Tequila Siete Leguas Blanco: How Good is this White Tequila?
Tequila Siete Leguas Blanco (NOM 1120) is a 100% pure blue agave tequila. It is one I have had in the past, although it had been about four years since I had a sip of this white tequila.
Last week, I decided to pick up a bottle and refresh my taste buds and see if it was still as good as I remembered.
Tequila Siete Leguas S.A de C.V is distilled and bottled in Atotonilco el Alto, Jalisco.
Besides their tequila blanco, Siete leguas produces a reposado, añejo and extra añejo.
Siete Leguas Blanco comes in a short, round fat bottle with a short neck. It has a wooden twist off cap and a blue label displaying the 7 leguas logo, which is the number 7 overlayed over a horse.
The bottle is embossed with images of an agave field, around the bottom.
The presentation is nice and the bottle shape makes it easy to pour.
When you pour a shot of 7 Leguas, you will find that it is silky smooth and sticks well to the glass with good consistency.
Siete Leguas Blanco Aroma
The aroma is very subtle, it does not give off a strong alcohol aroma, however, it does give a sweet (not smoky) smell of freshly cooked agave.
The first sip gives off a subtle sweetish taste of cooked agave, but not strong like other blancos.
Taking a second sip is equally as smooth -if not smoother- and gives off an earthy, herbal taste with fine tones of agave; finishes smooth with a spicy yet mild peppery aftertaste. In my opinion, it is not harsh at all but, in some ways, it lacks a bit of a punch.
For most, this is probably not a bad thing. For the novice or first-time tequila taster, this is a great way to get your pallet wet with a white tequila.
I am really picky, especially when it comes to white tequila; I believe it should conserve a slightly smoky and agave flavor while maintaining a bite. 7 Leguas Blanco, I find to be very smooth for a blanco.
I know 7 Leguas Blanco is a favorite among many tequila connoisseurs and most of them rave about the taste.
A Bit Too Smooth for My Palate
Don’t get me wrong, I believe that 7 Leguas Tequila Blanco is a fine tequila. But my personal opinion is that the taste is a bit too smooth and lacks some punch, however, this does not mean it’s a bad tequila.
My personal preference in a white tequila is that it contains a more peppery, smoky flavor which for me is what a traditional tequila is all about.
I realize that everyone’s taste preference is different and, without a doubt, Tequila 7 Leguas has done a great job.
Someone who has never had a white tequila or those looking for a smooth blanco will love the taste and flavor that 7 Leguas delivers.
Tequila 7 Leguas Blanco is 40% alcohol by volume. I paid $331.00 pesos in Mexico for a 750ml bottle ($22.00 U.S.D). I have seen it sold online in the U.S from anywhere between $38.00- $44.00, which is considerably more than other blancos that -in my opinion- deliver a more traditional flavor.
This Blanco can easily be sipped straight, on the rocks, and would surely make a fine Margarita.
Without a doubt, Siete Leguas Tequila Blanco is a smooth white tequila – which is probably why it is so popular in many parts of the world. However, I personally like a more traditional smoky flavor with a slight punch, which is what I find 7 Leguas Blanco lacks.
The 7 Leguas Distillery Is Located:
Av. Independencia 360, C.P. 47750
Teléfonos: 391 917 0996 / 391 917 0999
Fax: 391 917 1891