Review: Partida Tequila

Finally got to sample Partida’s new, full line of tequilas today. Color me impressed. No, seriously. Here’s how they shake out.

Partida Blanco – This is a peppery but very clean silver tequila, smooth and perfect for mixing and even for sipping straight in a pinch. Among the best tequilas I’ve tried. A-

Partida Reposado – Very similar to the Blanco. A pale yellow, lighter than most Reposados. It has a bit more bite than the Blanco and a light woodiness reflecting its cask aging. I like it almost as much as the Blanco, but not quite. A-

Partida Añejo – The Cadillac of Añejo tequilas as far as I’m concerned, and my new favorite “sipping” tequila. This is an incredibly smooth Añejo, oaky and aged in Jack Daniels barrels, giving it a complexity and lushness that you don’t get in most tequilas of any age. A strong sweetness on the finish gives it a fruitiness that’s, again, uncommon in this liquor. Tequila fans will need to put this on a must-try list, immediately. A

Now for the bad news: None of these are what I’d describe as cheap. You pay for quality, especially in the tequila world, it seems. (Feeling rich? There’s a $330 bottle called Elegante Extra Añejo that even I haven’t gotten to try…)

Partida Blanco : A- / $40  [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS]
Partida Reposado: A- / $50
Partida Añejo: A / $62
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2 Responses to Review: Partida Tequila

  1. Just found this site and am loving all the reviews! You do a great job on here!

    I’m a fairly new fan of tequila and have probably tried about 15 or so kinds (mostly anejo’s as they are my favorite). I love Partida’s anejo. I tried Casa Noble anejo the day after and was surprised by how similar they were. It’s a little more expensive, but had a very similar flavor in a bit more smooth delivery. Just thought I’d recommend that if you like Partida.

    Also, I’d love to see you review Patron’s line… maybe I missed it, but didn’t see it on here. With the growing popularity of their line I’m curious what you think. Many discriminating tequila lovers are anti-Patron, but I love their anejo.

    Anyway, thanks for a great site!

  2. Thanks drawnad – I am neutral on Patron but yes, I need to do a formal review of their line!

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