What a wild evening this turned out to be, friends! Th’ Lip had to BLIND IDENTIFY five different fan-supplied minis. He felt quite confident throughout the event, but in the end the results were less than stellar, unfortunately.
It’s deceptively difficult to identify a brand if it’s not one of your daily sippers, and even if it IS (as witnessed here with “Buscadores”) it’s STILL a near-impossible task. Good thing Lippy is always up for a tasting-challenge. Never daunted by the odds, he is a Master at PLOWING THROUGH a stacked deck. This episode’s results show that fortitude in SPADES.
< (+) means a correct identification by Lippy>
1. Blanco (+)
2. Anejo (+)
3. Reposado (+)
4. Extra Anejo (+)
5. Extra Anejo (+)
1. Siembra Azul (-) Lip guessed “Pueblo Viejo” old syle.
2. Buscadores (-) Lip guessed “Centinela”.
3. Buscadores (-) Lip guessed “Centinela”.
4. Asombroso 11 yr (-) Lip guessed “1942” or “HSS”
5. German Gonzalez’s ‘11 Anos Reserva Especial’ (-) Lip guessed “Tapatio Excellencia”
Que lastima, Lippy! You only correctly guessed the AGES (though that IS harder than it seems) of the blinds, not a single brand! Will th’ Lip make a sharp COMEBACK in future blind tastings? HE says so—but then again, he’s always over-confident of his prowess. Especially after he’s been DRINKING! Stay tuned to future episodes!
Musical Guest: Vintage BLUES!
“The Red Rooster” – Howlin’ Wolf
“Cakewalk Into Town” – Taj Mahal