I don’t know if the revolucion will be televised, but it does seem to be arriving by way of Mexico.
Tequila Revolucion is a lowlands tequila from the El Arenal region of Jalisco. 100% agave, naturally, and bottled at 80 proof. While a full range of expressions is available, we sampled only the silver.
Revolucion has a very strong agave nose, and I was set up for an agave bomb in the palate department. Not the case. On the tongue, that agave melts into a tequila with creamy vanilla and creme brulee character. There’s herbal and fresh flower notes in the mid-palate, along with white pepper. Some lemon on the tongue, too, and a long finish that recalls agave, cinnamon, and more pepper.
As with many tequilas, Revolucion opens up as you let it aerate, which help some of its deeper nuances reveal themselves.