Tequila - Blanco
Tres Sietes Silver 100% Agave Azul Tequila
This is a Tier 3 score in the Tequila category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
Owned by Brady Bunte, Tres Sietes tequilas are made in their own facility where they make their tequila "from field to glass." They claim to combine French distillation techniques with Mexican tradition. The name is translated as "Three Sevens" and meant to invoke ideas of good fortune. It is produced at Fabrica Tres Sietes and "tequila guru" Frank Gonzalez, who oversees the state-of-the-art technology that steams the agave rather than bakes it in the oven. This in turn lessens the amount of (evil tasting) methanol in the distillation.
(Some notes from Tasting Panel Magazine, April, 2011)
Tres Sietes Silver tequila is their un-aged of "blanco" expression. They call it the "unmistakable clean snap of pure essence."