Maestro Dobel is the real deal when it comes to tequila. I’d end the review at that, but I would have to fire myself. Maestro Dobel is a fairly new brand to the U.S., founded in 2008, so there aren’t a whole lot of war stories and interesting history tidbits about the label. However, the tequila is a branch of Jose Cuervo, a veritable giant in the tequila world. This branch is intended to be (and is) a luxury tequila, with a perfect lacking of bite and harshness, and a refreshing smooth yucca/prickly pear taste to it, which really brings you into the tequila mood. That said, this tequila (to me) is best served neat–just sip it. I tried mixing it, but it kind of ruins that awesome desert plant taste.
I know what you’re thinking–straight tequila? Are you nuts man? No. This tequila is well worth its price point at around $50, and is one of the best tequilas I can remember tasting. Don’t take shots, just sip it like a whiskey. It’s strange and foreign, but you’ll thank me.
Maestro Dobel is not for guys who just want a quick margarita, but for a discerning guy who is looking for a gift or wants to entertain at a dinner party. This tequila is sure to get people talking because it’s just so unique.
If you’re looking for some sipping drinks, or if you want a really top-shelf margarita, give Maestro Dobel a shot. The bottle isn’t bad looking either–I might put a plant in there. Overall, no complaints at all–it will cost you a bit more than other tequilas, but for a good reason.