Tequila Blind Style Take a look at Outcomes (2019)

Blind tastings are one of the simplest ways to search out out what you actually like, free of promoting hype, bias, and former experiences. Additionally they provide the alternative to expertise tequila in a complete new method—utilizing solely your senses.

That’s why we conduct common “Tequila Problem” blind tasting occasions which can be open to the general public. When you’re interested in our current tastings, and the outcomes, you could find them right here. We’ll replace this web page with new outcomes as they roll in. (Right here’s how one can get notified when this web page updates.)

Have a look, beneath, and tell us if something surprises you!

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Sept 30, 2019 / Quinta Don Jose Resort

Which Are the Tequilas Common Folks Favor?

Sept. 30 Tequila Blind Tasting Lineup

Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Individuals: 17
Participant Sorts: Aficionados/Customers
Particular Toast: Hacienda Los Alamos (La Cata) Single Barrel Extra Añejo

    There have been no tequila business folks or bartenders at this occasion (only a few adicionados), so we consider the outcomes replicate slightly extra of what common shoppers assume. That stated, San Matias Gran Reserve Blanco, which is a comparatively new product from Casa San Matias, scored probably the most factors. So far as we will inform, that is solely accessible in Mexico, and sells for about $373 MXN (about $19 USD) for a 750ml bottle. It’s not overly advanced, however has cooked agave and black pepper within the aroma and taste. In second place was Casamigos Blanco (NOM 1416), a model that’s getting numerous consideration within the USA. The members responded favorably to the extreme vanilla aroma and candy taste of this product. The third highest-scoring was Tequila G4 Blanco, which is normally a type of merchandise that’s appreciated by each the buyer/aficionado and bartender/business crowds alike. Actually, we had been stunned to see that it completed the place it did. The highest three had been fairly shut in factors, however then the underside three actually dropped off. Herradura Silver scored a median of 80.703 factors, and Casa Dragones Blanco collected a median of 79.141 factors. The bottom rating went to Gran Reserva de Don Alberto Blanco. Folks talked about that it had a smokey, and considerably plastic aroma that reminded them of mezcal. Maybe it will have executed higher in a lineup with mezcal, nevertheless it was not most popular by tequila drinkers.

Aug 19, 2019 / Quinta Don Jose Resort

Felipe Does It Once more; Bartenders vs. Customers

Tequila Blind Tasting Lineup - Aug 19, 2019

Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Individuals: 18
Participant Sorts: Tequila Trade; Aficionados/Customers; Bartenders
Particular Toast: Fortaleza Reposado – Winter Blend 2019

    As soon as once more, Felipe Camarena, and his distillery “El Pandillo,” grabbed probably the most factors from the three essential teams of members: bartenders, shopper/aficionado, and tequila business folks. Terralta Blanco scored highest of all of the merchandise by a formidable margin. Second place was one other traditionally-made product, Cascahuín Tahona Blanco (a tequila that scored the very best in a earlier tasting.) Tres Generaciones Plata scored larger than it did in earlier tastings this time round. Each Tres Generaciones and newcomer model Cierto Blanco had been common with the shoppers/aficionados within the group. Cierto Blanco, which is made at NOM 1146, scored a formidable 84.25 with the buyer/aficionado section. It was not, nonetheless, common with bartenders, who felt the product was too clear and easy. (They have a tendency to love merchandise which have a outstanding character.) This illustrates the distinction between the palates of bartenders vs. shoppers. Casa Dragones, a diffuser product, bought low scores from all segments. The particular toast was Fortaleza Reposado Winter Mix 2019, a model new, restricted launch, product quickly to be made accessible to the market, which contains a mix of American and French oak aged tequila at a barely larger proof. (It’s scrumptious!)

July 29, 2019 / Quinta Don Jose Resort

Newcomer Wins Prime Scores; Totally different Diffuser Merchandise, Similar Unhappy Outcomes

tequila blind tasting lineup - July 29, 2019

Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Individuals: 19
Participant Sorts: Restaurant homeowners; Tequila Trade; Aficionados; Tequila Newbies
Particular Toast: Cierto Tequila Añejo

    Diffuser merchandise completed in the identical place as in earlier blind tastings — final. Enormous reward for the highest-rated tequila, newcomer Volans Blanco, a really small batch product made at El Pandillo (NOM 1579) by Felipe Camarena. Second highest rated was one other San Matias Tahona Blanco, revealing that tahona-made merchandise had been the preferred with this crowd. In third place was one other traditionally-made beloved Camarena household product, Tapatio Blanco, from the La Alteña distillery (NOM 1139). The Particular Toast tequila, Cierto Tequila Añejo, is model new to the market. It’s made by Enrique Fonseca and Sergio Mendoza at La Tequileña (NOM 1146). Every of our blind tastings end with a toast in honor of those that are nonetheless creating distinctive merchandise.

July 02, 2019 / De La O

Powerful Crowd: Trade Execs and Bartenders

tequila blind tasting lineup - July 02, 2019

Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Individuals: 29
Participant Sorts: Bartenders; Tequila Trade; Aficionados
Particular Toast: Suave Tequila “V.S.B.” Extra Añejo

    As soon as once more, the diffuser merchandise scored lowest. The group was an excellent mixture of tequila business professionals and bartenders, with a number of aficionados sprinkled in. This group of business professionals gave the impression to be arduous to impress, and rated the merchandise a lot decrease than normal. That is normally widespread for individuals who have by no means rated blind earlier than. (We see low ranking as clear proof of the massive impact that advertising can have on shoppers’ perceptions! On common, we consider that advertising contributes about 10 factors to the ultimate rating.)

Might 27, 2019 / Quinta Don Jose Resort

Diffuser vs. All the pieces Else

Location: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico
Individuals: 19
Participant Sorts: Aficionados; Bartenders; Tequila Trade; Resort House owners
Particular Toast: Cascahuín Extra Añejo (French Oak Finished)

    This blind tasting lineup included a wide selection of manufacturing processes. When the outcomes had been revealed, the two diffuser-made merchandise completed final, and all non-diffuser merchandise had been in shut proximity to one another.

April 28, 2019 / Quinta Don Jose Resort

Mixto Shock!

Location: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico
Individuals: 33
Participant Sorts: Aficionados; Bartenders
Particular Toast: Volans Extra Añejo

    These members had been seasoned tequila aficionados, so we included 7 within the lineup. The brand-new Cascahuín Tahona scored the very best (no shock there), however El Tequileño Blanco, a mixto, completed in 2nd place. Shock!! Not all mixtos are dangerous! This bought the group speaking—which is best, a mixto, or a diffuser-made product? The group felt that the outcomes spoke for themselves.

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