El Diamante del Cielo - Tequila Review
by Nancy Huang
the United States, most people have a hard time naming great
tequilas other than the usual Patrón or Don Julio.
But branch away from the Don and you’ll find a number
of excellent tequilas, all with unique flavors and aromas.
This January, tequila fans can stock another top-shelf spirit
in their home bar: El Diamante del Cielo, or “Diamond
of the Sky.” Made by Blavod Extreme Spirits in partnership
with Suntory, the makers of Midori, this new tequila comes
in the three usual varieties: Añejo, Reposado and
Añejo, the most refined of the three, is aged two
to four years before bottling. Its smooth taste with aromas
of oak, spice and fruit make it a better sipper than mixer,
unlike the Reposado and Blanco. The Reposado’s vanilla
and caramel flavors make for an interesting mixer, especially
with a strawberry or peach margarita. For the simplest and
cheapest mixer, the Blanco is the best bet, although it
might be easier on the wallet to choose an inexpensive José
Cuervo if you simply want tequila’s bite.
per 750 ml bottle:
more information, visit www.blavodwinesandspirits.com