Familia Camarena Silver Tequila 750mL

Alright back to our previously schedule continuation of Tequila’s and other lighter South American spirits. This week we try out Camarena Silver which unlike the last two tequila’s we reviewed is one I actually like.

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This is the kind of tequila where if it was about 3 dollars cheaper I’d be singing it’s praises like New Amsterdam, because it ultimately has a nice taste to it. and unlike the last 2 entries – has an actual taste at all without being too powerful that you can’t even stomach the tequila.

This is another one on the line of the blue agave guarantee, which to be fair I’ve never really been able to assign a blue agave as a sign over whether something is good, I’ve had tequilas be both bad or good when using it, and to be honest who really cares. I understand the need to distance oneself from the Mezcals of the world, but as long as it tastes good I don’t care what you did to the agave plant in terms of raising them.

What they Say: “Clear with a pure, platinum sheen, Familia Camarena 100% Blue Agave Silver Tequila shows notes of rich toasted agave and fresh green herbs. Exceptionally soft and smooth on the palate, our Silver Tequila exhibits hints of sweet vanilla, savory brown spices and black pepper with a graceful, warming finish.

 

Taste: 6.5 – Agave is certainly there, and you can tell it’s true blue agave. I really do like the taste here, and while I wouldn’t consider this a bottle sipping tequila, it’s much rather have it then some recent attempts.

Aftertaste: 7.0 – Dragon breath – seriously though you get that agave taste, and a twinge of the power and it somehow goes directly to sort of tickling your nose with burn. I do like it though.

Burn/Smooth: 4.5 – This does certainly burn, but it’s got just as much warmth in that burn as it goes down to not make you want to vomit.

Aroma: 8.0 – Finally someone got the silver tequila balance in terms of smell, it’s not perfect, but damn is it good.

Manliness: 5.0 – Graceful warming finish is about the only statement I agree with of their literature, but they otherwise don’t do much to make themselves manly, so I realty can’t afford them points they haven’t earned.

Mixability: 6.5

w/ Lime: 6.0 – Standard fare the taste adding only a bit.

Tequila Sunrise: 7.0 – That is a fairly good sunrise, but not great.

Value: 6.5 – It’s really not bad for the under 20 dollar range as far as tequila’s go.

Google Shop Average: $19

Website: http://www.tequilacamarena.com/

 

Reviewer Scores:

BuffaloJern: 6.5

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Metric Score: 44.0/70 |+| Metric Average: 6.29 |+| Reviewer Average: 6.5

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Final Thoughts:

You know I may pick up a bottle of this in the future as a goto Tequila, but I’ll likely continue to keep trying as it’s an area I haven’t explored enough of.

BuffaloJern

I am the Buffalo editor and curator of Honest Booze Reviews

4 thoughts to “Familia Camarena Silver Tequila 750mL”

  1. Picked up a bottle in central California for $14.99. Great value and as good or better than most of the other over priced and marketed famous brands.

  2. My wife picked up a bottle of the Camerena Silver at Canale’s Liquor in Lawrenceville, N.J. on a whim as she’s never heard if or purchased it before. She likes her margaritas and thought it would be a an interesting ‘try’. It was also priced VERY well as compared to the other well recognized named brands. I first saw it when she brought it home. I tried a straight shot of it and was very impressed by it’s flavor!! It is as clear as water and has a terrific flavor. She made margaritas and they were delicious too! I would recommend this tequila to anyone. Again, very easy on the pocket book and in my estimation a terrific value. Disclaimer: We do NOT work for or are affiliated in any way with the Camerena family or Gallo (Gallo family is a partner with the Camerna brand and family).

    1. Like I’ll let the comment slide because hey – maybe not. However since you pulled a partner family out of seemingly nowhere in your specific denial of affiliation… Like could be true, but it totally sounds suspicious – like if I said I don’t kill dolphins to complete any reviews on this site.

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