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El Amo Tequila Blanco
Blancos
Submitted by Piña     November 12, 2008    
El Amo Tequila is a budget brand out of NOM 1479 that makes some great budget options like Cavalino, Tizoc and others. They also make the world's "most expensive" tequila in a sparkly bottled version of Ley .925. This bottle was a shade under $20 which, for me, is always worth taking a gamble on for a 100% agave tequila. The reposado was a solid choice a long time ago, so let dive in and see if the blanco is just as good.

Price: $20-25/bottle

Aroma: Some vegetal agave, citrus fruit, raspberries and a lightly medicinal scent.

Initial Taste: The fruity agave is the most prominent. A bit more sweet than most blancos, but it makes it work.

Body: A medium to thin body. The agave is still strong and the fruit is present. There's a bit more bite from the pepper and alcohol as well.

Finish: Medium length finish that has a good amount of spice, but the alcohol is definitely stronger and the medicinal note is present a bit as well. A bit harsh at the end, but hardly undrinkable.

It seems like the overall profile is OK and that the barrel softens it a bit and takes the harshness out. This would still be a quality mixer for $20. It's not the best sipper in the world, but when it's competing in the price range of mixtos, it's a no brainer when compared to this. Depending on what is available to you, El Amo could be a decent buy.
Overall rating 
 
84
Aroma-Nose 
 
84
Initial Taste 
 
84
Body 
 
85
Finish 
 
82
Enjoyability 
 
84
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
88
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist December 29, 2013
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El Amo Tequila is a budget brand out of NOM 1479 that makes some great budget options like Cavalino, Tizoc and others. They also make the world's "most expensive" tequila in a sparkly bottled version of Ley .925. This bottle was a shade under $20 which, for me, is always worth taking a gamble on for a 100% agave tequila. The reposado was a solid choice a long time ago, so let dive in and see if the blanco is just as good.

Price: $20-25/bottle

Aroma: Some vegetal agave, citrus fruit, raspberries and a lightly medicinal scent.

Initial Taste: The fruity agave is the most prominent. A bit more sweet than most blancos, but it makes it work.

Body: A medium to thin body. The agave is still strong and the fruit is present. There's a bit more bite from the pepper and alcohol as well.

Finish: Medium length finish that has a good amount of spice, but the alcohol is definitely stronger and the medicinal note is present a bit as well. A bit harsh at the end, but hardly undrinkable.

It seems like the overall profile is OK and that the barrel softens it a bit and takes the harshness out. This would still be a quality mixer for $20. It's not the best sipper in the world, but when it's competing in the price range of mixtos, it's a no brainer when compared to this. Depending on what is available to you, El Amo could be a decent buy.

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