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January 3, 2018

Review: Blue Iguana Silver Tequila

by Jeff Ellingson

Blue Iguana Silver Tequila is produced at Distilarora del Valle de Tequila with 100% blue agave grown in both the Highland and Lowland Regions.  The agave is hand selected when the brix sugar content is between 23-28.  The agave hearts are steam roasted in century old traditional brick ovens for 36-54 hours.  Next one half of the roasted agave hearts are pressure cooked in a 20 ton autoclave for 15 hours.  After cooling for 9 hours they are shredded in a mill.  The agave juice is fermented for 36 hours in a stainless steel tank, and double distilled in pot stills.The aroma is cooked agave and spice with a savory herbal backing.  The sweet agave and green pepper entry is joined by vanilla, building to a bright citrus peak.  It fades oily with mineral joining the citrus and vanilla.  Agave, zucchini, and jalapeno pepper flavor arrive on the warm bittersweet finish, that leaves a healthy sting with vanilla, mint, and licorice taste.

Blue Iguana Margarita

1 Oz. Blue Iguana Silver Tequila

1 Oz. Cointreau

1/2 Oz. Peach Schnapps

1/2 Oz. Blue Curacao

2 Oz. Agave Nectar

2 Oz. Lime Juice

Blend with Crushed Ice

Garnish With a Lime Twist

NOM: 1438

Region: Highland and Lowland

40% Alcohol

Score: 88

Award: Silver Medal

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