Everyone's got a bottle of this somewhere. It's got to be one of the most famous, and notorious, bottles of drink around. In 1758, José Antonio de Cuervo received a land grant from the King of Spain in the Mexican state of Jalisco. In a small factory on this land his descendant, José María Guadalupe Cuervo, used the land to build a distillery for tequila production in 1795. The distillery was later named Fabrica La Rojeña. The tequila was exported to the United States for the first time in 1873. In 1900, José Cuervo Labastida decided to brand the tequila as José Cuervo. The company is now owned and run by heirs of the Cuervo family, the Beckmann family.
Brand: José Cuervo Especial
Distillery: Casa Cuervo, S.A. de C.V.
This is a light gold, sweet smelling tequila with a just a hint of agave. It's got a sickly sweet taste (goes with the smell I guess) due to the corn syrup that's most likely lurking in there somewher...there's a touch of oak too, but that taste doesn't linger long! With regret I must say that this is not a good tequila....it is certainly not the best in the world. Don't get me wrong it's got amazing marketing behind it, clearly the sales figures don't lie, but it can often leave you a little sore in the head area the next day. Drink it once to learn what bad tequila tastes like, if you really feel you have to...then go buy something else!