Review: Siempre Tequila Plata

Review: Siempre Tequila Plata

Siempre is that rarest of tequila brands: One which is headquartered in Canada.

The tequila of course comes from Mexico, specifically near the town of Jesus Maria in Jalisco’s Valle region — which, as the name implies, makes this a Lowlands-based spirit.

Siempre has a full line of tequilas on the market now, but we received only the unaged blanco (billed as a Plata by the company) for review. Thoughts follow.

The nose is bright and heavy with lemon pepper, and herbal character that almost evokes bitter quinine developing in the glass. I get hints of slightly smoky burnt toast here, too. On the palate, the tequila is appropriately fresh and lightly creamy, almost buttery at times, making for a quite silky body. Fresh agave and more citrus leads the way to a finish that hints at coconut, but on the whole the experience is quite clean and gentle. All told, it’s a versatile tequila that’s fine on its own, and which would work beautifully as a mixer.

80 proof.

B+ / $38 / 

Siempre Tequila Plata




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. Gary Mastro on October 26, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    If you had your eyes closed and you took a sniff and a sip of this stuff there’s no way you’d ever know there’s a drop of agave in the glass. You might guess it’s some kind of new brandy due to the spice on the nose and the finish because there ain’t a hint of agave that comes through.

    I guess if would make an interesting mixer but if you wanted a nice slurp of cactus you’d choose differently.

    No bueno.

    No surprise I bought it at Grocery Outlet, really. Where, by the way, I have found many simply tremendous deals on tequila. This was a miss, in my mind.

    Not altogether lacking in flavor, just a huge tangent from typically enjoyed agave drippings.

    • Alexandre M Lacroix on April 29, 2024 at 8:44 am

      Hi Gary! Something seems off – shoot me a note and let me see if I can make up for it!

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