Our neighbors, Whit and Jan from Monterey, CA are tequila aficionados. This is to my great benefit because I know very little about the stuff except I like to sip it the odd time. The other night at Happy Hour Whit and Terrie, our other neighbor from Nova Scotia pulled out a couple of bottles that they had just bought at the local Soriana store to taste. They were both very good and one, Viva Agave, was outstanding for the price. It cannot legally be called tequila because it was not made in the Municipality of Tequila just northwest of Guadalajara. It is however, made from 100% agave plant and is Reposado (aged), the two things that make great tequila!
The price, you may ask? $46 pesos, or about $4.10 Canadian for a 750ml bottle. This stuff puts even the most expensive tequilas we can get in Canada to shame. It is very smooth and has none of the after bite Canadians are used to. It is reminiscent of a good Single Malt. This tequila does not reguire the sucking of a lime to get the taste out of your mouth! I bought some more expensive “real” tequilas in the town of Tequila that I will take home but this Viva Agave is every bit as good at a quarter the price!