Only about a week until Cinco de Mayo… time to get some tequila coverage out of the way, no?
Herradura is one of the bigger tequila brands, and for good reason. Nothing at all wrong with this smooth sipper with the horseshoe on the label. This tequila is a pale pale yellow, aged 45 days in white oak barrels, which gives it the slightest amount of butter, almond, and wood on the palate. The tequila heat shows in the finish, making it unmistakably a silver, but it’s easy to drink despite the kick.
The price, at $33, is on the high side for such a spirit that otherwise doesn’t offer a whole lot of surprise. But if you’re looking for a good standby tequila that you can rely on and, equally importantly, is sure to be in stock wherever you go, Herradura’s a solid.
B+ / $33 / herraduratequila.com