Looking at the bottle above, you might expect Inspiro to be a vodka. I promise this is not but rather a blanco tequila, which launched in the U.S. in late 2021. The brand was founded by Mara Smith, a former Chicago attorney, who fell in love with tequila and recruited Ana Maria Romero Mena to create this blanco for her. Made from 100% agave, the brand still consists of only the blanco expression.
Let’s give it a try.
Moderate but present agave gives the nose an immediate greenness, with white pepper and light notes of bergamot and tea leaf present. The palate is bright and a little steely, with mineral notes kicking off the experience. A pop of vanilla emerges later in the game, tempered by a distinct note of lime leaf, more white pepper, and a squeeze of lemon. Very straightforward and very clean, this would be your perfect everyday, go-to blanco… if it wasn’t so pricey. That issue aside, love it.
80 proof. NOM 1614.
A- / $53 / shopinspirotequila.com