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May 30, 2017

Review: Bribon Blanco Tequila

by Jeff Ellingson

Bribon Blanco Tequila was created by Palm Bay International in partnership with Casa Don Roberto. This family has been making tequila since 1840 and opened this distillery in 1924.  They currently also produce Don Roberto, Huizache, and the 88 Tequila brands.  In Mexico a Bribon was a wildly charismatic and courageous man about town.  Bribon Blanco Tequila is made from 100% Blue agave grown for 7-10 years and harvested by hand.  Once harvested the agaves are taken to the distillery where they are cooked for 18 hours at 100 degrees Celsius and then shredded.  The juice is fermented in tanks at a consistent 32 degrees Celsius using a proprietary yeast developed by Don Roberto.  The tequila is double distilled utilizing a process that combines pot still distillate with column still distillate.The aroma is tropical fruit, agave, and vanilla buttercream with a jalapeno pepper, orange and cherry backing.  The sweet agave and pineapple entry is joined by cherry coconut cream flavor.  It fades with creamy vanilla caramel taste.  The finish is warm and semidry with mineral texture and a mild peppery sting, with orange citrus and cherry blossom taste.  Bribon Blanco Tequila is a well made tequila that is priced to mix, but it is crafted smooth enough to sip.

NOM: 1437

Region: Lowlands

40% Alcohol

Score: 92

Award: Gold Medal

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