Review: Tequila Alacran Blanco

Review: Tequila Alacran Blanco

Tequila Alacran (Spanish for “scorpion”) was launched in 2010 and has slowly been expanding its U.S. footprint ever since. The 100% agave brand, sourced from Highlands agave and column-distilled, is notable for the opaque, black bottle in which the blanco is presented, which makes for a striking and decidedly new-school presentation. While a variety of other expressions have been released, today we’re just looking at the unaged, silver expression.

Thoughts follow.

The nose is somewhat unusual for blanco tequila, offering a whiff of coconut and mesquite alongside the more traditional lemon and white pepper notes. Mild aromas of cut grass also emerge, though at times the expression can offer a slightly industrial character.

The body is light on its feet, lemon pepper prominent along with some traditional lightly herbal notes driven by the agave. On the finish, a faint mint chocolate note is evident, while the fade-out showcases a slightly earthy bite that lingers on the tongue.

All told, this is a solid “utility” tequila that offers enough originality to maintain sustained interest — but which isn’t so weird as to mess up your margarita. And it’s not at all like sipping on a scorpion.

80 proof.

A- / $42

Tequila Alacran Blanco




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. Joshua Herzig-Marx on July 21, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Utility tequila, not vodka? (Last paragraph)

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