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Dulce Vida Tequila Blanco

Dulce Vida Tequila Blanco is 100% Agave, 100 Proof, and bottled immediately after distillation.

Dulce Vida Tequila sources its organic Agave from the Pacific Coast Highland region near Tepic, Nayarit. The soil and geography are very different from the better-known lowland tequila areas, and this particular region - surrounded by both ocean and mountains - yields more flavorful and larger agave plants.

With the organic highland Agave as inspiration, Dulce Vida set out to produce the purest example of Tequila the way it was meant to be cultivated - uncut, no water added. The result is the decidedly smooth and authentic Dulce Vida tequila.

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Editor review

Dulce Vida Blanco * Tasted October 2010 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: clear - slow tears
Aroma: strong agave, light grass, and black pepper
Initial Taste: earthy, agave and grass
Spirit Body: heated agave, light grapefruit
Finish / Aftertaste: heated sweet agave finish, long hot minty aftertaste

Dulce Vida provides something new to the Tequila industry with their entire lineup of 100 proof, 100% Agave products. Hot and full of flavor, Dulce Vida Tequilas perfect straight up and in your favorite cocktail.
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Reviewed by Tequila.net November 28, 2010
Last updated: November 28, 2010
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Dulce Vida Blanco * Tasted October 2010 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: clear - slow tears
Aroma: strong agave, light grass, and black pepper
Initial Taste: earthy, agave and grass
Spirit Body: heated agave, light grapefruit
Finish / Aftertaste: heated sweet agave finish, long hot minty aftertaste

Dulce Vida provides something new to the Tequila industry with their entire lineup of 100 proof, 100% Agave products. Hot and full of flavor, Dulce Vida Tequilas perfect straight up and in your favorite cocktail.

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The sweet life! I wanted to try another organic tequila and found Dulce Vida. When I picked it up I noticed that it was 100 proof rather than 80 proof. It takes a little getting used to but it quickly becomes very enjoyable. I mainly made margaritas from this tequila but also drank some neat as usual. I paid $38.99 which I thought was quite fair considering it is both organic and a higher proof.

If you are looking for something with a kick, I recommend this tequila. It tastes great!
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Reviewed by NathanDetroit January 04, 2014
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Organic and 100 proof

The sweet life! I wanted to try another organic tequila and found Dulce Vida. When I picked it up I noticed that it was 100 proof rather than 80 proof. It takes a little getting used to but it quickly becomes very enjoyable. I mainly made margaritas from this tequila but also drank some neat as usual. I paid $38.99 which I thought was quite fair considering it is both organic and a higher proof.

If you are looking for something with a kick, I recommend this tequila. It tastes great!

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Higher proof tequilas are appearing more and more in the marketplace these days. Dulce Vida was one of the first out there from a group in Austin, Texas. The bottles are striking and the presentation is classy, yet hip. It definitely gets your attention.

Price: $40-45/bottle

Aroma: Cooked agave with herbal and vegetal notes...and a nose of alcohol

Initial Taste: Lowland agave taste with really heavy herbal notes.

Body: Medium thickness with nice oils. The heavy vegetal, earthy and herbal notes take over the agave too much and make it a bit medicinal with a strong alcohol flavor.

Finish: There’s a lot of flavors going on, but the overall profile has a real harshness that makes it difficult to enjoy neat. The agave tastes a bit raw and the herbs taste medicinal. Strong flavors, but just too many rough edges.

There's times where I feel like my reviews can be a bit unfair because obviously my preferred taste won't necessarily match those of everyone out there. There's plenty of people who seek out 125+ proof whiskeys, but that's not really my thing either.

If you are a person who loves high proof spirits and/or a really herbaceous blanco, then you will probably love Dulce Vida. For me personally, I think that this would make a really unique mixed drink and also that aged varieties of Dulce Vida will have a lot of complexity and character.

I wish that I could say one thing and just run with it, but I want to be fair to what I'm tasting and I encourage you to do the same. This tequila is probably not for newbies. And experienced tequila drinkers will probably enjoy the challenge and complexity of this blanco.
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Reviewed by Tequila Tourist July 09, 2013
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A bit too hot and herbal...

Higher proof tequilas are appearing more and more in the marketplace these days. Dulce Vida was one of the first out there from a group in Austin, Texas. The bottles are striking and the presentation is classy, yet hip. It definitely gets your attention.

Price: $40-45/bottle

Aroma: Cooked agave with herbal and vegetal notes...and a nose of alcohol

Initial Taste: Lowland agave taste with really heavy herbal notes.

Body: Medium thickness with nice oils. The heavy vegetal, earthy and herbal notes take over the agave too much and make it a bit medicinal with a strong alcohol flavor.

Finish: There’s a lot of flavors going on, but the overall profile has a real harshness that makes it difficult to enjoy neat. The agave tastes a bit raw and the herbs taste medicinal. Strong flavors, but just too many rough edges.

There's times where I feel like my reviews can be a bit unfair because obviously my preferred taste won't necessarily match those of everyone out there. There's plenty of people who seek out 125+ proof whiskeys, but that's not really my thing either.

If you are a person who loves high proof spirits and/or a really herbaceous blanco, then you will probably love Dulce Vida. For me personally, I think that this would make a really unique mixed drink and also that aged varieties of Dulce Vida will have a lot of complexity and character.

I wish that I could say one thing and just run with it, but I want to be fair to what I'm tasting and I encourage you to do the same. This tequila is probably not for newbies. And experienced tequila drinkers will probably enjoy the challenge and complexity of this blanco.

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