One tequila, two tequila, three tequila…floor! But, for real, is Clase Azul worth it? I was up for the challenge so let’s do this before I get black-out.
Ready for a new installment of “Is It Worth It…Let Me Work It” where we look at one particular product that’s getting some buzz, we buy it, try it, and let you know if we think it’s actually worth it. Not everything is going to be worth it!
You know what I like? Drinking. There, I said it. There’s no shame in my game that having a cocktail or five is always a good time for me. All kidding aside, this week I’m reviewing Clase Azul tequila and am going to let you know my real thoughts, including is it worth the price or not.
First things first. You need to be 21 to drink alcohol and should always drink in moderation. In fact, you shouldn’t drink at all. Ever. However, I still choose to, so I was excited to give this famous tequila brand a go.
I am not a professional tequila aficionado. In fact, I actually dislike tequila. It always reminds me of puking at a frat party circa 2000. But, as my friends say, that’s because you think cheap tequila. And Clase Azul is anything but cheap. It’s actually really expensive.
I was gifted my very first bottle of Clase Azule Reposado as a housewarming gift. Let’s just call it like it is. The bottle is beautiful. I still have mine proudly displayed on my kitchen counter. It’s really like a work of art.
If you’re new to this brand and this tequila in particular, here are some of their selling points:
- It was originally released in the year 2000.
- It’s been aged for 8-months.
- It’s made of 100% blue agave plants.
- The beautiful bottle is actually painted by hand in Mexico.
- It’s 80-Proof
- You should enjoy this as a sipping tequila and not really a mixer.
So here’s my deal, I taste-tested this out over the course of 3 weeks, where I enjoyed it one night (maybe two) each week. I followed my friend’s instructions to not mix it with anything (he said use cheaper tequila for that) and to basically just slowly sip it over ice.
I was truly waiting for the gag-reflex to kick in just like in my college days. But I gave it a quick sniff (wasn’t too strong) and could pick up notes of vanilla and slight black-pepper. I added two decent ice cubes to my glass and let is sit for about 2-3 minutes before I took my first sip.
I was shocked that I didn’t gag, especially drinking straight tequila. This tasted nothing like ones I had back in the day. Dare I say, enjoyable? I did find it a bit strong (even though it’s a lighter tequila), but that may be just because I don’t drink tequila regularly at all. I actually enjoyed it so much that I poured myself another glass and found myself sipping it a bit more frequently.
Over the course of the 3 or 4 weeks I basically emptied the bottle. It’s good. Like, really good. Are there better tequilas out there? Probably. But I found myself really enjoy it and actually ended up buying my own bottle last week. It’s perfect to have with dinner when friends are over or when you just need to take the edge off a bit.
Now let’s get down to some of my pros and cons from my experience.
Let’s not forget about the cons:
Ok, so this is it. When all is said and done, is Clase Azul really worth it?
Here we go! I’m voting this one as, yes, it really is worth it. I also think it’s worth the price. I know, that sounds crazy especially because I don’t love the price.
But, hear me out. Is this the best tequila on the planet? Probably not. Is it way better than most I’ve personally ever tasted? Yes. Some folks online, don’t love some of the additives, claiming it can seem too sweet, but I was fine with that.
I don’t think this is one that you pass out to all your friends when they come over (perhaps I’m cheap?), but one you can either gift to someone (like it was gifted to me) or saved for a special occasion. Or hell, if it’s anything we learned about the world recently it’s that nothing is promised to us. So if you want to enjoy a good tequila for no reason at all – go for it.
If you’re interested in trying it out and purchasing it for a normal price (not insanely marked up), check it out below. Hope you enjoy it.
Clase Azul Respado Tequila
If you go the Drizly route they, at times, have some discount codes you can use to get an extra $5 or $10 off your order. Hope that helps!