What Is Blanco Tequila?

If you’re a fan of the good old-fashioned margarita, you’re a fan of blanco tequila. You may wonder, “If tequila is tequila, what is blanco tequila?” Well, amigos, tequila is tequila, but it comes in different expressions with various flavor profiles! And when we’re talking about Curamia Tequila, we don’t mean flavors from additives… we’re talking real, authentic tequila flavored through the distillation process.

Blanco tequila is the purest, most traditional, and most popular expression. Unaged, clear, and with a peppery bite, it has a distinctive tequila taste. So how is blanco tequila made, and what makes it different from other types of tequila? Let’s jump right into our guide on the classic Jalisco juice.

What is Blanco Tequila?

Blanco tequila is the purest tequila on the market. Its characteristics and flavors are closest to the true essence of the blue agave plant as it’s typically unaged, though blanco tequila can be aged for up to two months. (However, it’s not common.)

Translated from Spanish, blanco means “white,” which describes its clear and colorless appearance. That sounds a lot like silver tequila, right? Silver tequila is the same as blanco tequila, just with another nickname. You may also hear it referred to as Plata tequila.

What is Blanco Tequila’s flavor profile?

Blanco tequila has a distinctive flavor, often enjoyed in cocktails like the Margarita, Paloma, and Tequila Sunrise. However, it can be sipped neat, too! You may have enjoyed it in a shot glass, with a taste of salt and a lime juice chaser, too.

Blanco tequila has flavor notes of citrus, grass, and pepper with slightly sweet notes of its pure agave origination. When comparing reposado vs. blanco tequila, blanco tequila tastes somewhat sweeter and more vegetal, like agave, since it’s purely distilled from the plant without aging.

How is Blanco Tequila made?

Tequila is made from harvested blue agave. Then, it's cooked (we use a water-steaming process) and fermented into alcohol. The liquid is distilled twice to purify the alcohol and make it drinkable. Once this distillation process is finished—that’s it—it’s officially blanco tequila. Any tequila that’s then aged before bottling is considered a different expression, such as resposado or añejo.

Tequila bottled immediately after distillation is called blanco tequila, though it can also be (but rarely is) aged for up to two months. Unlike its reposado and añejo siblings, this lack of aging causes it to have a colorless appearance and robust and pure taste.

Curamia’s Tequila Blanco

Curamia Tequila Blanco is as pure and authentic as it gets. Its slightly silver hue invites a vibrant bouquet of flavors such as donut peach, tangerine, mango, and lime zest. Floral notes of orange blossom and sun-ripened earth bring the taste full circle as it's finished with subtle salted jalapeño and white pepper. 

Blanco Tequila FAQs

What is the difference between Blanco and Silver tequila?

There are no differences in the two other than the name. Silver tequila is the same as blanco tequila!

Is Blanco or Reposado better?

Reposado vs. blanco is a tough competition as they have different flavor profiles. Reposado tequila has a soft yet complex flavor from the aging process. The flavor notes of reposado vs. blanco vary; reposado is reminiscent of whiskey or cognac with a toastier, caramelized flavor, whereas blanco has a more organic, vegetal sweetness. 

Depending on your tastebuds, you may gravitate towards one expression. However, you can enjoy each in different mixed drinks and situations!

Unaged, free of additives, and made from 100% blue Weber agave, Curamia’s Tequila Blanco is the closest you can get to Mexico without a passport. Feel the warmth of Jalisco with a sip of Blanco found at stores near you or shipped directly to your doorstep.

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