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February 9, 2018

Review: Grand Mayan Silver Tequila

by Jeff Ellingson

Grand Mayan Silver Tequila is made from 100% estate grown Weber Blue agave from the Lowland region, and natural spring water.  The spirit is slow distilled three times and bottled in a hand-made ceramic talavera bottle crafted by Mexican artists.  Each decanter bakes for 8 hours before it is hand painting and numbered.  Grand Mayan is made at Corporativo Destileria Santa Lucia.  This distillery has produced tequila for over 70 years and it is where several other tequila brands are crafted.  These brands include El Capo, Amate, El Destilador, and Tierra Azteca.The aroma is fresh roasted herbal agave, vanilla, cream, and citrus with a mint backing.  The sweet and citrus entry has a soft and creamy mouth feel with vanilla cream and lime flavor.  Agave with chocolate and caramel arrive at the midpoint followed by spearmint.  The fade is semidry and oily with gentle warmth.  It finishes semidry, bittersweet, and mineral, with lime peel, green vegetation, and mint toothpick taste and a sprinkle of pepper.  Grand Mayan Silver Tequila has more going for it than just its pretty bottle.  What’s inside is pretty special too.

NOM: 1173

Lowland Region

40% Alcohol

Score: 91

Award: Gold Medal

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