Review: El Jimador Tequila Reposado / by Jason Hambrey

Reposado (2 - 12 months)
100% Blue Agave
Distiller Brown Forman Tequila Mexico (Amatitan, Mexico)

At the Mexico airport duty free, I tasted countless tequilas, and the bottle I chose to go away with was this El Jimador – one of the cheapest offerings, but a nice clean distillate. A jimador is a type of Mexican farmer who harvests agave plants. Like many tequilas, it is made from 100% blue agave - known as the best type of agave for making tequila. El Jimador is a Brown Forman brand (they also own Jack Daniels and Canadian Mist).

Review (2016)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: ~2016

Beef jerky, citrusy, and some brilliant oranges, agave, fresh fennel, cumin, and menthol. I do love the vegetal and spicy character of tequila. Jalapeno juice, peppermint, green cardamom…The palate has lots of pepper notes, mustard, full of agave and more black pepper and beef jerky.  Finishes with some black pepper, more agave, and arugula and spinach.  It’s not brimming with complexity, but it is extremely clean and there aren’t any negative notes which I often find with cheaper tequilas. My choice mixer for a soft tequila in cocktails.

Value: Average. One of the better cheaper tequilas.