⏰ 5 Blanco Tequila Reviews in 5 Minutes: Espolon, Alma, Siempre, Jose Cuervo & 7 Leguas

Lets review five blanco tequilas, espolon, alma, siempre, jose cuervo tradicional, and 7 leguas. All 100% de agave blue weber tequilas, all aged under 2 months.

Blanco is a great category of tequila, it truly showcases the craft of tequila making as there is no place to hide, no long aged oak times to curb the flavor or dull the burn. Blanco’s can be pretty aggressive on burn factor, let’s see what we got here!

The breakdown looks like this:

Tequila: Alma de Agave Blanco
Nose: Salty, Lime, Sweet Agave, Pineapple, Vanilla
Taste: Toffee, Citrus, Agave, Banana, Spicy White Pepper, Medium burn-factor mid-palate with linger vanilla pineapple
Overall: Love the light sweetness, fruitiness and continued burn factor through and through.
Score: 9

Tequila: Siempre Plata Tequila
Nose: Earthy/Mineral, Sweet Potato, Agave, Grassy/Leafy
Taste: Lightly herbal/grassy, coconut, smooth, cotton candy, sweetness, no aggressive finish / burn-factor, light caramel finish
Overall: Great character, the earthy flavor is unique but I almost love a bit more sweetness of citrus / agave over mineral. But, everyone’s going to be different.
Score: 8.5

Tequila: Espolon
Nose: Sweet caramel, toffee, cotton candy, inviting aromas
Taste: Super light, a bit watered down, about 20% of what you smell is in the taste, not a huge amount of character, but nice finish that doesn’t burn very much. Subtle a hint of anise in the back-end.
Overall: Boring, but I pushed it up 1/2 star for parties where you need a cost effective solution and I would hate for you to buy into JC Gold by mistake and hate yourself for it later.
Score: 5.5

Tequila: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Blanco
Nose: Mineral, Mild Agave, Black Pepper, but not too too exciting
Taste: Classic agave flavor, good citrus, salt and fruitiness balanced against the agave with a light burnt caramel finish that ends without too much explosive potency. Even a bit sweet, closer to that of alma..like maybe it was influenced by sitting near it for a bit.
Overall: For the price, you’re getting exactly what you’d expect from tequila and nothing more. Great for margarita’s when guests come over or even a long island iced tea (thanks to the price).
Score: 6

Tequila: Siete Leguas
Nose: Warm and toasty agave, salt, caramel, buttery orange zest, mild earthiness
Taste: Mild vanilla, caramel, cooked pineapple, pine sap, spicy cracked pepper, muted mint notes, low burn factor, medium body mouthfeel
Overall: This tequila brings all the elements together, mineral, citrus, herbs, spice, toasty agave, vanilla…it is the sum of all other contenders in teh market I’ve ever found.
Score: 10

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Comments

bigdaddybry says:

siete leguas in the common man margarita? too much? or a posh option every now and then?

George Teixeira says:

Kirkland Signature Tequila Reposado — NOM 1438, actually very nice, very carmel-y

maxx1mus1041 says:

Don Julio is good

Amy Merriweather says:

Thanks! Love ya!

Francisco Torres says:

How do you feel Don Julio silver compares to Siete Leguas? Trying to decide one to buy.

Saul hernandez says:

What do you think about the tequila Fortaleza? Have you done a video already?

Shrapnel82 says:

I have to ask about Agavales. Where I live (China), it’s one of the cheapest tequilas on the market, but it’s 100% de agave, while many of the more expensive brands offered are all mixtos. The cost is under 10$US (like closer to 8$), but it’s pretty good, and excellent for the price. I have never seen a 100% de agave for the price.

I don’t know if you can find it around the US, but it seems like a good inexpensive way to get into tequila.

Alex Lacroix says:

Haha, the water does literally run off a volcanic spring!

Alex Lacroix says:

Hey, we’ll take the 8.5 🙂

Richard's World Traveller says:

Tastes Earthy, small hint of cinnamon, a scent of Willy Nelson’s socks. A lingering note of a damp mop, and a touch of vanilla.
How did I do?

Some Guy says:

I really want to try Avion. But its expensive.

StrangeLibations says:

Another excellent video. If you get a chance, try the Espolon Reposado. It is a much better product than the blanco.

Matt Howe says:

you should try Olmeca Altos plata tequila, it’s good stuff for the price.

bigdaddybry says:

Nice. once again I was hoping to see something, but le sigh, it’s not there. I know you can’t include everything, but a $30 cabo wabo is a worthy option. love these quick review vids

Zach Trost says:

Need a Costco review panel

Raidon Hyobashi says:

Notification squad up!!!

XionTRAX says:

I would maybe say that the review was ofcause not bad but i dont like the scaling because there are some more expensive ones that are def a class aboth
the only Q is always is it worth 1to 1 the money ofcause not becaud eits less and less for more you spend but its normal but i wouldnt call a 30 euro or whatsoever emtequila 10 outa 10

paul savage says:

awesome seeing you review a product that came from someone I grew up with I was hoping this would happen one day

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