Kelly Cordes is climber, writer, and margarita specialist. For climbing, he’s established first ascents in Alaska, Pakistan, and Peru. At one point in his life he was nicknamed "Sketchy Kelly" for his risky and perhaps reckless style of climbing. For writing, he’s been published many times in Alpinist and is the author of The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre. For margaritas, well, listen to find out.
Isn’t part of the idea of life to have it open enough that we’re not living in a formulaic way? Is there anything greater than living life as art?
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Yellow color; medium bodied; reminiscent of lemon, honey, grass, and vanilla; soft, smooth texture; citrus is key on the palate; rich, long finish.