Tuesday, May 10, 2011

(Review) Patron Silver 100% Agave Tequila 80 Proof

Mystique: 1-10 points
Score: 6
Currently the douchebag drink of choice

Color: 1-10 points
Score: 9
perfectly clear

Scent: 1-10 points
Score: 6
Barely agave / No smell

Initial Impression: 1-10 points
Score: 5
Nice Bottle / douchey reputation

Mouthfeel: 1-10 points
Score: 8
No oil /disappears quickly

Taste: 1-10 x 4 points
Score: 20
Woody Cedar? / No Burn / bad aftertaste

Raw score total: 54

Bonus Points: Value 1-10 points
Score: 3
$40 for a 750ml overpriced for lack of flavor there are much better premium tequilas

Total Score: 57 points

It appears this Tequila is very popular with the Jersey Shore crowd and while I like that tequila is gaining a little popularity I can't say I like the Douche-bag Patrol being associated with it. I do understand why they like it though as it has almost no flavor and smell. I expect as much from the crowd that drinks premium vodka as a mixer. In short, this is Tequila for Sissies, over-refined and laking flavor. To be less harsh I could say that if you don't like tequila or you don't like to taste your alcohol in your drink then this tequila might be for you. To me it’s only flavor is like the cedar chips you put in a hamster cage. After checking their website (which is very nice and full of pictures) I see they ferment the Agave in wooden barrels which is probably where it picks up that taste. I hope their anejo is tastier and ill have to try that at a later date. If you're looking for a premium tequila look elsewhere as this is one I don't think can stand on it's own on the rocks. As a shooter with lime and salt it loses all flavor completely. Maybe it's the lack of flavor making it popular, or maybe its just that name is a bit easier to pronounce.

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