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    Jose Cuervo Black?

    It's aged in charred oak barrels. Anyone try this Tequila?

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    There's some chatter going on about it on mumpsimous forum (tequila) and it's not good. Tequilas are often aged in oak casks to get some aging benefits. This one is not 100% agave from what those posters have said, and that's usually one indicator of quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo
    There's some chatter going on about it on mumpsimous forum (tequila) and it's not good. Tequilas are often aged in oak casks to get some aging benefits. This one is not 100% agave from what those posters have said, and that's usually one indicator of quality
    Agave?...and that's metric for???

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    where is that forum?

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    Agave is the plant they make tequila from. Good tequila is 100% BLUE agave and Cuervo doesn't fit that description.
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    JC Black

    They are trying to use clever marketing and call the JC Black a 100% anejo tequila. That still is not 100% blue agave, so it's just another JC mixto.

    I haven't tried it, nor do I pan to. I am pretty sure it won't be very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangelos
    They are trying to use clever marketing and call the JC Black a 100% anejo tequila. That still is not 100% blue agave, so it's just another JC mixto.

    I haven't tried it, nor do I pan to. I am pretty sure it won't be very good.
    The very fact that we are talking about it is a testament to Cuervo's marketing prowess. Black is a mixto, which is akin to a blended whisk(e)y where 51% is the real deal and 49% is "other." Evangelos is right, they are literally trying to fool us.

    It would be like creating a bourbon blend and calling it "straight-ahead bourbon whiskey" or somesuch. Misleading at best. I was no fan of Cuervo before this (except for the Reserva Familia, which is so pricey I have only had it once), and this pretty much does it for me.

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    For $25.00 a liter it's worlds better that JC Gold. I made a couple of mixed cocktails with it and for the price it was good. Would I enjoy it neat never!!!!!!!
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