According to legend, when the Spanish conquistadors ran out of the brandy they brought from Europe, they began to distill a local agave drink, which became North America's first indigenous distilled spirit. In 1873, this golden beverage was dubbed "tequila" by Don Cenobio Sauza, who founded La Perseverancia Distillery in Tequila, Mexico. He became the first to export tequila to the rest of the world, and today, Sauza offers a full line of tequila. Sauza Silver, one of the pioneer spirits from the brand, is double distilled in copper pot stills at low proof to retain the full agave flavor. The aroma offers fresh green apple notes followed by jasmine and hints of spice with a fresh agave taste on the palate. It finishes with a moderate bite of bitter citrus. Ideal for margaritas.
This opens with aromas of bright mint and fresh basil. The palate has similar mint and menthol notes, along with jalapeño and a flash of petrol on the midpalate. It finishes with a scorpion sting of alcohol heat.