Tequila 30-30, 100% Agava, 40%

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.

Tequila 30-30 at DH17

Tequila 30-30 at DH17

Sniff:
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.

Sip:
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.

Swallow:
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

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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One Response to Tequila 30-30, 100% Agava, 40%

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