Blue Nectar Tequila is the latest agave spirit to cross our desk and a relative newcomer to the market. It launched near the end of 2011 in the tequila hotbed that is… Michigan, and since then it’s expanded to a handful of other states, including Colorado, Florida, Illinois and Texas. They currently offer three expressions — Silver, Reposado and a Special Reserve — which is an aged tequila infused with natural spices.
Regardless of where a tequila company receives its mail, what matters is where they source the agave and how they produce the spirit. In this case, Blue Nectar Silver is distilled at Tequila Selecto de Amatitán (NOM 1459) in the central lowlands of Jalisco — the same distillery that produces a bevy of other tequilas — though not many that we’re familiar with. It’s triple-distilled and bottled straight from the still. Let’s take a closer look.
On the nose, Blue Nectar Silver Tequila is full of clean, roasted agave, with notes of mild vanilla and spice. Take a sip and there are fresh green pepper and grassy vegetal qualities mingling with cinnamon, more vanilla and a savory note somewhere in the middle. The finish is cooked agave and mild spice.
Overall, Blue Nectar Silver is a nicely-balanced tequila that’s fairly indicative of a lowland-produced tequila. It’s fresh and flavorful, and while we personally prefer a bit stronger of an agave bite, this one is smooth, easy drinking and hits a lot of good marks.
– 40% ABV
CE Rating: ★★★