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May 26, 2017

Review: Azteca Azul Plata Tequila

by Jeff Ellingson

Azteca Azul Plata Tequila is produced at Tequila Supremo, commercially known as Casa Camarena.  I have also seen this tequila sold as Azteca Azul Silver Tequila.  Owned by La Familia Camarena, the distillery was founded in 1938 by Augustin Camarena in 1938.  This distillery also makes tequila for the Camarena, and Maracame brands.  Azteca Azul Plata is made with 100% blue agave that is cooked and cooled in traditional brick furnaces in a process that takes 48 hours to complete.  The distillery has developed a process known as Zero D which ensures the distillery emits no waste.  The aroma is cooked agave and herbs and citrus, with a black licorice and mint backing.  The sweet earthy agave and artichoke entry is joined by bright citrus flavor.  It fades with bitter grapefruit rind and mineral taste and finishes semidry and oily with charcoal flavor and a warm peppery sting.

NOM: 1456

Region: Highlands

40% Alcohol

Score: 87

Award: Bronze Medal

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