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El Mayor Tequila Review

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They say a distillery is only as good as its blanco. And our unaged, 100% Blue Agave tequila delivers with a crisp, light body, a hint of pepper and a bevy of accolades to match.El Mayor
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El Mayor Blanco Tequila


  • DISTILLER: El Mayor
  • MASH BILL: 100% Blue Agave
  • AGE: Unrested / Unaged
  • YEAR: 2018 | Batch 293 | Bottle 65
  • PROOF: 80 (40% ABV)
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • BUY ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com
NOSE: Smells like tequila highlighted by some floral notes and roasted agave.

TASTE: Very smooth and easy to sip. Lots of agave and some heavy vanilla notes.

FINISH: Tequilas typically don’t have the longer finish that you usually get with bourbon and some other spirits. The finish on this was short and clean. There wasn’t much that stuck around on my palate. Maybe a hint of light pepper or spice. It had a smooth and clean finish that didn’t leave much on my palate. Maybe it’s me but I just don’t get a finish from tequila that I get from bourbon.

SHARE WITH: Everyone. This is a good Blanco. It’s very versatile. Drink it straight, over ice, shoot it, mix it in a cocktail, or pair it with food. The sky is the limit. It’s a good product and it’s very approachable at the price.

WORTH THE PRICE: Yes. At $24.99 for a 750 ml bottle this bottle isn’t a bottom shelf refugee but it’s also not the most expensive tequila around. This would be a welcome addition to your home bar if you are a tequila drinker.

BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: It may not be a Blanco that stands out but it is very smooth and it’s one of the better Blanco representations that I’ve had.

OVERALL: This is a good Blanco. It’s very smooth, and works for sipping or cocktails.

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100% Blue Agave tequila aged in white oak barrels for nine months, which is seven months longer than the industry standard. Giving it an elegantly structured and balanced taste with a remarkably smooth finish.El Mayor
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El Mayor Reposado Tequila


  • DISTILLER: El Mayor
  • MASH BILL: 100% Blue Agave
  • AGE: 9 Months
  • YEAR: 2018 | Batch 230 | Bottle 146
  • PROOF: 80 (40% ABV)
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • BUY ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com
NOSE: Bright and crisp nose with some hints of pear.

TASTE: This isn’t your typical tequila when it comes to taste. There is a lot going on with this but none of it really stood out to me. I got hints of Coconut, Vanilla, Honey, as well as a bit of light fruit.

FINISH: I know I’ve said it before but there isn’t much of a finish.

SHARE WITH: Tequila fans and anyone who thinks they might be. This is a good Reposado. It’s not my favorite but it’s also not expensive and once again, a good value for a Reposado aged seven months longer than the industry standard. You can sip it, or you can mix it and not feel bad. It’s got more going on than the Blanco representation but not in a bad way. The extra time in the white oak barrels really shows when compared to the Blanco.

WORTH THE PRICE: At $24.99 for a 750 ml bottle locally it’s worth a try if you want something a bit different than most of the mass produced stuff.

BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: It’s good and it’s pretty cheap. I’ve spent more on a glass of reposado neat at a restaurant.

OVERALL: This is a solid Reposado. When you factor in the low price, it makes it even better. The barrel aging process is evident here, where the Blanco was very forward on the palate with lots of vanilla and sweetness, the Reposado is much more complex but it also makes it harder to nail down the specific flavors. You can tell the effect the extra time in the barrel really changes this tequila.

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Designed for slow, contemplative sipping, our 100% Blue Agave tequila is aged in white oak barrels for 18 to 36 months to provide a sophisticatedly smooth product.El Mayor
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El Mayor Anejo Tequila


  • DISTILLER: El Mayor
  • MASH BILL: 100% Blue Agave
  • AGE: 18 to 36 Months
  • YEAR: 2018 | Batch 196 | Bottle 245
  • PROOF: 80 (40% ABV)
  • MSRP: $30.00
  • BUY ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com
NOSE: Roasted agave | Hints of Oak | Maple

TASTE: Very smooth and easy to sip. Lots of agave and some heavy vanilla notes.

FINISH: Very smooth and a much longer finish than the Blanco and the Reposado. Roasted agave and buttery caramel

SHARE WITH: Everyone. This is a good sipping tequila. It’s extremely approachable. Drink this one neat and enjoy it slowly. This is a good product and it’s priced very competitively.

WORTH THE PRICE: Yes. At $30 for a 750 ml bottle this one can hold it’s own

BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: Bottle. It’s an aged tequila for $30. Go get a bottle.

OVERALL: I like this one. It’s very smooth, and works for sipping. I much prefer the Anejo over both the Blanco and the Reposado.

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Disclaimer: El Mayor & Luxco provided Bourbon & Banter with a sample of their product for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.


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Brent Joseph

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Brent was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism, he moved back to Indy where he eventually resurrected his family's brand of all beef kosher style hot dogs and opened a restaurant, King David Dogs, in downtown Indianapolis. When he's not juggling the many duties of an entrepreneur, he can usually be found relaxing at home with his wife, their twin boys, and their two dogs. Brent is a member of the Bourbon Society of Indianapolis, a BBQ enthusiast, and a cigar aficionado. Three things that are even better when enjoyed together with good friends. If Brent is not talking about bourbon, he's probably talking about sports, in particular, NFL football and Kansas Jayhawks basketball. You can follow his blog, BBQ and Bourbon here: http://bbqbourbon.tumblr.com/.

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