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Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia

Whisky review #400 is of course, on a website dedicated to whisky, .... a tequila.  Not just any tequila though.  In my opinion, which when it comes to tequila is not worth the pixels it takes to type it, the best tequila.  I have actually mentioned this nectar before in a blog entry "Just Like Real Estate, Sometimes Whisky is about Location, Location, Location" and it is was the first spirit I remember actually paying over $100 / bottle for.  Now of course I often (too bloody often if you ask my wife) have to fork out this kind of cash for whisky but this the first time I had ever spent $100 on a bottle of anything, and they say you always remember your first!  The nose is herbal, fresh green vegetation (I can only assume this is what a blue agave plant smells like) and some lime peel notes as well.   In a word the nose is green.  The taste is really smooth (abv is actually only 38%) with a light mouth feel and no burn.  There is more citrus and then some spice builds and fades and the vanilla returns.  The finish has oil, more vanilla and some of the herbal notes from the nose.  I cant do this justice with my half arsed literary skills... so just once don't waste your money on some rare edition of a Scotch so elitist that it spent 3 years at a Swiss finishing school before bottling.... go and buy this instead.  You will thank me later. 

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: Other
  • Type: Tequila
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope