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November 13, 2017

Review: Blue Nectar Silver Tequila

by Jeff Ellingson

Blue Nectar Silver Tequila was introduced October 2011 in Colorado and Michigan.  Since then distribution has expanded.  Blue Nectar is the result of a father and son with a shared love for tequila.  It started with a birthday ritual of gifting exceptional tequilas, and resulted in the creation of their own brand.  Blue Nectar is made from 100% blue agave, estate grown for 8-10 years in the volcanic soils of a 1700 hectares field, adjacent to the distillery, at an elevation of 4139 feet.  The pinas are slow cooked and cooled for 24 hours in an autoclave.  Once the juice is extracted it is fermented for 3-5 days in stainless steel tanks and then triple distilled.    The aroma is roasted agave, vanilla cream, herbs, pepper, and zucchini.  The sweet agave entry has vanilla, earthy agave, herbs, and citrus notes.  It fades with roasted agave flavor and a sprinkle of cinnamon and black pepper.  The finish is warm, oily, and smooth with creamy bright vanilla taste.  Who said three distillations will take the flavor out of a tequila?  Blue Nectar Silver Tequila may have more fresh herb taste than any tequila I’ve tasted.  The highlight for me was the silky smooth finish, with a bright vanilla custard exclamation point, serving as the perfect mic drop.

Amour de Amatitan

1.5 Oz. Blue Nectar Silver Tequila

.75 Oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.75 Oz. Crème de Cacao

2 Dashes Orange Bitters

NOM: 1459

Region: Lowlands

40% Alcohol

Score: 91

Award: Gold Medal

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