We first reviewed Yéyo Tequila Silver way back in 2010. Can anyone even remember 2010? Us neither. And that’s probably what Yéyo is hoping because somewhere along the way the brand ceased to exist. But if that news just made you sad, worry not. They just relaunched late this year. Yéyo now comes in a slightly different package than its predecessor and in three different bottles sizes. It’s still made from 100% blue agave by the same distillery but with a few new production details. Says Yéyo:
The formula for Yéyo starts with care for the earth. We harvest only the best-aged agave plants from a single estate, using no added chemicals or pesticides.
The magic is made when we slowly roast the agave for 72 hours in traditional brick ovens to bring out exceptional flavor and sweetness. After fermenting for 200 hours with the sweet serenade of Spanish classical music to relax the juice, we double distill in copper still pots for a cleaner and crisper finish. What has evolved is a tequila made for tequila drinkers.
What does 200 hours of Spanish classical music do to a tequila? Let’s find out!
The aroma still shows lots of citrus, lemon peel and orange zest, but there’s a soft floral note here, too, and traces of sweet, roasted agave. Citrus dominates on the palate with some initial lemony sweetness that quickly fades to herbs, wet grass, and just a touch of hearth smoke. The finish is clean with a reprise of that initial brightness and a lingering bit of orange Jolly Rancher. As with the first Yéyo, this one is a friend to any Margherita or Paloma, but it also stands nicely on its own if you’re looking for a sipper. Not sure why Yeyo left us, but it’s back and good as ever. Maybe all tequila should be made with classical music.
A- / $47 / yeyotequila.com