Bottle of Jose Cuervo Especial Gold

Jose Cuervo Especial Gold

Type: Tequila
Brand: Jose Cuervo
Nom
1122
596 Ratings See All
$14.99
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Retail Partner Old Town Tequila

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Production Details
NOM : 1122 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : - ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Acid-Thermal Hydrolysis ,
Extraction : Diffuser ,
Water Source : - ,
Fermentation : Mixto, Stainless steel tanks, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Column ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : -

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

24
Alcohol
12
Agave (cooked)
9
Solvent
7
Acetone
5
Medicinal
5
Astringent
4
Brine/Salt
4
Sewage
3
Agave (raw)
3
Earth
3
Varnish
3
Petrol

Flavors Detected

25
Alcohol
13
Agave (cooked)
11
Solvent
9
Acetone
7
Pepper (black)
7
Varnish
6
Astringent
6
Medicinal
5
Sewage
4
Mild Ammonia
4
Petrol
3
Oak

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Badass
400 ratings
  • 24 Rating

One sniff and it took me back to college years, I couldn’t finish the shot.

Tequila Honey Badger
980 ratings
  • 33 Rating

I took this from a friend's bar with the promise to replace it with some real tequila. I didn't pour it out right away, but I should have. I took a sip and once it was in my mouth I couldn't swallow it, so spit it back into the sample glass. The nose isn't appealing, the taste isn't appealing and well you get the idea. Not recommended. Of over 420 tequilas I have rated in the app this is the bottom of the barrel as far as taste and quality.

Tequila Savant
162 ratings
  • 1 Rating

Not even for mixed drinks

Tequila Ninja
194 ratings
  • 20 Rating

Giving tequila a bad name.. Awful taste even when mixed.

Tequila Savant
196 ratings
  • 23 Rating

I don't think I could even put this in a frozen fruity margarita anymore. Let Jay Leno put it in his gas tank.

Tequila Savant
209 ratings
  • 33 Rating

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
  • 52 Rating

Initial smell was something like sour dairy. Further aroma of alcohol. Some agave, not much on flavour past a decent vodka.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 55 Rating

Mixes ok with grapefruit juice after the first 2oz.

Tequila Fanatic
18 ratings
  • 43 Rating

cooked agave, alcohol big presence in aroma. flavours again agave, moderate vanilla and very hot alcohol. A good value tequila for mixing

Tequila Fanatic
19 ratings
  • 59 Rating

College tequila. Happy Hour special tequila. To me, Well tequila. While I might have it in a margarita, I would recommend others or choose others before this tequila. Sadly, this is what many consider to be the example of tequila.

Tequila Ninja
157 ratings
  • 27 Rating

C'mon.. You are not in High school.. oops.. college anymore.

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
  • 29 Rating

Let's start out with the aroma. It's really bad. It straight up smells like an odd chemical concoction that just so happens to have hints of agave and a weak leathery smell from actual reposados. I cannot emphasize enough how strong the chemical scents are though it didn't make me gag, just question why I would put this into my body. The actual taste is horrendous. It tastes like chemically corroded agave, ethanol and acetone. There's also this sharp chemical bite that I cannot verbalize. It's quite foul. First try was particularly horrendous as I gagged and recoiled. I'm not one to be melodramatic. It was that bad. Honestly I don't have much else to say about the taste. Once you get used to it, it just tastes like an ungodly chemical fusion. This is actually undrinkable. I only finished my glass because I feel I have a strict duty to fully review the product and beLet's start out with the aroma. It's really bad. It straight up smells like an odd chemical concoction that just so happens to have hints of agave and a weak leathery smell from actual reposados. I cannot emphasize enough how strong the chemical scents are though it didn't make me gag, just question why I would put this into my body. The actual taste is horrendous. It tastes like chemically corroded agave, ethanol and acetone. There's also this sharp chemical bite that I cannot verbalize. It's quite foul. First try was particularly horrendous as I gagged and recoiled. I'm not one to be melodramatic. It was that bad. Honestly I don't have much else to say about the taste other than once you get used to it you realize they poured a lot of sugar into this to pretend it tastes sweet. This is actually undrinkable. I only finished my glass because I feel I have a strict duty to fully review the product and be fair. Maybe there'd be something to like here. But definitely not. The finish isn't much better. There's a peculiar, harsh burn going down along with an unnatural bitterness. My lips stung from drinking this. But there are two saving graces. The first is the obvious, very artificial caramel flavoring they've added which provides a much needed respite from the chemical junk that attacks the senses in the body. The second is a surprisingly white pepper finish that makes the insane bitter end bearable. All things told the finish is miles above the initial flavors but that is such a low bar it's not worth much. The best thing I can say about this is that it smells better than it tastes. Please avoid this. It actually tastes more like corrosive poison than tequila. I'm not saying this just to hate on a major brand. I recently tried Cazadores and thought it was decent. But this? Absolutely no redeeming qualities. They should be ashamed of selling this.

