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June 2022 - Agave Spirits

June 2022 - Agave Spirits
This month's Spirits feature is Agave Spirits

Agave Spirits Reviews

El Tesoro Blanco Tequila
96 points
$44
A fun, bright, and fruity blanco great for fun times and complex cocktails.
Awards: 2022 Best Blanco Tequila
Lobos 1707 Blanco Mezcal Artesenal
96 points
$54
An delightfully rich, complex Mezcal for all manner of occasions.
Salvadores 70 400 2020 Artesanal Espadín Joven Mezcal
96 points
$73
A complex and interesting Mezcal with a wonderful balance of spice, smoke, and sweet that keeps you coming back to the glass.
Alquimia Reserva De Oro XIV Organic Extra Añejo Tequila
96 points
$250
A robust powerhouse of an extra añejo that bursts with flavor and begs for attention; try with a few drops of water and cigars.
Montelobos Espadín Joven Mezcal
95 points
$39
A sweet, savory, and funky fun Mezcal that will surprise and delight your palette with every sip.
Don Fulano Blanco Fuerte Tequila
95 points
$59.99
A robust and spicy blanco with inviting layers of flavor and a long warming finish.
95 points $59.99
Mijenta Reposado Tequila
95 points
$69
A sweet, savory, and peppery stunner of a Reposado Tequila that hits all the right notes.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Reposado Tequila
Don Fulano Añejo Tequila
95 points
$79.98
A rich, spicy, yet balanced añejo for sipping, cigars, or high-end cocktails.
Awards: 2022 Best Añejo Tequila
95 points $79.98
Familia Camarena Silver Tequila
94 points
$17
Best Buy
An interesting, vegetal Blanco Tequila that is perfect for spring and summer sippers or to be enjoyed all on its own.
94 points $17 Best Buy
Gran Coramino Reposado Cristalino Tequila
94 points
$49
An extremely smooth expression of Cristalino Tequila with lovely fruity, rounded notes.
Awards: 2022 Best Cristalino Tequila
Xicala Anejo Mezcal
94 points
$59.99
A gently smoky Añejo Mezcal with very appealing creamy, fruity agave; this will appeal to sipping rum drinkers as well as agave aficionados.
94 points $59.99
Marfanista Single Batch Blanco Tequila
94 points
$79
A lovely savory, chewy, almost bream pastry-like blanco for sipping or cocktails.
Reserva del Señor Silver Tequila
93 points
The unique and delicious flavors found in this Tequila can be enjoyed as a sipper or will make an excellent stirred cocktail.
Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado Cristalino Tequila
93 points
$34
Whether sipped on its own or in a mixed shot, this fruity, supple cristalino will amp up the good times.
Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila
93 points
$40
A lovely, tingling reposado with a fine sweetness that will work well in cocktails.
Convite Esencial Artesenal Joven Espadin Mezcal
93 points
$44
A Mezcal with rich, earthy notes that stand up to the agave yet still let other delicate flavors shine through.
Don Fulano Blanco Tequila
93 points
$49.99
A bright, lightly spicy and very well-balanced blanco for sipping or cocktails.
93 points $49.99
Xicala Mezcal Reposado Lot XR-001
93 points
$49.99
A nicely balanced Reposado Mezcal with a gentle, creamy, sweet agave character.
93 points $49.99
Masuave Añejo Tequila
93 points
$50
A rock solid wood-forward añejo with lovely toasty, nutty notes.
Don Fulano Reposado Tequila
93 points
$59.99
This savory and intriguing Reposado Tequila will be lovely to use for complex cocktails.
93 points $59.99
Baluarte 15 Months Aged Añejo Tequila
93 points
$63
A delightfully spicy and tingling añejo that intrigues the palate with every sip.
Salvadores 70 400 2020 Artesanal Cirial Joven Mezcal
93 points
$99
A smoky, salty, and spice-forward Mezcal that would compliment any cocktail.
