Tequilla Tasting Notes
Tequila Avion Silver
A herbal, earthy nose. This brand came to fame as a story line on the HBO series Entourage. The flavor is smooth, with hints of spice, a touch of grass, a hit of citrus and fresh herbs. There is just a slight smoke note to the aftertaste.
Cazadores Reposado Tequila
A straw-yellow color with an inviting sweet nose. There is a mellow flavor base that is surrounded by the wood. Fairly round and full in the finish.
Distinguido Añejo Tequila
Light amber color. Nice inviting aroma that combines earthy notes with toffee. This tequila has been aged for three years, using some ex-bourbon barrels in the process. The flavor is focused on peppery spice with hints of pralines around the edge.
A rich copper color, this 80-proof tequila is aged for two years, offering mellow flavors. It has an oak base, a hint of vanilla and a long finish. Peppery at the end. A very nicely put-together drink.
El Jimador Tequila Reposado
Very light straw color, with a nose that hints of tropical fruit. Smooth flavor with agave notes and a finish that has some nice sweet character.
Don Julio 70 Tequila Reserva AÑejo Claro
Sample from bottle 130 of 200. Clear color and slight tropical nose. Refined flavor opens and grows as it goes. Spices at the end tell you this is not a silver.
Don Julio añejo Tequila
Golden color and traditional agave nose. Slightly bitter green grass notes in the base.
Don Julio 1942
Faint golden color with a sweet agave nose. Great depth that is dominated by fresh-cut hay and pepper. Some smoke elements emerge near the end.
Partida Añejo Tequila
A very aromatic tequila. Partida Añejo is a light golden color and pours with a bright nose. Plenty
of earthiness, grass and citrus.
Tequila Revolucion Añejo
Maple syrup golden color with a deep agave nose. Spice up front with hints of grass. Smooth finish.
Sauza Tres generaciones Añejo
This tequila is light gold with a hint of honey in the nose. A very flavorful finish with tones of pepper, nuts and agave throughout.
Rick Lyke is a drinks journalist from Charlotte, NC, and founder of Pints for Prostates.