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Tequila

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A few days into our trip, we took a tour which included a stop at a private tequila distillery. Not a fan of tequila, I wasn't too excited about this part but I was still interested in the process. When we arrived, we were shown the agave plants that become the base for the tequila and a very old stone oven that was originally used to extract the juice from the agave plant. That was the extent of the actual tour. LOL! Then came the tasting part where the man explained why the tequila we typically drink (or not) burns our throats. Surprisingly enough, the samples we were then given had none of this burn and actually tasted very good. Then we tasted some flavoured tequilas such as those above. These are bottles we purchased at this place and include the flavours almond (x2, its really good), coffee and cappuccino. They taste more like a very smooth liquor that would be a perfect addition to an after dinner coffee than tequila.

Incidentally, after witnessing the way the airports treated our luggage I was surprised to find these made the trip in one piece. I had them wrapped in cardboard, bubble wrap and then blankets... I'm glad I took the time to wrap them well. It would have been a soggy mess had one broke. Not to mention the explaining why my luggage stunk like tequila, almonds and coffee.. LOL!!

 

I am still sick not feeling up to going out much so this was a quick shot I took yesterday.

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Taken on January 25, 2012