Tequila Blanco 2017

Best Premium Blanco Tequila - 2017

The Fifty Best Blanco Tequila Tasting 2017


The Tasting:
The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of ten 100% blue agave blanco tequilas with twelve members of The Fifty Best's spirits judging panel. Strict tasting rules were applied. The order of service was established beforehand by lottery. Each of the tequilas were poured into fresh glasses from new sealed bottles, and served at slightly above room temperature. Only ice water, neutral unflavored crackers and chips were available to cleanse the palate.

The judges wrote down their impressions of each product on score sheets. The scoring was done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the best. Double-Gold, Gold and Silver medals are awarded based on a set range of final point scores received from the judges. There were no bronze medals awarded for this tasting.

The tasting notes that follow are summaries of the judges’ opinions, with all replicated commentary eliminated. The municipalities of origin are identified for each brand.



Rock N Roll Platinum Silver
(Los Altos, Jalisco)

Aroma: Praline, berries, citrus, clean agave, floral, botanical, fresh-cut grass, herbal, vegetal, mint, spice, roasted, volcanic soil, wood, clean, bright.

Palate: Praline, vanilla, honey, apple, sweet agave, sweet plain potato, vegetal, herbs, mint, fennel, cinnamon, pepper, earthy, mineral, wet stones, complex, rich, silky.

Finish: Honey, cocoa dust, vanilla, sweet agave, papaya, herbs, tarragon, pepper, earthy, woody, rich, smooth, happy mouth of flavors.

Double Gold Medal
   Double Gold medal

   Rock N Roll Platinum Silver Tequila


Don Nacho Extra Premium Silver

(Los Altos, Jalisco)

Aroma: Honeydew melon, pear, citrus, agave, bubblegum, floral, cut grass, deep earth greens, vegetal, pickled green beans, sweet herbal, mint, anise, peppery, mineral.

Palate: Caramel, sweet cream, honey, buckwheat honey, agave syrup, pineapple, citrus, papaya, lime rind, green beans, dried herbs, dried grass, grassy, mint, anise, peppercorn, white pepper, peppery, light sweetness, roasted, silky.

Finish: Green apple, grassy, earthy agave, sweetness, vegetal, mint, cinnamon, spicy, peppery, earthy, smooth, mild.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

Don Nacho Extra Premium Silver Tequila

Corazón Blanco
(Los Altos, Jalisco)

Aroma: Chocolate egg cream, mesquite honey, pear, saguaro flowers, floral, dried fermented plantains, green olive, grassy, dried herbs, mint, buckwheat, oak, earthy.

Palate: Mexican chocolate, cream, honey, candied apple, papaya, pineapple, dried figs, anise, fennel, cinnamon, chicory, green beans, dried herbs, tarragon, white pepper, peppery, mesquite, mineral, earthy, velvety mouthfeel.

Finish: Soft tart apple, cream, citrus, agave, honey, wildflower, floral, vegetal, mint, spicy, pepper, earthy, wholesome body, crisp, sharp bite, transitions from peppers to honey.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

   Corazón Blanco Tequila

Pura Vida Silver
(Arandas, Jalisco)

Aroma: Caramel, white toffee, café au lait, Baker’s chocolate, lime, guava, fruitiness, mint, spices, pepper, mineral.

Palate: White toffee, praline, caramel, bitter chocolate, creamy, vanilla, honey, lingonberries, blueberries, apple, papaya, earthy agave, roasted pepper, licorice, sandalwood, moss, grassy, fermented wood.

Finish: Sweet cane, creamy, honey, bitter chocolate, earthy agave, spice, peppery, concentrated pepper oil, round, smooth.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

   Pura Vida Silver Tequila

Mar Azul Blanco
(Amatitán, Lowlands, Jalisco)

Aroma: Vanilla, clotted cream, juicy fruit, cherry, fruity, agave, floral, botanical, gardenia, vegetal, grassy, mint, peppery, light toast, earthy, wet jungle.

Palate: Vanilla, sweet cream, pineapple, earthy agave, café au lait, honeyed herb, grassy, licorice, fennel, basil, bay leaf, clove, peppercorns, peppery, smoky, fresh oak.

Finish: Egg cream, apricot, grassy, spearmint, anise, peppery, sandalwood, leather, mineral, earthy, soft, smooth, clean, beautiful.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

   Mar Azul Blanco Tequila

Karma Silver
(Los Altos, Jalisco)

Aroma: Café au lait, Baker’s chocolate, vanilla, red delicious apple, orange peel, citrus, mango, agave, rose, floral, licorice, dried herbs, rosemary, grass, mint, spearmint, peppery.

Palate: Vanilla, cream, sweet cream, buckwheat honey, lemon, citrus, agave, green olive, licorice, anise, mint, dried herbs, tarragon, pepper, coffee, leather, well water, black salt, clean, crisp.

Finish: Cream, whipped cream, earthy agave, plantains, raw wheat, citrus, wintergreen, mint, pepper, peppery, black salt, soft, smooth.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

Karma Silver Tequila

Mi Rancho Silver
(Jamay, Jalisco)

Aroma: Chocolate dust, cocoa, caramel, cannoli cream, vanilla, candied melon, fresh cut fruit, black cherry, pineapple, dried fruit, fennel, sweet bread, herb, fresh grass, wet grass, earthy, tropical.

Palate: Toffee, whipped cream, creamy, vanilla, honey, candied melon, citrus, dates, dried fruit, licorice, fennel, herbaceous, sandalwood, nutty, pepper, wet hay, tobacco, wet stone, mineral, oaky, woody.

Finish: Creamy vanilla, fig, grassy, bay leaf, herbaceous, mineral, clean, crisp, flavorful.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

   Mi Rancho Silver Tequila

Azuñia Blanco
(Amatitán, Lowlands, Jalisco)

Aroma: Papaya, guava, dried fruit, vanilla, mint, spearmint, green olive, peppercorn, black pepper, peppery.

Palate: Vanilla, creamy, honey, lime, citrus, figs, dates, roasted peppers, honeyed herb, dried herbs, tarragon, dried flowers, sweet anise, cinnamon, spice, black peppercorn, olive oil, mineral, lightly smoky, earthy, complex.

Finish: Agave, apple, licorice, mint, peppery, soft light toast, wet stone, bittersweet, flavorful, clean, smooth, very approachable, superb.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

Azuñia Blanco Tequila


Bohica Blanco

Aroma: Honey, creamy, sweet butter, apricot, apple, citrus, eucalyptus, mint, menthol, anise, juniper, peppery, white pepper, mineral oil, clean.

Palate: Soft toffee, vanilla, sweet cream, honey, herbal, dried herbs, licorice, fennel, vegetal, spinach, grassy, pepper, earthy, dry bark, stone.

Finish: Herbs, broccoli rabe, black pepper, spicy, smooth, soft, easy.

Silver Medal
Silver medal

   Bohica Blanco Tequila

Siempre Plata
(50% Highlands – 50% Lowlands, Jalisco)

Aroma: Praline, sweet candy corn, cream, vanilla, poached pear, papaya, berries, citrus, floral, flowery, botanical, jasmine, spearmint, anise, sweet hay, grassy, roasted pepper, peppercorn, mineral, clean.

Palate: Caramel, toffee, honey, earthy agave, citrus, herbaceous, light dried herbs, mint, tarragon, cut grass, anise, licorice, Mexican amaro, spice, tobacco, wet stone, mineral, earthy, classic.

Finish: Cream soda, fennel, anise, mint, wintergreen, grass, pepper, smoky, woody, smooth.

Silver Medal
Silver medal

Siempre Plata Tequila




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