Full Review

Astral

Astral
Blanco Tequila

Category: Blanco Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34

Astral
Blanco Tequila

Category: Blanco Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of green herb scented magic marker, lemon-lime pepper, chicken fat with thyme and sage, and olive brine and white pepper with a silky, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, relaxed garden herbs, lemon pepper, oily meat drippings, and grass clippings finish. Refreshing without being overly smoky, maintains complexity throughout the finish, and would likely appeal to Gin drinkers.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: green herb scented magic marker, lemon-lime pepper, chicken fat with thyme and sage, and olive brine and white pepper
Taste Flavor: garden herbs, lemon pepper, oily meat drippings, and grass clippings
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and shots
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Refreshing without being overly smoky, maintains complexity throughout the finish, and would likely appeal to Gin drinkers.

The Producer or Importer

Diageo North America

The Producer or  Importer
530 Fifth Avenue #4
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 646-223-2000

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Blanco Tequila

Spirits Glass Copita Clear.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Silver or Blanco/White Tequilas are clear, with little (no more than 60 days in stainless steel tanks) or no aging. They can be either 100% agave or mixto. Silver Tequilas are used primarily for mixing and blend particularly well into fruit-based drinks.