Review: Yeyo Tequila Silver (2010)

Review: Yeyo Tequila Silver (2010)

Yeyo! It’s fun to say. Pretty fun to drink. But more fun to say.

Yeyo!

Yeyo is a new brand, a straight-up silver tequila. 100% agave. No aged versions. Hailing from Beaverton, Oregon (by way of the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, of course), it’s only now arriving in small pockets of the Pacific Northwest.

Easygoing but perfectly approachable, Yeyo has a distinct citrus character that makes it good with margaritas but also fine on its own, if you’re a silver sipper type. It’s got plenty of agave character in the body, with a fairly evident charcoal-tinged finish. Quite lively on its feet, however. I have no complaints, really.

Or as I like to say: Yeyo!

80 proof.

A- / $47 / yeyotequila.com [BUY IT NOW FROM TOTAL WINE]

Yeyo Tequila Silver (2010)

$47
9

Rating

9.0/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

7 Comments

  1. AK on March 9, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Man, I’m sure the tequila is alright but… “Yeyo”? Really? I feel like that’s pushing “urban” targeted marketing a bit too far.

  2. Lippy on March 9, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I’m a big fan of “Yeyo”. It’s got a very distinct and “soft” flavor profile — a rarity among new tequila brands.

    I reviewed and tasted “Yeyo” LIVE on my weekly “Tequila Whisperer” webcast. Check it out here:

    http://tequilawhisperer.com

    -Lippy

  3. glyn on March 9, 2010 at 10:12 am

    isn’t “Yayo” slang for cocaine?

  4. lauren on March 9, 2010 at 10:53 am

    yeyo is amazing. its very smooth and better than any other tequila ive had.

  5. AK on March 10, 2010 at 4:30 am

    glyn: Yep. I certainly listen to enough gangsta rap to know that.

    I’m pretty thoroughly disgusted with the marketing angle here. I’m sure the spirit is fine, again, but I’m not going to drop cash on something so condescending.

  6. n3ck0man on March 12, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Yeyo it’s a funny common “aka” name in Spanish speaking countries. It’s a sobriquet for “Fello” or “Rafael”. And no it’s not pronounced Ye-Yo with the acute on the “o” as in gansta ‘Yo!’. Even the label has the acute on the “e”. Anyway nice name on the product and let’s hope it ships to the east coast soon.

  7. Johan on May 4, 2010 at 12:29 am

    I had a bottle sent to me from a relative traveling through the area. The timing was perfect since I was hosting a Drinko De Mayo gathering last weekend. The majority of guests are fans of Patron Silver but the flavor of this new offering has dethroned the Patron. I just wish it was available without calling in favors in order to have it in Southern California.

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