Alquimia Reserva De Don Adolfo VI Organic Extra Añejo Tequila
93 points
$135
A special occasion extra añejo sipper with rich aromas and flavors.
Lobos 1707 Extra Añejo Tequila
93 points
$149
A wonderfully rich and creamy extra añejo sipper that will be great with cigars too.
Masuave Reposado Tequila
92 points
$40
A smooth, creamy, and rich example of a reposado.
Tres Generaciones Añejo Tequila
92 points
$49
A flavor-packed reposado that is sure to please.
1800 Cristalino Tequila Añejo
92 points
$59
A light, citrusy Cristalino Tequila to be enjoyed in the sun.
Casa Maestri Blanco Tequila Reserva
92 points
$59
A silky and creamy blanco for sipping and palomas.
Reserva Del Señor Reposado Tequila
91 points
$30
A warming and creamy reposado that would pair well with dessert courses.
Alquimia Single Estate Organic Añejo Tequila
91 points
$65
A great añejo to sip with a cigar or outside next to the grill.
Baluarte Tequila Blanco Triple Destilado
90 points
$42
A soft, creamy, and approachable Blanco Tequila.
Zignum Reposado Mezcal
90 points
$44
A rich, delicious Mezcal for sipping with friends.
Convite Artesenal Joven Madrecuishe Mezcal
89 points
$69
A pleasant and approachable Mezcal for the Tequila drinker looking to branch out.
Querendón Agave De Amatitán Reposado Tequila
89 points
$69
A go-to, all-purpose Reposado Tequila.
Don Fulano Imperial Extra Añejo Tequila
89 points
$189.99
An extra añejo with savory-sweet aromas that will appeal to well-aged brown spirits fans.
89 points $189.99
Zignum Espadin Añejo Mezcal
88 points
$59
An oak-forward Añejo Tequila with notes of vanilla that will appeal to Rum fans as well.
Enemigo 89 Añejo Cristalino Tequila
88 points
$69
A smooth, approachable palate pleaser of a cristalino that would pair well with fruit.
Marfanista Single Batch Reposado Tequila
87 points
$89
A sweeter style Reposado Tequila that carries the oak well.
Marfanista Single Batch Añejo Tequila
87 points
$99
A barrel-forward añejo that will appeal to Rum and Bourbon drinkers alike.
Azteca Azul Plata Tequila
86 points
$24
A fresh and herbal blanco for shots and the like.
Lunazul Primero Añejo Cristalino Tequila
86 points
$29
An interesting, very savory, green, and peppery Tequila for rich, savory cocktails.
Mijenta Blanco Tequila
86 points
$48
A straightforward and friendly Tequila for all traditional cocktail applications.
Lobos 1707 Reposado Tequila
86 points
$49
A light and lively reposado for cocktails.
Baluarte Tequila Reposado Reserva Especial
86 points
$50
A nicely balanced Reposado Tequila for more serious cocktails.
Tequila Ocho Añejo Tequila
86 points
$74
An Añejo Tequila that would work well in tropical cocktails.
Enemigo 00 Extra Añejo Tequila
86 points
$159
An extra añejo with a nice combination of spice and aging notes.
Azteca Azul Reposado Tequila
85 points
$26
A warming, solid example of a reposado.
Masuave Blanco Tequila
85 points
$33
A pleasant and refreshing blanco that lets the agave shine through.
Herradura Ultra Anejo Tequila Cristalino
85 points
$59
A noticeably confected Tequila for shots and creamy cocktails.
Phrases Made of Words Agave De Amatitán Reposado Tequila
85 points
$69
A nice reposado that offers a little bit of everything to everyone.
Santo Cuviso Bacanora Blanco
85 points
$94
A complex and interesting agave spirit that has many cocktail applications.
Sombrero Gold Tequila
84 points
$20
A sweeter, candied Tequila good for cocktail use.
Reserva del Señor Añejo Tequila
84 points
$30
A fruity, round, and barrel-forward Tequila.
Viva Casa Tulum Reposado Honey and Vanilla Tequila
81 points
$30
A very sweet Tequila designed for a dessert cocktail.
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