Review: Suerte Blanco

Updated: Jan 22



Suerte Blanco - Batch B240817 - NOM 1530 - 40%

I've been spoiled tasting tequila over the past year. When I began, I really didn't understand the wide swing in quality possible due to production methods and additives. Now that I've tasted the difference, anytime a tequila uses quality production methods is cause to celebrate. Suerte is one of those brands - a partnership between a group in Colorado and a family run Highlands distillery. The brand launched in 2013 and boasted single estate agave, horno cooking, double pressing with a tahona and screw mill, natural spring water, and 2 mo. stainless steel resting for the blanco. All the expressions receive solid reviews. XA releases have become a favorite among collectors. In the 30-40 dollar range, Suerte Blanco is on the affordable end for tequila that checks all the above boxes.

Nose: Reserved, but complex. Baked sweets. Light earthy notes. Strawberry, Soft florals. Plastic.

Flavor: Thin. Brighter than the nose. Mineral driven. Dryer sheet - chemical/boozy florals. Finish is light with lingering minerality and fruit.


Structure: Linear with a minor kick in the finish that’s clean and short.


Alcohol Integration: Slight action toward the back that keeps the pour from playing too flat. It reads chemically at times when the booze isn’t as well integrated.


Score: 4 (Not Complaining) Nose makes you work for it but offers complexity. Palate doesn’t provide a ton of complexity or clarity. Finish is unrefined. Still, you're getting your money’s worth for thirty bucks.

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I'd rather pay up for El Tesoro, G4, or Fortaleza for my daily blanco.


Archived Scores

Rating System

10 - Reevaluate The Budget

9 - Stash Two (If Able)

8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)

7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers

6 - Solid - Above Average

5 - Acceptable For The Situation

4 - Not Vocally Complaining

3 - Anything Else To Drink?

2 - Nothing Nice To Say

1 - Drain Pour

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