Sauza Tequila

NOM: 1102

Distillery: Tequila Sauza, S.A. de C.V.

Region: Lowlands

Sauza tequila and the Sauza family have been pioneers in this industry since the early 1800s. Jose Cuervo was the 1st distillery to legally operate, but Sauza was the 1st to export tequila.

Sauza is also one of the largest tequila producers, second only to Jose Cuervo. While Jose Cuervo dominates internationally, Sauza remains the popular brand in Mexico.

Don Cenubio Sauza founded his distillery, La Antigua Cruz (“The Old Cross”), in 1873. Later named La Perseverancia (“Perseverance”), this distillery remains one of the most iconic areas in the Tequila region.

Sauza has since been sold to Beam Global Spirits & Wine, but it continues to be a leading brand in the tequila industry.

Other Sauza brands include Hornitos and Tres Generaciones tequila.

Sauza Tequila Silver

Type: mixto.

Aging: no aging.

Price range: $ 10-20 (750 ml)

A clean, herbal, and basic liquor that isn’t easy on the throat. It has a strong end bite, so be wary when trying it. You should always expect that when sipping a mixto.

The price is fair and it mixes well, which is the only reason I’d think of buying Sauza Silver.

Sauza Extra Gold

Type: mixto.

Aging: none.

Price range: $ 10-20 (750 ml)

Suaza Extra Gold is essentially Sauza Silver with caramel and pepper flavoring. Not much to say about this one, to be honest. Mixes OK, but I won’t be buying it anytime soon.

Sauza Conmemorativo (Anejo)

Type: mixto.

Aging: oak Bourbon barrels for 18 months.

Price range: $ 20-30 (750 ml)

It’s unusual to see an anejo mixto tequila, but Sauza Conmemorativo. With a charred oak and a vanilla flavor, I’d say this is the best Sauza brand on this list.

This is by far the best mixer in the list. It does have a strange alcohol aftertaste. A bit pricey for its value ($20+ for a mixto, really?), but it gets the job done.

Summing things up...

I always advocate for 100% blue agave tequila. That’s why I’m not a big fan of Sauza. I think there are better tequilas out there, even at the same price.

However, Sauza must be doing something right… after all they’re the 2nd largest tequila producer in the world.

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