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.

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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.

Manliness: 3.0 – Sorry but with a name like Margaritaville, the idea of this being anything close to manly. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it falls here.

Mixability: 5.5

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

Website: http://www.margaritavillespirits.com/

 

Reviewer Scores:

BuffaloJern: 3.5

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Metric Score: 33.5/70 |+| Metric Average: 4.79 |+| Reviewer Average: 3.5

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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.

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3 Responses to Margaritaville Silver Tequila 750mL

  1. Sandra says:

    Good for heartburn only. Wish I had not wasted my money. No taste of tequila- only the sick sweet artificial lime taste.

  2. Sandra Ledbetter says:

    Not good- can’t taste tequila. Too sweet

  3. Phil says:

    “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.”

    So you drink a tequila straight knowing it’s meant to be mixed in margaritas but water down all vodkas in a Russian to be “consistent”. A martini is the quintessential vodka drink, with nothing more than a trace of vermouth, it’s straight and to the point as a shot of tequila may also be for some. The credibility of your review is lost in your bias towards (or against) a particular liquor and how it should be enjoyed.

    I take no issue with your review but rather your blatant disregard for all things equal.

    I.E.- Russians aren’t manly either.

    Cheers!

    PS- yes, gin has a place in this discussion but better served at a later date and with tonic 😜

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