Review: Hornitos Spiced Honey Tequila

Review: Hornitos Spiced Honey Tequila

Hornitos Spiced Honey Bottle ImageThe flavored tequila world isn’t necessarily the most successful one out there. Most offerings in this space are tolerable at best.

Hornitos Spiced Honey is a more ambitious product than the Hornitos Lime Shot that came before it — lime-flavored tequila isn’t much of a stretch — adding honey and a blend of spices to standard blanco Hornitos.

The nose offers a slightly sweet take on dense agave, vegetal notes balanced by what at first seems more like apple cider than honey. On the palate, it’s quite sweet, with notes of pineapple, ripe pear, and indistinct spices — gingerbread character, with a backing of toasted marshmallow.

The palate is as sweet as expected, with notes not just of honey but of milk chocolate and a bit of cinnamon. Some coffee notes emerge with time, and the herbal agave character shows its face as things open up. Not so much pungent as it is mildly sultry, the agave meshes fairly well with the honey and the spice notes — though these don’t really add much aside from a layer of sweetness atop an otherwise straightforward blanco.

70 proof.

B- / $18 /

Hornitos Spiced Honey 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. Vicki W on September 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I find this tequila to be a lovely change. It is excellent mixed with iced tea or alone with ice. I personally could not do that with any other tequila. We love it.

  2. Dan L on October 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    have a sniffer of it as i type. terrific! lovely balance of sweetness and strength

    afraid its not being continued – apity.

  3. Janice Stiffler on November 30, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Hornitos Spiced Honey is my favorite. I add fresh lime and it is heavenly !!

  4. Emily on January 2, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Fantastic product!! Very disappointed this tequila is being discontinued!!!! Please PLEASE start producing this Hornitos Spiced Honey Tequila in 2018 !!!

  5. Angela on September 14, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Aloso very disappointed this tequila is being discontinued. I LOVE this tequila. Very smooth and easy to drink. One of my favorites.

  6. pat dixon on September 18, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Hate a word I hardly us that this is being discontinued Please bring it back!!!!!!!

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