I always thought I was a blanco tequila lover because I have been a Patron Silver fan forever and ever. But we went to this super new spot in Redmond tonight for cocktails called "Matador" and our great bartender recommended we try Don Camilo Reposado ... my oh my, it's a beyooootiful sipping tequila. Next time I'm trying an anejo! The gorgeous bar, with it's inlaid wood, was nearly as yummy as the drinks.
It's kind of like scotch ... hated it! Until a friend opened a bottle of 21-year-old GlenLivit. Talk about a quick convert. =P It's hard to describe the warmth that starts at the back of your throat and just kind of works it way down into your stomach until you're just kind of amazed at the taste that's left lingering on your tongue. Or a casket strength MacCallen which feels like sipping fire until you feel like glowing embers are rolling through your veins. oy I'm getting thirsty just typing this.
I'm not a huge gin drinker, but Bombay would have to be my choice if I were to make one.
I'm pretty ignorant about brandies. Other than having some in a coffee nudge once in awhile, I can't say I have ever had any.
And though I LOVE love the smell of whiskey and bourbons, I haven't quite developed a taste for them. Basil Hayden smells the best of what I know so far. Now if I could just learn to sip one ...