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Santo Fino Tequila

Jalisco (Ciénega)
Nom 1107

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Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
852 ratings

Rob Gerard
Tequila Savant
235 ratings

Aroma: once I get past the initial hit of alcohol, there’s a pleasant caramel sweetness along with a healthy amount of oak. I also smell a little bit of vanilla and coconut Flavor: a surprising amount of black pepper followed by some oak, cooked agave, and citrus notes. Not overwhelmingly complex but not hard to drink either. Finish: very short and watery. Doesn’t leave a whole lot of flavor behind.

Scott Sampson
Tequila Savant
230 ratings

Doug Price
Tequila Phenom
399 ratings

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Phenom
346 ratings

Santo Fino Blanco 110 - I know quite a bit about high proof blanco tequilas but what did I know about Santo Fino? Almost nothing. I knew it was a celebrity brand that involved Sammy Hagar and Guy Fieri. I knew that Sammy Hagar created Cabo Wabo tequila in the late 90s but eventually sold it. So why try Santo Fino now? I recently watched Guy Fieri speak about Santo Fino Tequila with knowledge and passion with a trusted tequila connoisseur. I then found the high proof blanco on a local shelf so now I’m going to give it a review. - On the nose I get some vegetal and cooked agave notes that’s carried by some alcohol vapors. There’s a skosh of sweetness but the vegetal essence appears again and the scents continue to rotate. - On the first sip I can feel the alcohol tingle on my lips and then my palate. There’s some natural agave sweetness that hits up front and then it turns into black pepper and alcohol but not overly so. It’s not bitter and I didn’t detect any tastes of solvents. It was a strong first sip but with how strong it was it was equally clean of defects. After that sip I then detected some additional scents of citrus, green olive brine and some white almonds. The second sip is sweeter and the buttery cooked agave is more pronounced. The black pepper is still very present but it was more mid-palate. The pepper continues into the finish but it subsides into a tingle on the tongue with lingering sweetness. - Overall this is a strong agave blanco that’s slightly alcohol forward with a nice punchy finish. This tequila isn’t smooth but that’s a good thing. It’s a quality high proof blanco.

Tom Harrison
Tequila Savant
211 ratings

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
1403 ratings

ChristineH Tequila.Diva
Tequila Badass
410 ratings

tasted summer 2022

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Badass
485 ratings

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Apr 06, 2023

Is Your Tequila Full of Shit?

An estimated 70 percent of all tequila contains undisclosed additives, like vanilla extract and aspartame. One couple is on a mission to change that.

May 17, 2021

The Story of the OG Celebrity Tequila, Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo

“We went to Tequila and I tried 100 percent agave tequila for the first time — it just blew my mind,” recalls Hagar.

Robb Report
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The Problem With Celebrity-Backed Tequilas

Stars are following in the footsteps of George Clooney's hit with Casamigos, and the spirit may not be better for it.

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Santo Fino Full Line - Kind Of Bland, But Clean And Easy To Drink

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Jul 27, 2020

Every Celebrity Wants to Make a Tequila — Here’s Why

Is this a trend that’s driven purely by financial incentives, whether to cash in like Clooney and company, or to profit from America’s increasing appreciation of the spirit?