Monday, July 7, 2014

Machete Kills (2013) Part I

Today’s Installment of SiscoVanilla at the Movies focuses on the sequel to Robert Rodriguez's grindhouse film Machete (2010): Machete Kills (2013).

After the events of the failed drug/weapons bust that led to the death of Machete's (Danny Trejo) lady Agent Sartana (Jessica Alba), Machete was at the mercy of Sheriff Doakes (William Sadler) and his noose. A quick phone call and a helicopter ride and The President of the United States (Carlos Estevez aka Charlie Sheen) has rescued Machete from the hangman’s noose. Why? He desperately needs Machete's assistance.

The plan is for Machete to travel to Mexico in order to take down Mexican revolutionary Mendez (Demian Bechir). To seal the deal, both drink some Gran Patrón Platinum Tequila.

Gran Patrón Platinum Tequila is the third highest of the Patron tequila brands after Gran Patrón Burdeos and Gran Patrón Piedra. The Patrón listing for Gran Patrón Platinum describes it as such:
Like all Patrón tequilas, Gran Patrón Platinum is produced from the highest-quality Weber blue agave plants grown in the Highlands of Jalisco. The agaves for this distinct tequila are hand selected for their high sugar content. The tequila is triple distilled and then rested in oak tanks for a short time, making it extraordinarily smooth and full-bodied. It has notes of citrus and a light oak finish. Every etched label bottle is a handcrafted crystal (lead free) piece of art that is hand polished and numbered. The bottle is packaged in an elegant black presentation case.

COLOR: Crystal clear, bright.
AROMA: Light fresh agave, citrus and fruit. Very faint oak wood.
TASTE: Extremely smooth, sweet. Light notes of citrus and fruit.
FINISH: Long-lasting with black pepper.
It is a 40% (80 proof) Alc. Vol. tequila blanco.

The Tequila Tourist reviewed the Gran Patrón Platinum tequila on May 23, 2012. You can access their review here: Review #114 Gran Patrón Platinum Tequila

For my next post I stay in the world of Machete Kills strapped with a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafitte. Is that particular wine worth the hype?

Until Then Happy Drinking,