Unpleasant at best
As a MASSIVE tequila fan, I thought I would give this one a go - I had heard that it was great value but, as far as tasting notes went, all I could seem to find on the internet were Speciality Brands' own notes (runner bean nose, peppery palate, white chocolate, blah blah blah), followed by the suggestion (again penned by Speciality Brands) that if I didn't like this tequila, I may as well give up drinking tequila, since Tapatio Blanco is the ESSENCE of what a blanco should be...
Well, Speciality Brands, I can assure you that I will not be giving up tequila, since it is my spirit of choice. What I WILL be giving up is Tapatio Blanco. It is, quite simply, an extremely unpleasant tequila. I thought I would give it a fair try, so had it straight, with sangrita, in a margarita, etc. etc. etc. but one simple fact kept rearing its ugly head... It tastes "chemically", almost a soapy flavour which, I can assure you, is not what I look for in a tequila.
I was surprised by my complete distaste for this spirit and decided to recheck the online comments that had led me to try this in the first place. When I checked these, I noticed something striking... ALL of the reviews mentioned how good the tequila was FOR THE PRICE!! When I looked at the prices they were talking about, it was US$25 for a 1 litre bottle!!!!! Put simply, this is cheap tequila and tastes like it. Incredibly unpleasant and nothing I did to it seemed to make it any better. So bad, in fact, that this is the first and only bottle of spirit that has ever gone in my bin with over half a bottle remaining! Avoid.
7th February 2014