Jose Cuervo Especial Silver

Tequila Mixto Blanco — Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico

1.75 out of 5 stars
Rating: 8/23 I recall liking this better than most people (though still not particularly liking it). Let's see if that assessment holds. N: I get mint, cedar, confectioner's sugar, perhaps a bit of agave, and a dash of caramel coloring. P: The confectioner's sugar really hits me along with the big cedar flavor. There's some suggestion of agave, but this isn't really what I think of when I think of tequila. There's something a tad savory and there's also a hint of citrus (mostly orange), mint, and perhaps a dash of almond. There's also a lot of alcohol flavor and some harshness, but it doesn't taste like rubber, so it's probably just the distillate's lightness being shown off here more than the inclusion of excessive heads and tails. It's prickly and fairly light in the flavor department, but with a chalky sweetness. The prickliness does help to cover for the harshness, but it doesn't succeed entirely. F: The confectioner's sugar really takes over here, drowning out most of the other flavors. Suggestions of orange and some bitter flavor from the caramel flavoring and cedar remain along with a substantial alcohol presence. This is the low point of this drink. I have to say that this isn't as good as I remembered. I still think that most of the hate this gets is from people who associate it with bad experiences at parties, but it's an actively unenjoyable experience. It isn't actively painful though and I imagine that it would be fine drowned in margarita mix. It's below a 10, but not as bad as a 6 and probably not a 7 either. I'm going with an 8 because the harshness really does start getting to me.
10.0 USD per Bottle