An unusual citrus nose is immediately evident on this blanco tequila, which is apparently a mixto tequila despite one of its reposado big brother versions being a 100% agave version.
Pungent and charcoal-like, Buen Amigo’s hard-edged nose gives way to a bit smoother body than you might expect, with a clean, lime-finished palate and a bit of a boozy, alcoholic finish (though at 80 proof, it’s no different than other tequilas in the alcohol content department).
Ultimately rather plain, this is a fair choice for a tequila if you’re buying in bulk and don’t need a 100% agave spirit. Connoisseurs will want to look elsewhere.
B- / $25 (1.75-liter bottle) / buenamigo.com
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