El Destilador Tequila Blanco

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El Destilador Tequila Blanco

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Tequila El Destilador Blanco

Tequila El Destilador Blanco is triple distilled 100% Blue Agave produced and bottled by Corporativo Destileria Santa Lucia, S.A. de C.V. Ideal straight up, and mixes well in your favorite cocktail.

Established in 1946 by Señor Enrique Guillermo Newton Alexanderson, it has grown into one of the most respected Tequileras in the region. The producing distillery name "Tequilera Newton E Hijos" changed in 2011 to Corporativo Destileria Santa Lucia.

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2 reviews
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88(2)
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89(2)
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89(2)
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88
Aroma-Nose
 
88
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87
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87
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87
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88
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93
Another bottle that has been staring me in the face for far too long. It feels a bit like an old friend that I finally decided to give a call and check in. And El Destilador is an old friend with a lot of cousins...coming from NOM 1173, which produces 25+ brands including Justin Timberlake's 901 Tequila. I had the añejo a while back and thought it was a pretty darn good juice for the price. You all know how I love value tequilas...

Price: $20-30/bottle

Aroma: A very herbaceous aroma with green spices and agave filling up you nostrils. A tad harsh, but really full of unique smells.

Initial Taste: Vegetal agave with a nice amount of sweetness to round it out.

Body: A medium body...and one that's full of complexity. The agave sweetness is there, the vegetal notes remain and there's a spicy pepper note as well.

Finish: The herbal notes are very strong on the linger and it lasts for a good while. No sweetness on the linger...it's all herbs and pepper. Very unique.

While this tequila isn't necessarily in my preferred taste range, it does this profile well. A nice mix of herbs and agave kick with good balance and a light sweetness that keeps it from being too dry. When considering the presentation, price and quality, this is definitely a tequila to keep around for the sake of variety and uniqueness. I really like how this one was crafted overall.
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Overall rating
 
90
Aroma-Nose
 
88
Initial Taste
 
90
Body
 
90
Finish
 
90
Enjoyability
 
90
Price
 
95
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This is a nice Blanco. I did a taste comparison between this Cava De Oro, Dos Lunas and El Don (rated (94) Inital taste was a little grassy with no fumes, this turned into a nice lemon grass flavor with a little heat. Body was good light ans smooth and the finnish was light and clean with a nice lemongrass finish more citrus than sweet. The price and presentation was excellent with an overall rating of 91+
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