Zapopan 100% agave at TJs. Anyone tried it?
So, I'm in Trader Joe's at lunch today and there's a new kid on their tequila block. Zapopan, 100% agave blanco and reposado, both for... $10/bottle. Gotta be the best value (read: Cheapest) 100% agave I've ever seen. First inclination is "nah, if it's too good to be true, it is." Second is "TJs has some fabulous deals on odd label spirits."
Went with the first thought and passed, but I'll probably pick some up one of these trips just to see how it stacks up. Anyone heard of Zapopan? Or, more to the point, anyone tired it? All I come up with is a city in Jalisco called Zapopan, but it would be typical of TJ to put their own label on something.
And, while I'm picking your brains here: What,; if any is the difference between 100% Agave and 100% Blue Agave? Is tequila made from other agave species? If so, how does it affect the product?
It's our house tequila where I work. In comparison, our other well spirits are Beefeater, Sobieski, Privateer Rum, Kraken Spiced Rum, Four Roses, and Old Overholt. I'd put it in the Sobieski-Overholt camp -- solid for mixing but not a stunner.
I just tried it myself, and I can say it is excellent. I've had the other Zap non-100% reposado and that one is just average, but this one is better than many $20 750ml 100%s I've had before. Easy sipping straight. It's a real bargain. Put it in a fancy bottle and you would fool a tequila snob, I am certain. I am going to stock up.