Blancos Blue Iguana Tequila Silver

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Blue Iguana Tequila Silver

Blue Iguana Tequila Silver Tequila is double distilled, 100% Blue Agave from rich volcanic soil. It is produced from a perfect mixture of sweet highland agave and floral lowland agave.

At Destiladora del Valle de Tequila, they combine old fashioned traditions with modern efficiency to achieve the character and quality of Blue Iguana Tequila. Time-honored slow-baking brick ovens and autoclaves are used to cook the blue agave hearts and traditional mills to extract the juice. The fermentation is pure, using only naturally occurring yeast. The distilling takes place in classic "pot stills", rather than in the flavor neutralizing distillation columns favored by many of the larger producers.

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Overall rating 
 
87
Aroma-Nose 
 
89  (1)
Initial Taste 
 
86  (1)
Body 
 
85  (1)
Finish 
 
88  (1)
Enjoyability 
 
87  (1)
Price 
 
91  (1)
Presentation 
 
90  (1)
When you see a distillery number, you sometimes feel like you know what you're getting into. Blue Iguana comes from tequila producing giant NOM 1438 (Destiladora del Valle de Tequila, S.A. de C.V.) and while I've had plenty of juices from there, I can't necessarily say that they have a trademark flavor. I've liked some and disliked others. That fact allows me to come in without any real bias and focus just on the tequila.

Price: $30/bottle

Aroma: A really inviting nose with cooked/sweet agave, hints of vegetal notes (bell pepper) and spice.

Initial Taste: A fairly light entry. Light agave flavor and not much else…not nearly as complex as the nose.

Body: Fairly thin bodied. More flavor comes through on the mid-palate. The green flavors and the spice mix in with a still faint agave flavor.

Finish: A nice peppery linger on the finish that lasts a decent amount of time. The vegetal hints are there too. The agave flavor is strongest at this point and is the most memorable part of the drink.

This was a bit of an odd drink because it was bold at some points and muted in others. The packaging is nice and the price is requisite of what a tequila of this caliber should be. The plant flavors are the focus of this one, but I just wish there was a bit more on the front of the palate. All in all, it was a nice blanco sipper and worth the relatively low price.
Overall rating 
 
87
Aroma-Nose 
 
89
Initial Taste 
 
86
Body 
 
85
Finish 
 
88
Enjoyability 
 
87
Price 
 
91
Presentation 
 
90
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist March 16, 2014
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When you see a distillery number, you sometimes feel like you know what you're getting into. Blue Iguana comes from tequila producing giant NOM 1438 (Destiladora del Valle de Tequila, S.A. de C.V.) and while I've had plenty of juices from there, I can't necessarily say that they have a trademark flavor. I've liked some and disliked others. That fact allows me to come in without any real bias and focus just on the tequila.

Price: $30/bottle

Aroma: A really inviting nose with cooked/sweet agave, hints of vegetal notes (bell pepper) and spice.

Initial Taste: A fairly light entry. Light agave flavor and not much else…not nearly as complex as the nose.

Body: Fairly thin bodied. More flavor comes through on the mid-palate. The green flavors and the spice mix in with a still faint agave flavor.

Finish: A nice peppery linger on the finish that lasts a decent amount of time. The vegetal hints are there too. The agave flavor is strongest at this point and is the most memorable part of the drink.

This was a bit of an odd drink because it was bold at some points and muted in others. The packaging is nice and the price is requisite of what a tequila of this caliber should be. The plant flavors are the focus of this one, but I just wish there was a bit more on the front of the palate. All in all, it was a nice blanco sipper and worth the relatively low price.

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