Review: Solana Tequila

Solana image 148x300 Review: Solana TequilaSolana is a new 100% agave budget tequila from the Los Altos de Jalisco region. Triple distilled, it certainly looks a lot more expensive than it is, with an upscale presentation. Available only in a silver/blanco expression (for now), we got a sneak peek at this new brand.

Lots of fresh agave, black and red pepper, and lemon notes on the sharp nose. The body follows in stride, bright with acidity and bold with spice. The substantial agave notes are well-integrated into a lightly sweet, mildly citrusy body. The finish is clean but racy, offering plenty of crispness. The sweet-meets-lemon kicker recalls a glass of lemonade with a cayenne rim.

Totally solid.

80 proof.

B+ / $22 / no website

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3 Responses to Review: Solana Tequila

  1. I’m getting terrible headaches as though the tequila contains a bit of gluten…Is this possible?
    Thanks

  2. I’m reacting as though this Solana Silver 100 % agave tequila- has some gluten- awful headaches…
    Does it contain a bit of gluten?
    Thanks

  3. Johnny Boots

    Alcohol doesn’t contain gluten, especially not 100% agave tequila. If you’re getting a headache from it you’re reacting to the fusel oils in the alcohol’s cut. Just because a spirit is distilled from ingredients containing gluten does not mean that gluten is transferred to the final product.

    When the distillers run the mash through the still they take a cut of the second distillation. If you leave too much of the heads cut (distillation up to 170-ish degrees) or too much of the tails (180* plus) you add in elements of methanol and fusel oils which our bodies react to with headaches and hangovers.

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