Punch recently polled industry-leading bartenders for their favorite well spirits, and Tequila Cimarron has again received accolades for its value and mixability.
In 2020, New Orleans bar owner (Neil) Bodenheimer hailed Cimarrón Blanco as the “holy grail of house tequila,” and his opinion hasn’t changed. (Orestes) Cruz concurs, calling it an “excellent tequila and a great value,” noting that it’s “very well-balanced, perfect for cocktails.” Produced by fourth-generation agave grower–turned-distiller Enrique Fonseca, the tequila was created with cocktails in mind. Once Cimarrón Blanco was available in South Carolina, (James) Bolt added it to the well at The Gin Joint. “It has subtle notes of citrus, deep agave flavors and a little pepper,” he says. “It has a great dry palate, making it the perfect bottle for everything from shots to cocktails.”