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Review: Herencia de Plata (Blanco) Tequila

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 6, 2021

Herencia de Plata Blanco Tequila is a 100% Blue Weber Agave Tequila produced by TEQUILAS DEL SEÑOR, S. A. DE C. V.,  a mid-sized, fourth generation family company located in Guadalajara, Mexico. The company was founded in 1943 and currently produces a number of tequila brands which include, Reserva del Señor, Sombrero, Tekali, Herencia Histórico, and of course Herencia de Plata.

Here is a link to my review:

Review: Herencia de Plata Tequila

“… The aroma from the glass is somewhat soft and earthy with hints of honey caressed by a very light smoke and even lighter vanilla. A smattering of white pepper and of zesty lime has risen into the breezes, and that punky agave scent we know so well has melted nicely into the citrus and pepper …”

Please enjoy my review which features a recipe for my Blue Lament cocktail.

Chimo!

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Review: Adictivo Tequila Añejo

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 11, 2020

Tequila Adictivo was founded by Gildardo Partida, a third generation ‘tequileros’ from San Diego whose family apparently has a rich tradition of tequila manufacture and distribution which reaches back over 100 years. Adictivo Tequila was formerly produced at Tequilas Gonzalez Lara, S.A. de C.V. Distillery, (NOM 1560 CRT) in Los Vallos (the lowlands) at El Arenal, Jalisco. Knowing that the spirit is produced in the lowlands, gives us a clue as to its taste profile. Lowland grown agave will usually bring more earthy/punky fruit flavours through the distillation than highland agave which tends to bring more citrus-like fruit flavours through the distillation as well as a light squeal of white pepper. Of course Lowland distilleries may source their agave from the Highlands and vice versa or even use both styles of agave in their production of tequila.

According to the website information, Adictivo Tequila Extra Añejo was aged for 7 years in French Oak casks and bottled at 40 % alcohol by volume.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Adictivo Tequila Añejo

“… The sweetness seems exaggerated, but not to the point I noted in earlier reviews of the Anejo and Reposado.  The typically robust agave has either been filtered to take the blunt edges off, or is being suppressed by the sweetness …”

Please enjoy the review.

Chimo!

 

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Review: Adictivo Tequila Añejo

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 7, 2020

Tequila Adictivo was founded by Gildardo Partida, a third generation ‘tequileros’ from San Diego whose family apparently has a rich tradition of tequila manufacture and distribution which reaches back over 100 years.

Adictivo Tequila Anejo is an aged or ‘rested’ tequila spirit produced from agave pinas which have been baked in traditional brick ovens, with the juice extracted with a Stone Roller Mill. The cooked agave juice is twice distilled before being aged for 2 years in French oak barrels. Depending upon the market the spirit is exported to, the bottling proof may be anywhere from 35 to 40 % abv.. (My sample bottle was bottled at 40 %.)

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Adictivo Tequila Añejo

“… Sweet agave fruit, honey and butterscotch, very light on the pepper, with grilled pineapple and flower blossoms underneath. This is very inviting, but it seems to be sweetened to the point that the white peppery spice so typical of tequila has been subjugated …”

Please enjoy my review.

Chimo!

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Review: Adictivo Tequila Reposado

Posted by Arctic Wolf on October 19, 2020

Tequila Adictivo was founded by Gildardo Partida, a third generation ‘tequileros’ from San Diego whose family apparently has a rich tradition of tequila manufacture and distribution which reaches back over 100 years. Adictivo Tequila was formerly produced at Tequilas Gonzalez Lara, S.A. de C.V. Distillery, (NOM 1560 CRT) in Los Vallos (the lowlands) at El Arenal, Jalisco. Knowing that the spirit is produced in the lowlands, gives us a clue as to its taste profile. Lowland grown agave will usually bring more earthy/punky fruit flavours through the distillation than highland agave which tends to bring more citrus-like fruit flavours through the distillation as well as a light squeal of white pepper. Of course Lowland distilleries may source their agave from the Highlands and vice versa or even use both styles of agave in their production of tequila.

Adictivo Tequila Reposado is produced from agave pinas which have been baked in traditional brick ovens, with the juice extracted with a Stone Roller Mill. The cooked agave juice is twice distilled before being aged for 8 months in french oak barrels.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Adictivo Tequila Reposado

“… When I take my first sip the tequila spirit seems sweeter than it should be with an almost rumlike taste of brown sugar and vanilla leading out in front of fruity agave. This is followed by some nice peppery spice which builds after the swallow and then dissipates. There also appears to be light flavours of raisin and chocolate present, perhaps a remnant of the french oak cask …”

Please enjoy my review as well as my suggested cocktail, Metro Mexico.

Chimo!

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Review: Adictivo Tequila Plata

Posted by Arctic Wolf on October 12, 2020

Tequila Adictivo was founded by Gildardo Partida, a third generation ‘tequileros’ from San Diego whose family apparently has a rich tradition of tequila manufacture and distribution which reaches back over 100 years. Adictivo Tequila was formerly produced at Tequilas Gonzalez Lara, S.A. de C.V. Distillery, (NOM 1560 CRT) in Los Vallos (the lowlands) at El Arenal, Jalisco. Knowing that the spirit is produced in the lowlands, gives us a clue as to its taste profile. Lowland grown agave will usually bring more earthy/punky fruit flavours through the distillation than highland agave which tends to bring more citrus-like fruit flavours through the distillation as well as a light squeal of white pepper. Of course Lowland distilleries may source their agave from the Highlands and vice versa or even use both styles of agave in their production of tequila.

Adictivo Tequila Plata is a Blanco or Silver tequila is produced from agave pinas which have been baked in traditional brick ovens, with the juice extracted with a Stone Roller Mill. The cooked agave juice is twice distilled before being aged for 3 weeks in french oak barrels.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Adictivo Tequila Plata

“… Adictivo Plata has a beguiling quality with softly sweet agave leading out on the palate followed by a slow build up of peppery spice which then ebbs away leaving the soft sweet agave lingering. The flavour does not smack you in the mouth, instead it kind of swamps you with light nuances as though the raw power of the agave plant has been buffed of its sharp edges which allows you to enjoy the spirit’s softer side …”

Please enjoy my review which includes my cocktail suggestion, The Margarita Cocktail.

Chimo!

 

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