Many tequila connoisseurs prefer Blanco to other age expressions because of its crisp, unadulterated pure agave flavor. Though Blanco has a bit more kick to its flavor, it can be sipped neat or on the rocks. It is also commonly used to make tequila cocktails.
Blanco tequila is the result of the second distillation and generally comes out of the still at 55% ABV. It is later diluted with demineralized water down to 40% and bottled. In Mexico, however, Blanco tequilas are generally bottled at 38% ABV.
Known also as "silver" or "platinum", blanco tequilas are intense in their smoky, almost peppery aroma with vibrant herbal, citrus and floral notes. Because blancos are not aged in wood, they have none of the subtle caramel or vanilla notes that oak typically imparts. While Blanco has more "bite" to its taste compared to the aged tequilas, it is beloved by tequila aficionados for its fresh taste and the strongest pure agave flavors.
Some distilleries attempt to soften their blanco by storing it in oak barrels, where blanco can legally remain for up to 2 months. Often, the smoothness is achieved by the addition of glycerin as well. To reserve the authenticity of silver tequilas, Arrogante Blanco is produced in small batches only and always bottled fresh from the still without any additives.
We recommend to enjoy Arrogante Blanco on the rocks in your favorite whiskey glass. Swirl the juice around to open the flavors and to release the aroma. Thanks to its strong agave flavors, Arrogante Blanco is also a great choice for a tequila-based cocktail.