Milagro Barrel Reserve Silver
80 Proof – Tequila
Approx. $41.99 750ml
In honor of Mother’s Day, I decided to review my mom’s favorite type of liquor, tequila, and ended up picking up a bottle of Milagro Barrel Reserve Silver for tonight. Any time we want to con my mom into drinking with us, we just have to make sure we have a little tequila on hand. We only need a little because it only takes two drinks for her to turn into a drunken mess. I also don’t think I’ve ever seen her drink any other kinds of liquor.
The normal Milagro Silver is one of my favorite tequilas for making mixed drinks and taking shots. It goes down easily, but still requires a little bite of citrus fruit afterwards. I personally prefer oranges instead of limes. However tonight’s bottle seemed much smoother when it came to taking shots. It does have a slight peppery burn with a slight tinge at the end, which does fade fairly quickly, but I would still prefer to have a bite of orange at the end. Maybe it’s habit, but the sweetness of the orange will kill that tinge at the end immediately.
This tequila is “mellowed” in oak barrels for 30 days. I’m not certain about the difference between aged and mellowed, but to me it sounds like it would be the same thing. The bottle nor the website mentioned anything about it having any oak essence, but I just wanted to mention that fact. It does mention that it is supposed to have vanilla notes, but I did not get any, so either the vanilla notes must be very faint or my senses focused more on the pepper.
I would normally say this was another bottle to add to the top of my favorite tequilas list, but there’s not too much of a noticeable difference between the normal Milagro Silver and tonight’s fancy bottle version. I really was not expecting them to have such a similar flavor because the one difference I did notice, was that I was paying an extra fifteen dollars for tonight’s bottle. Unless you’re getting Barrel Reserve Silver for doing strictly shots, which was the only thing that slightly separated the two, I would just stick to the cheaper version.