Jose Cuervo

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1122
Previous Distilleries: 1104

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John Welch
Tequila Honey Badger
1007 ratings

I find the single malt Irish Whiskey finish to be odd with conflicting elements from the light malted barley grain flavors and the agave and whiskey notes of the new char American barrel. It gives an almost syrup overtone from the sweet Irish elements. It's very odd to me for a Cuervo product. New to market following the Blanco and the Tradicional Reposado, this has new Cuervo line philosophy all over it. Smooth and sweet some will love the vanilla bean, caramel, malt flavors present. I guess Cuervo saw DJ Buchanan's as a success?

Craig Macadang
Tequila Wizard
930 ratings

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Ninja
135 ratings

TMM says that JC Tradicional is diffuser and column still. The bottle claims clay ovens and 2x distilled in copper stills. It tastes diffuser because there are notes that I don’t usually find in other tequilas and I drink a lot of blancos, the purest form of tequila. Try it before you buy it. There are excellent tequilas in this price range.

Don Heiser
Tequila Boss
541 ratings

John Welch
Tequila Honey Badger
1007 ratings

Tried it because it was there.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
383 ratings

This is a lot better than I remember or probably give it credit for, it’s got agave notes in all the right places. The column still is likely the culprit for stripping away all the personality but it makes a decent margarita.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
383 ratings

Nose and flavour are really heavy on barrel influence and light on agave, not the profile I’m looking for. Cardamom and orange make me think this might be a great holiday sipper, it’s really light and wouldn’t take much to bully off your taste buds.

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Ninja
196 ratings

Grover Sanschagrin
Tequila Wizard
818 ratings

Earth, soil, black pepper and a slight rubber-like aroma. Nice solid mouthfeel and natural agave sweetness. (Tasted blind.)

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The Spirits Business
Apr 23, 2020

Jose Cuervo finishes Tequila in Irish whiskey barrels

Tequila brand Jose Cuervo has expanded its Tradicional portfolio with the addition of an añejo expression that was finished in Irish single malt whiskey barrels.
Jul 24, 2018

Process Matters in Tequila Production. Here’s the Proof.

For years we’ve been saying “process matters”, and that each choice made during the production process will find its way into the finished product. Now we have proof.

The Spirits Business
Jun 12, 2018

Tequila boom creates more million-case brands

Diageo’s Don Julio Tequila has smashed through the million-case sales barrier for the first time, Brand Champions data has revealed.

Food & Wine
Jan 18, 2018

The Town of Tequila Is Ready for Its Close-up

Despite the global popularity of its namesake beverage, Tequila has been overlooked as a tourist destination—until now.

Shanken News Daily
Jan 02, 2018

Top 25 Spirits Brands Post Impressive Rise In 2017

Tequila remains ascendant in the U.S., with 100%-agave expressions still leading the way. Market leader Jose Cuervo appears to have taken a small step back last year, slipping 1.5%, but Patrón (+8%) and Sauza (+12%) were up significantly.

Yahoo Finance
Feb 28, 2017

Mexico's Jose Cuervo reports dramatic slump in Q4 profit

Mexico's Jose Cuervo , the world's biggest tequila maker, reported a 48.5 percent slump in profit in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the year earlier period, the company said.

Mexico News Daily
Feb 09, 2017

Cuervo goes public, raises 18 billion pesos

Tequila maker José Cuervo went public yesterday, raising 18.363 billion pesos, about US $910 million, exceeding expectations by at least 3 billion pesos. - See more at:

Jan 23, 2017

Mexico's Jose Cuervo plans to raise up to $1 billion in February IPO: sources

Jose Cuervo, the world's biggest tequila producer, is planning a Feb. 8 pricing for its delayed initial public offering (IPO) in a bid to raise up to $1 billion, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Sep 27, 2016

Venerable tequila maker Jose Cuervo aims for $1 billion IPO

Mexico's Jose Cuervo, the world's largest tequila producer, on Tuesday announced its long-awaited initial public offering, which could raise up to $1 billion, another sign of a wider revival in Latin American stock flotations.