Cinco de Mayo is nearly upon us, and that means Drinkhacker HQ is now flooded with tequila, so we’re now getting crackin’ on the stuff. Let’s start with a simple, and pretty good, one, a new tequila brand called PaQui.
Fans of smooth tequilas will immediately dig PaQui’s body, at least once they get the cap off (hint: it’s actually a cork-style stopper, not a screwtop). Round and buttery, it has a nice velvety texture that is easy to sip. The flavor has a surprising amount of agave in it, considering how generally easygoing it is. There’s a touch of bite on the finish, but ahead of that it’s got lush notes of green vegetation and pure agave, peppery but not fiery.
All in all it’s a good spirit that veteran and novice tequila drinkers will both be able to fully enjoy — although it is on the expensive side. 100% blue agave, naturally. 80 proof.
A- / $45 / paquitequila.com