Lippy takes on newcomer “Don Pilar” anejo with some surprising results. We also get a Skype call-in From Marco Ramos who fills us in on happenings in Jalisco, MX, and what’s going on with the Fortaleza brand these days (always a favorite “wrap-up” tequila for th’ Lip!). Add an entire show soundtrack by WARREN ZEVON, and we think we can safely call this show a “winner”!
Lippy reviews all ages of the newcomer brand, 5150 in this concise, yet info-packed episode!
And stick around for the debut of “The Piggy & Doggy Show” about 35 minutes into the episode! You won’t believe what your eyes and ears are telling you!
Lippy takes the “New Kid” out for a walk around the block a few times. Tequila Alquimia is up for tasting/ranting and Th’ Lip is FINE FORM! –SPECIAL GUEST Mike Morales joins in the fun with his report from his stint as a judge at the “Spirits Of Mexico” competition where he tasted 114 tequilas! Now HOW do you get a JOB like that? Mike tells all!
Lippy gets DEEP into some sticky-sweet emotional territory in this “Tequila FIGHT”!
While the tequila reviews are interesting and scholarly as always(?) it’s the MUSICAL soundtrack to this episode that will twist your knickers! Turns out The BEATLES showed up in all of their remastered MONO glory — and they decide to hang out for the entire show. Add to this, the sweet nostalgia of Lippy’s cousin, Les, chatting in from their hometown in Penna., and you have a fully emotionally satisfying conclusion. Is that a tear of joy in his eye, or is it the TEQUILA talking?
Lippy puts his (ample) ass and reputation on the line in this special 5-way BLIND Tasting event! Can th’ Lip pick out not only the AGES of the 5 tequilas, but also their BRANDS?
Check out the HUGE pours his lovely “assistant” has provided and you know why the 2nd half of this show gets LOUD, LOOSE and LETHAL! Can he even stay atop that stool? Watch and be AMAZED at the prowess.
On this show I came down MIGHTILY heavy on Corralejo repo. I commented that it tasted “chemically — like strange chemical soapy dishwater”. And I HATED it more with each sip!
Well I recently attended a wedding and tried a current bottle of Corralejo repo and it was NOT anywhere near related to the junk I had on the show! It was a solid repo if somewhat BORING. I’ll be re-tasting Corralejo in the future — but for now, let me state that I must have gotten a “bad” bottle.
My sincere apologies, Corralejo.