Last week there was a Twitter tasting consisting of 3 tequilas and one mezcal. I was compelled to join in since I like Elise, who hosted it. Also, I had never had tequila before, ever. Only in cocktails where the flavour is rather masked of course. What better way to find out about such a product than in a sort of guided tasting!
Apparently there are a couple of kinds of tequila with the different all being in their aging. Of course there are other rules like at least 51% blue agava. The aging doesn’t necessarily have to be in oak I believe, with this one having been in steel for a while just to take the edge off.
Today’s post, and the following three will review the booze tasted.
Mostly sweet sugar syrup with some green herbs like dill. It has a certain vegetable like quality to it which I really have to get used to. It’s not bad, but not something I would take a bite out of my whisky budget for.
The nose was not spirity at all, but the palate certainly is. Not in a bad way, mind you! Slightly fizzy but very smooth with a hint of white pepper, and aloe vera. That hint of aloe vera makes it a bit shampoo like though. All of a sudden the sweetness transforms into mountains of raisins.
The finish has a very cocktail-like quality to it, like there already is some lime and mint in there for a Mojito or maybe even more Long Island Ice Tea. It lasts rather long and the summery cocktail feel makes it rather Mexican, if that is a thing.
A very nice entry tequila where the quality of the product is obvious. It is, however, not something I find all that stellar. More educational than convincing I have to say.
Tequila Blanco, 30-30, 100% Agava, 40%. Available at DH17 for € 24.99