Hornitos

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1102

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Chiharu Ono
Tequila Savant
227 ratings

Juan Carlos Martin Roaro
Tequila Phenom
325 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
660 ratings

Nose: Caramel, vanilla, dark cherry candy, raw oak, a finely ground pepper note, and a hint of bandaid. Flavor: Heavy handed oak presence: whiskey oak, new oak, bourbon oak. Almost acrid pepper and barrel spices, with vanilla sweetness weaving its way through the flavors. Not much agave that I can find. But I’m not totally hating this either... Finish : Some bitterness, a dry sensation to the finish, and dominated by more oak and wood: I get a flavor reminiscent of sucking on a pencil.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
391 ratings

Doesn’t smell like anything, tastes like cake, long and sweet aftertaste is really nice to win new “tequila” drinkers. I am a bit conflicted about this category, I appreciate the doors it’s opening but the snob in me wants to hate it!!

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
391 ratings

This product is clearly leaning on the companies whisky making expertise, it’s a really good Añejo considering the base ingredient. Classic example of how the use of oak can mask blemishes in a Blanco.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
391 ratings

Oak improves this juice remarkably well, covers up the chemical qualities I get from the Blanco. Shoot away.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
391 ratings

This product exists to get 100% agave into the faces of the masses and I appreciate the reach but that’s where the appreciation ends. The nose is pleasant enough but the flavour and finish are rubbish, tastes like someone used chemicals to make something that resembles tequila.

John Welch
Tequila Honey Badger
1043 ratings

Offered by a friend, who is not a tequila drinker. Medicinal nose with pine. On entry this is smooth enough but instantly devolves into chemical bitterness. Sets a baseline for bad. One shot was enough. If you rate this 80 or 90, you literally need to get out more.

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
660 ratings

Heavy wood nose with fruit, nuts and spices. Flavor slaps you with a bitter resin note. Fruit and agave are overpowered by the heavy oak and bourbon flavors. A little caramel is attempting to peak through.

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FoodBev Media
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Debuted on Mexican Independence Day, the product is 100% blue agave tequila that has been aged and filtered to produce an ‘exceptionally smooth and crystal clear añejo’.

Forbes
Aug 02, 2015

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So you want to make a tequila? Good luck with that.

The Drinks Report
Mar 24, 2015

Hornitos Spiced Honey launches in US

Beam Suntory's newest on-trend offering is Hornitos Tequila Spiced Honey, which features 100% blue agave Hornitos Plata Tequila infused with natural honey flavour and a special spice blend.

Shanken News Daily
May 21, 2014

Tequila’s Rise Driven By 100%-Agave Entries While Cuervo Struggles

Driven by the continuing expansion of the 100%-agave segment, the U.S. Tequila market continues to carve out solid growth.

Cool Material
Apr 04, 2014

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May 03, 2012

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