This new tequila hails from fields near the town of Amatitan in Jalisco. Available in all three traditional expressions, we sampled Azuñia Platinum Blanco. 100 percent blue agave of course, this tequila is twice distilled and unaged, then bottled at 80 proof.
The nose is full of agave, a blast of herbal character that leaves no mistake about what you’re drinking. The body is big, again relying on agave but also infused with a huge minty menthol character. Traditional, on the whole. A little rough around the edges, it’s got a lasting finish that unfortunately turns a little bitter.
Not a bad mixing tequila but a little crazily priced for what it delivers.
B / $46 / azuniatequila.com