I think this will be the last of the reasonably priced silver tequilas that we’ve been trying this year. As they keeping having faults that make it really hard to justify not spending a bit more. At least with what we’ve seen with Reposado there is a variance. Here we either get a terrible sweetness mixed with bland flavoring, or the flavor is off to the point of wondering what exactly they are doing to your spirit.
Of course there will be some who say “why didn’t you make a Margarita with this? It’s in the name.” Mostly this is because I realized the lounge was out of Cointreau, but on principle I don’t care if your vodka is called Martini – I’m still going to put it in a Russian, because we try to maintain a consistency here.
What they Say: “Smooth and slightly sweet, Margaritaville® Silver Rum highlights the spirit of the islands in every drop. ”
Taste: 5.5 – It continues that initial point from it’s smell. Overall though it’s not as present.
Aftertaste: 3.5 – That aftertaste here isn’t awful, and compared to some tequila’s it’s certainly not offensive. It’s off though and at the end of the day it’s not tasty.
Burn/Smooth: 5.0 – It doesn’t burn, and despite the off taste it’s not exactly rough going down, but it wouldn’t describe this as smooth.
Aroma: 6.0 – That’s nice and sweet, and has just enough of that agave tang to be quite enjoyable.
Honesty: 3.0 – Sorry but with a name like Margaritaville, the idea of this being anything, but a Jimmy Buffet cash-in is long gone. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it falls here.
w/ Lime: 6.0 – It makes an okay shooter here when that aftertaste is lime.
Tequila Sunrise: 5.0 –A passable sunrise.
Value: 5.0 – Pretty cheap, but certainly not worth it.
Google Shop Average: $14
Metric Score: 33.5/70 |+| Metric Average: 4.79 |+| Reviewer Average: 3.5
Final Thoughts: I normally go the other way on this topic of getting less expensive spirits rather than wasting money. Though just a 6 dollar increase will get you some Milagro, and you’re better off doing that.