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Tequila Blind Tastings Bring Big Surprises

When’s the last time you were surprised by your own palate? It’s probably been a

The problem with this approach is that we rarely get beyond our known preferences

That’s why, when it comes to tequila, we love to do blind tastings

Suddenly, all the preconceived notions you get from the bottle, the marketing, your past experiences with the

As usual, the results were surprising, especially given that the majority of this group were long-time aficionados,

Our tasting events are designed in a way that makes them more than just a contest among

By averaging the overall scores (including points for aroma, flavor, finish, and value) we can show which

We can discover this, thanks to all the process data packed into the app

But the lowest, by far, was the one most commonly used with diffuser production

The tahona, which is a 2-3 ton stone wheel used to squeeze the sugars off of the

Stainless Steel stills with copper coils and copper pot stills scored the highest points

The combination of copper pot and column still clocked in a touch above average

People *always* rate tequila lower when they don’t know what they are rating

This is proof that the bottle design, brand story, and personal relationships contribute significantly to a person’

This tends to be the biggest surprise for people who participate in our blind tastings

In summary, when tasted blind, this group of serious tequila aficionados preferred traditionally made tequilas over the

The tasters said they liked the bold agave, vegetal and lactic nose, as well as the rich

In this case, their known preferences matched with their blind pick

The tasters found cooked agave, cinnamon, and anise, and one remarked that it had a “nice, light

Moving on, the tequila that scored the next highest (and very close to El Tequileno, at just 0

Tezcazul is an organic tequila made at Las Americas, NOM 1480, which produces other noteworthy products, including 4 Copas, 123

Ocho Blanco El Bajío (2018) was next, followed by Don Fulano Blanco

The tasters found a lot of agave and earth in El Bajío, as well as fruit

They remarked that it had tons of agave, with herbal notes and a long finish

Interestingly, access to fully mature agaves is what makes the entire Don Fulano lineup so special

Finally, the tequila that was least preferred, by a wide margin, was Casa Dragones Blanco, a diffuser-made

Some tasters said that it smelled floral, but most said it was medicinal and sweet, and that

So, ready to find out which tequilas you really like, free of bias and preconceptions? Take the “

Take a look at our tequila blind tasting event schedule, and register online!