Ralfy is in Tequila Month at the moment. I've not tried Tequila at all, ever, and really I know little about the drink. I got me a bottle of 1800 Reposado and here we go!
Madre de Dios! I mean, whoa.
This is so alien to my usual experience of scotch whisky and the occasional rum or bourbon...that I literally felt it was a surreal experience. My first thought was: this has got to be defective. Nothing smells like this on purpose!
I can smell the jalapeno peppers Ralfy mentions. Also a kind of eggy-avocado smell. But below that, some dried spices from an opium dream during a wild carnivale. It's so weird to me it's almost hallucinatory. I don't even know how to classify what I'm smelling, but it is like a spice from an alien culture I've never encountered. People say this smells like cilantro, but I've never encountered cilantro before. Sweaty, Mexican, deeply weird.
Much more sane. A nice chilli taste that is surprisingly prosaic after my weird trip off the nose.
Moderate, more of the same.
I have literally no knowledge of tequila. Can anyone tell me: is this smell typical of tequila? Is it the agave smell? Am I the only one the finds the odour immensely weird? And is 1800 Reposado a bad tequila?