Silver tequila enthusiasts will genuinely appreciate Espolón Blanco 100% Agave Tequila. Bottled directly from the still, it is a lively spirit with crystalline clarity, a lightweight body and a generous fruity, floral and spicy bouquet. The palate is a fresh, exuberant offering of peppery and spicy flavors that gradually fade to a warm, satisfying finish. It possesses every quality you look for in a great blanco—and a little bit more.
America's fascination with tequilas can be traced back to the early '50s when Hollywood icons Bing Crosby and Phil Harris imported Herradura into the States making it the first tequila puro available in the U.S. To this day the distinguished brand remains one of the category's preeminent brands. Founded in 1870, Tequila Herradura is among only a handful of distillers that produce nothing but 100% agave tequila. Every stage of its production takes place on the Herradura Estate—Hacienda San José del Refugio—in the lowlands of Amatitán. Herradura crafts its tequila using many of the same techniques perfected more than a century ago. Mature, estate-grown blue agaves are baked in clay ovens and then slowly fermented with wild airborne yeasts. Herradura tequilas are double-distilled in large, stainless steel alembic stills and aged in both American and French oak barrels. Herradura Blanco is an excellent example of what great distillers are capable of achieving with a few alembic stills and an estate full of mature blue agaves. It has a straw-colored hue, which is the result of it being aged in oak for 45 days. The tequila has a velvety medium-weight body and a cinnamon, dried herbs and orange peel nose and quickly bathes the palate with spicy, peppery flavors before tapering to an herbal, medium length finish. It makes a marvelous introduction to the joys of sipping silver tequila.
Opened in 1952 by legendary master distiller Don Ignacio González Vargas, Casa Siete Leguas has become one of the most prestigious distilleries in Mexico. It first garnered international prestige when it produced the original tequila used to launch the now famous Pátron brand in the late '80s. The famed producer is now better known—and rightfully so—as the creator of critically acclaimed Siete Leguas 100% Agave Tequilas.
The altogether sensational Siete Leguas Blanco 100% Agave Tequila is bottled fresh from the still. If you liked the original Pátron Blanco, you'll adore this brilliantly aromatic and flavorful silver tequila. It has ideal clarity, a velvety, medium-weight body and a generous nose brimming with spice, pepper, citrus and the unmistakable aroma of wet pavement. The bouquet alone is well worth the purchase price. It has a gentle entry that bathes the palate with herbal, spice and fruit flavors. The finish is long and sublime. A more elegant blanco tequila you will not find.