Teremana Tequila is a Brand of Tequila owned by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. I wanted to see what all of the hype was about after so many different celebrities have been getting into the Tequila game recently.
Celebrities owned tequila brands have been causing a lot of issues in the Agave market in Mexico, but for the sake of this review, I put that aside and gave my honest opinion on simply how they taste.
Currently Teremana Tequila has two Expressions, the Blanco and the Reposado. I did not have high expectations going into this. I figured that it couldn’t possibly be tasty or delicious and was most likely just a money grab like so many other celebrity spirits. With that in mind, I bought a bottle of the Blanco and the Reposado. I then tasted them and compared them. And this is what I thought.
Teremana Tequila Blanco
I found the Blanco to be quite pleasant. Nice and grassy, while still retaining a good amount of flavor. A little bit of a burn when it goes down but nothing too crazy. I made a few margaritas with it for myself and my partner and we enjoyed ourselves quite a bit. It worked perfectly well in a margarita and didn’t have that awful burn taste from some worse tequilas out there. Overall I thought it was a serviceable Blanco. Didn’t blow me away but also wasn’t the worst I’ve ever had. Overall decent.
Teremana Tequila Reposado
I was genuinely surprised with the Reposado. I did not expect such a smooth and tasty tequila! Sipping it on its own, you get some good characteristics of the wood and tequila. Notes of vanilla, caramel yet the grassiness from the tequila still shone through. I used it in a couple of Reposado Tequila cocktails and it held its own very well. Easy to shoot or sip on its own but definitely did not feel out of place in a cocktail.
After tasting through both expressions of Teremana tequila, I genuinely thought they weren’t too bad. I was expecting a terrible experience and genuinely I quite enjoyed both. I started to really get into both after making a couple cocktails, especially the Reposado. It had a good amount of flavor and didn’t burn too much.
There are many other incredible brands of tequila out there of higher quality and some that are higher quality and cost you less. One that comes to mind immediately is Lunazul. They make high quality tequila at an accessible price. They do not sponsor me (though I wish they did) but it is the tequila I use at my bar & restaurant. Other amazing brands you should consider are Fortaleza, Siete Leguas, and Partida.
In review, both expressions of Teremana Tequila are not bad. They are actually quite tasty, but for the price you can definitely buy some much better tequila that isn’t harming the Agave market.