Tequila Connoisseur
60 ratings
  • 45 Rating

A tequila that most folks identify by name as the embodiment of the tequila spirit, which is furthest from the truth. A bad mixto tequila or a go-to if you don't care about having a good evening.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 75 Rating

This is tequila that we mix with diet coke, ice and twist of line. l call this mix as a Golden Coke.

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 34 Rating

On the nose it’s reminiscent of paint thinner.

Tequila Connoisseur
74 ratings
  • 20 Rating

Bad

Tequila Savant
254 ratings
  • 56 Rating

Not much to say, mixto, diffuser, additives, headaches. Not a bad nose, harsh flavoring

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 68 Rating

Lime and salt ok

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 19 Rating

Just awful tastes like puke

Tequila Ninja
99 ratings
  • 8 Rating

The absolute worst of the worst. Anyone who drinks this is devoid of any intellect or sense of taste

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 41 Rating

Only slightly better than the blanco. Makes you remember why so many people cringe at the mention of tequila. bring a lime and some salt, and probably a bucket to puke in afterwards

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 37 Rating

Ah, the bottom of the barrel tequila (unless you consider ElToro tequila) is one that I wish would vanish. I wouldn't even drink it over gin (I hate gin). The fact that most bars in the Northern and Eastern US have this shit at the bar is reason for me to exit the establishment. Remember: friends don't let friends drink bad tequila.

Tequila Aficionado
54 ratings
  • 23 Rating

Scary at smell you know this is bad stuff, I don't think this should be considered a tequila. The taste does not give difference in blends just burn and agave taste not the good memory kind either. Finish just burns and burns with an aftertaste to talk about and put away the bottle knowing it was an unfortunate situation to taste it straight.

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 3 Rating

A distillation of the stench of human failure. This single bottling has done more to ruin the reputation of one of the world’s great spirits than all other putrid offerings combined. If Cuervo were to release a blend that was a dead ringer for Fortaleza at a fifth of the price, I would still refuse to give money to the company that delayed me from enjoying what has become my favorite drink for forty years.

Tequila Connoisseur
59 ratings
  • 48 Rating

God, I just had to buy a bottle of this shit just to remind me of the hell I put myself through when I was young, naive, and ignorant. But also to satisfy my curiosity and see if this shit has improved. This shit kept me away from Tequila for over 20 years. This shit is so horrible and it hasn’t improved in anyway. On the nose: smells like shit and bad memories. The taste and finish: more shit, hangovers and regrets. Will not recommend, drink or buy again. I could have rated lower based on my personal experience but figured it wouldn’t make a difference. Caramel coloring added (E-150 or Class 1)

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about

Crushed Agave
Jan 16, 2015

Jose Cuervo Tequila Celebrates 220th Anniversary With Limited Edition Metallic Bottles

Jose Cuervo have announced the launch of two commemorative Jose Cuervo Especial Gold and Silver bottles, in celebration of their 220th year.

The Tequila Tourist
Oct 28, 2012

Review #211 - Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Gold (Mixto)

I come to sampling this strictly out of curiosity of what the world's best selling mixto tastes like.