El Zarco Gold Tequila
Tequila Mixto Gold
El Zarco // Jalisco, Mexico
El Zarco is a brand known for its modern, handpainted bottle and affordable price. This tequila is made from "handpicked blue agave" and undergoes a double distillation. Its coloring source is likely not found in the natural world.
Tequila Mixto GoldDistilled from at least 51% blue Weber agave, the remaining 49% can be sugars (usually cane sugar). They are not aged, but use caramel-coloring to provide the gold color. Can be bottled outside of Mexico.
"This tastes of seawater that's been chemically processed - all salt, bitterness, strange spice and brine, with an odd rubbery undertaste. Basically it's the tears of the Mexican tequila industry, and it's pretty sad stuff."