Blancos 88 Eighty Eight Tequila Blanco

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2012 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best Lowland Blanco Tequila
2012 TEQUILA.net Awards - Best of the Best

Tequila 88 Eighty Eight Blanco

Tequila 88 Eighty Eight Blanco is 100% Blue Agave and bottled directly after distillation. This sophisticated brand of Tequila was created by the most talented people in the industry who take pride in knowing that they have captured the finest Tequila taste of Mexico's tradition in every drop.

Tequila 88 Eighty Eight is crafted using the most innovative fermentation and distillation techniques in the industry, a process so intricately detailed that it could do no less than to create the ultimate flavor-palette to arouse your taste buds. Tequila 88 is perfectly balanced with the elements of cooked Agave flavor and sweet aroma, a modern touch on a classic spirit.

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88 Eighty-Eight Blanco * Tasted May 2012 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: clear - slow tears
Aroma: clean herbal agave, black pepper, pear & leather
Initial Taste: Sweet agave, lemon tea
Spirit Body: floral agave
Finish / Aftertaste: medium heat sweet agave finish, short mint aftertaste

88 Eighty-Eight Blanco is a great citrus forward Tequila that exhibits a unique floral body.
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Reviewed by Tequila.net May 15, 2012
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88 Eighty-Eight Blanco * Tasted May 2012 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: clear - slow tears
Aroma: clean herbal agave, black pepper, pear & leather
Initial Taste: Sweet agave, lemon tea
Spirit Body: floral agave
Finish / Aftertaste: medium heat sweet agave finish, short mint aftertaste

88 Eighty-Eight Blanco is a great citrus forward Tequila that exhibits a unique floral body.

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It's always nice when the first drink of a tequila is so good that it has you itching to try the other expressions. Tequila 88 anejo was like that for me. Really great flavors, a long finish and a decent price. Those are all things that I appreciate in a brand. So it goes without saying that I was excited when I was able to get my hands on the blanco.

Aroma: Cooked agave, lemon zest and light pepper aromas. Nice balance.
Initial Taste: A pleasant and light agave sweetness, hints of citrus and light pepper.
Body: A medium oily body. The citrus notes come through a bit more with a spicy agave kick and a hint of earth.
Finish: A very long lasting peppery finish that hangs on for an eternity with a very light bit of that lemon zest. A really nice and long, yet smooth, finish.

This is a really solid blanco. You can get some of the fruit hints that are evident in the anejo, but you also get the big agave flavors that every good blanco should have. A very nice balance of everything that I like in an unaged tequila. You can really tell the thought and craftsmanship that has been put into this brand. If it's in your local store, I'd definitely recommend getting a bottle for a refreshing sipper or a superb cocktail.
Overall rating 
 
91
Aroma-Nose 
 
91
Initial Taste 
 
90
Body 
 
91
Finish 
 
91
Enjoyability 
 
91
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist May 15, 2013
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It's always nice when the first drink of a tequila is so good that it has you itching to try the other expressions. Tequila 88 anejo was like that for me. Really great flavors, a long finish and a decent price. Those are all things that I appreciate in a brand. So it goes without saying that I was excited when I was able to get my hands on the blanco.

Aroma: Cooked agave, lemon zest and light pepper aromas. Nice balance.
Initial Taste: A pleasant and light agave sweetness, hints of citrus and light pepper.
Body: A medium oily body. The citrus notes come through a bit more with a spicy agave kick and a hint of earth.
Finish: A very long lasting peppery finish that hangs on for an eternity with a very light bit of that lemon zest. A really nice and long, yet smooth, finish.

This is a really solid blanco. You can get some of the fruit hints that are evident in the anejo, but you also get the big agave flavors that every good blanco should have. A very nice balance of everything that I like in an unaged tequila. You can really tell the thought and craftsmanship that has been put into this brand. If it's in your local store, I'd definitely recommend getting a bottle for a refreshing sipper or a superb cocktail.

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