This is a mixing tequila...period. The flavors are too harsh to be sipped. The flavors work well in a margarita or with something with citrus and the price is right to be able to afford a mixed drink with a 100% agave tequila.
The price point is decent and the bottle is nice, but some good research will lead you to better tasting tequilas to drink straight with a similar price.
I don't love reposados, but for the price especially, this is decent. It has the subtle wood flavoring combined with agave that I find slightly off-putting in rep's, but compared to other rep's it is nice. The agave is definitely present and not totally overpowered by the wood, but there certainly is a smokey, peppery flavor to it. If you like rep's this is definitely worth trying for the price (at least around me it's about half the cost of more well known brands).
1800 Tequila Reserva Reposado, NOM 1122. This clear golden spirit was enjoyed in a double shot glass. It had a medium scent of alcohol at first which developed into roasted agave & oak after airing for a short period of time. The initial taste was peppery, smoky, & spicy with sweet fruit, a hint of vanilla, & medium alcohol. The pepper & spice lingered with some bitterness in this medium bodied tequila & finished in medium fashion where the slightly bitter taste dissipated. 1800 Reposado was fairly smooth, consistent with it's $24.95 price tag, not at all bad for what you received in return. I feel the current 1800 label is certainly a better product now compared to when it had a closer association with Jose Cuervo. Just short of a solid B.
I tried this in a shot glass because the bar only had this as the better options and the price was very good. I usually prefer Repasados to Blancos and Joven it has a nice amount of rested quality and for the price it is a pleasing one. I am a girl who likes my Tequila straight no mixers no chasers if you can’t drink it that way it is not worth having in my opinion. Definitely worth a try and if you have to mix it is a much higher quality for a great price.
Tasted 07/05/08 out of Double Old fashioned glass. I tried it first as a sipper. The second time around I put a splash of orange juice in it. As a sipper, I've tasted better repos, but it still had the same body taste as the blanco 1800, interesting. For me, not great, but not bad. Aroma: Wood, earth, and faint agave Initial Taste: An oily mouth feel, on the tip of tongue there is slight bitterness Body: slight wood taste (I always prefer less), and a mellow agave body. Finish: hints of cinnamon and spices, with a slight alcohol burn.