Suerte Tequila: Reposado

(This bottle was sent to me by the nice people at Suerte for review!)

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Let me state up front that I’m not a big fan of Tequila. It’s just not my alcohol of choice. Mainly, I think due to the oily texture. But, then again, that’s just me, and my opinion.

With that said, I was a bit surprised by this one. It has the oily texture, yes. That’s a given when you’re talking about alcohol made from 100% Agave (as all REAL tequilas are). But the flavor and aroma far outweigh the texture on this one, which was very pleasant.

If I were a big margarita drinker, This would definitely be my Tequila of choice.

RATING:

(Surprisingly fresh tasting, and not as oily as others!)

UV Chocolate Cake

UV_Chocolate_CakeAs I’ve mentioned several times on the show, I’m a BIG fan of UV Vodka. And I can say that with a perfectly clear conscience. No sponsorships, no deals behind closed doors. They DO send the occasional bottle for review (and those will ALWAYS be duly noted in my reviews), but the reason I’m such a big fan is they make a damn good product.

Case in point: UV Chocolate Cake. It pours a very dark brown color, and the smell of chocolate simply oozes out when you open the bottle.

When you taste it, it’s definitely not a “chemical” chocolate. And by my personal classifications, it’s not a “sharp” or “hard” chocolate. It’s a “warm” chocolate. Like a fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate.

I really dislike the term “mouth feel,” but this is only the second alcohol I’ve ever tried that I can honestly say has a distictive “mouth feel.” You can almost literally feel the crumbs of cake in your mouth, to the point that you almost want to chew before swallowing. I’ve checked the bottle thoroughly (actually, this is my second bottle of it. It’s THAT good!), and I haven’t seen a single crumb anywhere in it. Chalk it up to superior filtering, I suppose. Either that, or Willie Wonka finally left the candy factory and began making alcohol.

With the first sip there’s the tiniest bit of alcohol burn. But that very quickly fades away into a beautiful mouth (and nose) filling chocolate flavor.

Subsequent sips enhance that flavor immensely. So consider this a warning, go sparingly with this one if you’re drinking it straight, or you’ll end up finishing the bottle before you realize it.

This is a very nice improvement over their other Cake flavor (haven’t reviewed it on the show yet, but when I do you’ll understand what I mean), and it’s definitely something that would work well in a mixed drink as a substitute for a dark creme de cocoa.

Rating:

(Beautiful warm chocolate flavor and aroma!)

UV Blue

(Now that the site is up and running, DJ Skunkie and I are going back and listening to the past episodes of the shows, so we can transcribe the reviews and segments. This is the first review I did.)

uv_blueFor more years than I care to admit, I was a die-hard Stolichnaya fan. My grandfather drank it, my father drank it, and I drank it. Family tradition, you could say. But, one evening while watching Derrick’s live stream, he mentioned a flavored vodka (until then, I prefered making my own) called UV Blue.

I don’t remember exactly what he said, but a thought hit me, and I figured I’d look into it next time I was at my liquor store. Which I did. It met my first criteria right off the bat: Affordability. The price of Stoli was climbing ever higher at the time (thanks to a container ship sinking a couple of months earlier), and this vodka was just $7.99 for a litre as opposed to the $24/litre for my beloved standard.

So I bought it (along with a bottle of “plain” UV), and brought it home where it sat on the shelf until I finished off my back stock.

Now we get to the actual “review” part. When you open the bottle of UV Blue, you get the barest hint of “blue raspberry.” Yes, the neon blue Spluree, Slush Puppie, Icee, whatever your local version is, fake raspberry smell. And this is one time that I can say I don’t mind a chemical smell in an alcoholic beverage. Because in this case, it fits. Blue Raspberry is SUPPOSED to smell and taste artificial, as anyone who grew up in the 80’s knows all too well.

The color comes out quite vividly, but not as “electric blue” as much as a “sky blue.”

And then there’s the taste. Yes, compared to other flavors of UV, there is a slight harsh alcohol burn, but I believe that’s just a side effect of the “artificial flavors” that are a deep-seated part of any blue raspberry flavored product. Again, anyone who grew up in the 80’s knows exactly what I mean.

If you go back and look at all my reviews, you’ll see that UV products always get comparatively high scores. And as I always say, that’s not due to any “deals” or collusion. UV makes a damn good product fairly consistently across the board. And UV Blue is a good example of this.

Rating:

(Not my favorite flavor, but it’s still damn good.)

Nothing to Say – Episode: 011

Tonight my friends, we are joined by a man who is keeping a time-honored tradition alive, and in a grand way!

Mr. Lobo, AKA Mister Lobo, is a TV host, writer, actor and producer, dedicated to unusual and low budget cinema. He has also appeared in many films and was cast as Criswell in the long awaited remake of Plan 9 from Outer Space. His motto is “They’re Not Bad Movies–Just Misunderstood.”

You can see the results of his efforts on his website, CinemaInsomnia.com, or on the Zom-Bee channel on your Roku.

Our Featured Music for tonight is Devo, and our Feaured Drink is the “Poor Man’s Root-Beer Float” which you’ll just have to tune in to find out how to make!

See you at 7pm Eastern Time!