I was out and about in Amsterdam to meet up friend from Oxford who was in town on business. The GLW (Good Lady Wife) fancied some tapas so we enquired about any restaraunts in the area that might foot the bill. Directions were recieved and we ended up at 'Los Pilones - Cantina Mexico' off one of the side streets. It's owned by a Spanish guy and the food, although not tapas, was damn fine! There were plenty of mexican beers on the menu....and...an entire wall of tequila!!!
So....the wife and I went shopping in London today and of course we pulled in at 'Navajo Joe's' for dinner. I got into a natter with the barman over tequila and he said I had to try this stuff! The bottle is a bit tacky but I put that aside and took the barman's word for it. To prove his point he poured me a third of a shot and told me to drink it. I did...loved it and he filled the glass again...told me to take and sip and then topped it up!
So....the wife and I were shopping in London today and of course we pulled in at Navajo Joe's in Covent Garden for dinner. As usual, when I'm in a bar with a decent stock of tequila, I was talking shop with the barman over what tequila I like, what I don't like and those out there that I really want to try. I was advised to give this particular tequila a go.....and I wasn't disappointed.
Tequila Penca Azul is the masterpiece of four generations of the Ruiz Family of Mexico. It is the result of 100 years of experience in the art of making fine tequila. Penca Azul is kept in 180 litre oak barrels that are filled, stored in rows and let to rest under close inspection by the Ruiz family.
Yup, we're going to review this. I'm sure you're not going to be shocked by what we thought about it...but someone had to do it. In Europe you come across this tequila everywhere. I think it's worth mentioning that it is tequila like this that is responsible for the bad name of tequila. People often comment that they have had a bad experience with tequila. If you're drinking stuff like this you didn't have a bad experience with tequila, you had an experience with bad tequila!