Review: Solana Tequila

Review: Solana Tequila

Solana imageSolana is a new 100% agave budget tequila from the Los Altos de Jalisco region. Triple distilled, it certainly looks a lot more expensive than it is, with an upscale presentation. Available only in a silver/blanco expression (for now), we got a sneak peek at this new brand.

Lots of fresh agave, black and red pepper, and lemon notes on the sharp nose. The body follows in stride, bright with acidity and bold with spice. The substantial agave notes are well-integrated into a lightly sweet, mildly citrusy body. The finish is clean but racy, offering plenty of crispness. The sweet-meets-lemon kicker recalls a glass of lemonade with a cayenne rim.

Totally solid.

80 proof.

B+ / $22

Solana Tequila




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.


  1. Cheryl on May 25, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I’m getting terrible headaches as though the tequila contains a bit of gluten…Is this possible?

  2. Sherry on May 25, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I’m reacting as though this Solana Silver 100 % agave tequila- has some gluten- awful headaches…
    Does it contain a bit of gluten?

  3. Johnny Boots on July 26, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Alcohol doesn’t contain gluten, especially not 100% agave tequila. If you’re getting a headache from it you’re reacting to the fusel oils in the alcohol’s cut. Just because a spirit is distilled from ingredients containing gluten does not mean that gluten is transferred to the final product.

    When the distillers run the mash through the still they take a cut of the second distillation. If you leave too much of the heads cut (distillation up to 170-ish degrees) or too much of the tails (180* plus) you add in elements of methanol and fusel oils which our bodies react to with headaches and hangovers.

    • Anonymous on September 23, 2022 at 4:01 pm

      Thank you, that was good information.

  4. Oink on December 19, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Two dumb women just got schooled.?

  5. Tessa Johnson on July 6, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    Better question how did two women comentó the exact same thing minutes apart, on the same day? I actually just tried this tequila and I think it has a great taste. Made it in a mango margarita and had no headache or issues.

    • Christopher Null on July 6, 2023 at 4:23 pm

      Often people try to post twice when their first comment is held for moderation.

    • Oink on July 22, 2023 at 10:29 pm

      IKR. ?

  6. Oink on July 22, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    Hey Christopher Null, nice try but the comments had two different names.

    • Christopher Null on July 23, 2023 at 1:08 pm

      This may be hard to believe, Oink, but sometimes people type in random stuff for their name when they comment.

    • George Washington on November 4, 2023 at 12:02 pm

      Yes, because it is 100% impossible to put a fake name

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