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.
B+ / $38 / siempretequila.com
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 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.