lucky enough to sit down with a true modern-day GIANT in the tequila field, drink his masterwork, and ask a few illuminating questions”.
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