Jose Cuervo Traditional is made in limited amounts each year. A pale straw-coloured reposado made from 100% blue agave and rested in white oak barrels.
Tequila Tasting Notes: Pale, honeyed colour. Great clarity, and a nicely defined agave nose. Rich, fruity, almost tropical in nature. There is a nice, almost glycerine mouthfeel on the palate, but the finish is a little hot and raw. There is some Mexican oregano and caramel, but a little too much orange peel.
Drink Pairing: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila really shines with lively seafood based dishes, and can be paired with limes or lemons for a nice light cocktail. A very nice offering from Jose Cuervo.
Tequila Tasting Notes: Light on the nose, but the open palate shows flavours of thick, creamy caramel with a hint of clotted cream. A lovely soft entry on the palate but I can’t quite put my finger on it; there is a lack of character. You just can’t put your finger on it. Soft, but continuous and slightly fruity finish, with flavours of coffee, chocolate and an almost nutty character, but not enough long-lasting finish.
Peer Review: 18/20
Drink Pairing: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila is best served on its own with a slice of lemon, and with dinner, as it is not a multiple use tequila.
Tequila Tasting Notes: Fresh, pleasant nose, with light, grassy notes and a hint of lime. Light on the tongue and with a pretty vanilla nose, it seems to be a well-crafted white tequila. The agave hits you on the back of the tongue. The finish is light, crisp, long and pleasing.
Drink Pairing: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila can be served on the rocks, or with water in a tequila or vodka & soda, but it is best suited as a margarita or on the rocks. My favourite part about this tequila is its versatility.
Tequila Tasting Notes: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver is a very youthful tequila with a grassy nose with a hint of jasmine. The palate is soft and easy to drink with minimal burn. The caramel notes on the finish are long and pronounced.
Drink Pairing: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila is great as a shot, or on the rocks. It worked well with grilled vegetables and would be nice in a tart cocktail.
Tequila Tasting Notes: A surprisingly sweet nose mixed with vanilla, and notes of oak from the resting period. The palate is very creamy, with notes of sweet buttered popcorn, and long vanilla finish. This is a wonderful sipping tequila.
Drink Pairing: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila takes to water and lemon extremely well. Just for fun, I tried it in a classic margarita and it was a wonderful balance of sweet and tart.
Tequila Tasting Notes: Sweet aroma with hints of spice. Earthier, with notes of black walnut and caramel. The palate is soft and has a slightly hot end.
Drink Pairing: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila is the lightest offering from Jose Cuervo. This would be a great addition to any good tequila party and would be loved in a tequila sunrise.
Tequila Tasting Notes: There is a very delicate nose, with hints of warm caramel, and a clean, grassy scent. The palate is very simple, pleasant and easy to drink. A wonderful sipping tequila.
Drink Pairing: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila takes to water very well, but this has a nice enough flavor to just sip.
Tequila Tasting Notes: Purple, with a very aromatic and balanced nose, and smooth from the minute you open the bottle. Dry and spicy on the palate, with notes of coffee and a very light, almost fruity finish.
Drink Pairing: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila can be used as a shot, and is more than passable as a mixed drink. Surprisingly enough, I think it would work best straight up.
Tequila Tasting Notes: The nose is not as engaging as Tequila Ocho or Patron Silver, but it is dry and smooth. There is a hint of toffee with a hot, peppery finish, but it is remarkably well-balanced.
Drink Pairing: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila takes to water very well, and would make a pretty good shooter. The tequila has a solid vanilla and caramel finish, so it would be pretty good in a cocktail.