I recently received a bottle of Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila, a spirit that, upon first glance, is a silver tequila. But really it’s a blend of Reposado, Añejo and Extra Añejo tequilas; the clarity is due to its unique filtering process, which strips the tequila of all color garnered from aging in oak casks. What’s left is a crystal clear tequila belied by its rich, smooth taste.
Marketing materials proclaim Maestro Dobel to be the “world’s first diamond tequila.” Paired with its chic bottle, the tagline hints of lifestyle product, but adding some substance to the claim, Maestro Dobel channels the “four C’s” of selecting diamonds to describe its tequila:
Clarity – Maestro Dobel’s proprietary filtering technology produces diamond clarity by removing congeners and color without affecting flavor or aroma.
Crispness – The lowland ranches where the agave plants are grown, combined with the tequila’s double distillation, produce light and herbal aromas.
Complexity – The spirit’s complexity is achieved by blending Reposado (rested 12 months), Añejo (aged 24 months) and Extra Añejo (matured 36 months) tequilas.
Craftsmanship – Every step of the production process, from harvesting to bottling, is done by hand.
On the nose, the tequila is very mellow and understated. Agave comes through, more so after a swirl to open it up. Of course, not being a true silver tequila, Maestro Dobel has flavors imparted from oak casks, including a buttery, vanilla sweetness. It’s not as agave-forward or vegetal as many tequilas, which is either good or bad depending on your preference. It goes down smoothly, finishing with a bit of spice.
It fared very well in cocktails like the traditional margarita and El Diablo, but at $75 per bottle, it’s worth keeping on your shelf as a sipping spirit. Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila is available in limited quantity, so try using the Proximo Spirits Locator to find a bottle near you.
– 40% Alcohol by Volume
CE Rating: ★★★★