Review: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila (2011)
Some years ago, Jose Cuervo launched a tequila that was unique for its time: 100% agave, affordable, and available everywhere. For a nation that grew up on the cheap mixto that is Cuervo Gold, this was something else.
But Cuervo Tradicional was available only as a reposado. No blanco, no anejo. Just the middle, lightly aged version. Who knew why?
Now Cuervo is back to remedy at least part of the oversight with Cuervo Tradicional Silver.
The style should need no introduction: This is an unaged tequila, clear as a bell.
As a blanco, Cuervo Tradicional is very mild and easygoing. Agave is muted, as is pretty much everything else. This is a blanco tequila with little bite and no real character to it: A touch of honey, vanilla, and lemon, with a mild agave lacing throughout it all.
It’s a tequila that’s about as harmless as they come. In other words, about the opposite of Cuervo Gold.
B / $20 / cuervo.com
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