Review: AsomBroso Blanco Tequila
OK, there’s no getting around it. AsomBroso comes in a bottle that can be described only as, well, unique. Never have I heard so many comments directed at the uniqueness of a bottle at Drinkhacker HQ. And in case you’re curious, the base is old-style glass but the stopper is plastic.
Putting aside the bottle, let’s consider what’s inside it, shall we? Tequila. Good, silver tequila. Seriously, far better than I’d thought it could be and one of the best blancos on the market.
The aroma is immediately agave, traditional, 80-proof tequila, but one sip and you’re on to something else: This is a creamy blanco with a distinct taste of creme brulee and caramel, and possibly smoother than any other silver I’ve ever had. After two glasses slid right down without a second thought, I actually had to cut myself off for fear of no longer being able to write this.
Whether you’re an old-school tequila fan or just dabble in the spirit, AsomBroso is impossible to remember by name but easy to spot on the shelf. Grab a bottle (which is not terribly expensive for this category) immediately, I implore you. Also worth noting: AsomBroso has a couple of aged tequilas which I’m now dying to try out.
Add a + or a – to the below rating depending on your personal opinion about the bottle design.
A / $40 / asombrosotequila.com [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]
It’s a penis!
Do you ever drink and review anything you don’t like?
Rob – For stuff I really dislike I usually don’t bother to write it up, unless it’s been heavily promoted. However you might check out these if you need to see some negative coverage: http://www.drinkhacker.com/2008/08/16/review-glayva-liqueur/ – http://www.drinkhacker.com/2008/02/10/review-hook-ladder-brewing-company-beers/ – http://www.drinkhacker.com/2008/09/01/review-2006-palin-syrah/ – just off the top of my head…
I’d respectfully disagree. A friend brought this to a party at my home last night. Made such an impact I had to Google it. I will say the bottle shape made for a good 10 minutes of comments and laughs, and most of the guests seemed to enjoy the margaritas made with it. But several of us paid closer attention and “smooth” is not a term that was used. In fact we a senses a very odd chemical scent that even came thru the fresh lime juice made pure sipping impossible. I think the fact that you can find this on the web for between $55 and $4.99 (yes five bucks) speaks volumes. Phallic marketing never fails…
WHERE CAN YOU FIND THIS TEQUILA ON THE NET CHEAP?
$5 for the 50ml airline style bottle. but it can get up around $200 for the good stuff.
Has to be kept COLD for best taste
Asombroso stopped using the plastic stoppers. They now ship the bottle with a normal black plastic and cork cap. There is a glass cap now since the clear plastic is discontinued. It is generally in a velvet pouch attached to the bottle when you buy it.