Discover everything about Campo Bravo Plata Tequila in this in-depth review that answers all your related questions!
- What’s special about Campo Bravo?
- Campo Bravo Plata tasting notes: How does it taste?
- Campo Bravo Plata: is it a good Tequila?
- Is Campo Bravo additive-free?
- What does Campo Bravo mean?
- How to drink it?
- Campo Bravo Plata: Bottle Price
- Alcohol content
- Does it expire? does it go bad?
- Does it freeze?
- Does it have sugar?
- Does it have carbs? Is it Keto-friendly?
- Where is it made?
- How is it made?
- Campo Bravo Plata: Cheat Sheet
What’s special about Campo Bravo?
- Campo Bravo is one of the few Tequilas crafted in the Mexican state of Michoacan.
- Owned by US-based Milestone brands.
Campo Bravo Plata tasting notes: How does it taste?
- Nose: Alcohol, agave, orange, pear
- Palate: Alcohol, agave, mint, vanilla
- Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
- How to drink: Rocks
- Similar to: Avion Silver
- Rating: ⭐⭐
The nose hits with alcohol, nothing too terrible but not the best welcome; there are also hints of agave, orange and pear.
First sip tastes like alcohol, not warm but it tastes like rubbing alcohol, giving way to agave, mint and vanilla.
The finish is short, with very little warmth to it and just a drizzle of black pepper.
Campo Bravo Plata: is it a good Tequila?
Alcohol on the nose, alcohol on the palate, and nothing to write home about on the finish providing an underwhelming experience.
Is not harsh yet it does not have the right flavors you expect from a Blanco Tequila since it hits with a chemical vanilla and mint note that seems fake.
Even though is quite affordable and 100% agave you can find better Tequilas at this price range.
In summary, Campo Bravo is one I don’t recommend!
There are several better Blanco Tequilas under $30 that you should consider before Campo Bravo.
At this price range my favorites are Cimarron Blanco, Tres Agaves and Dulce Vida since they are packed with the tasting notes you expect to find in Tequilas at a higher price.
These 3 make great choices and are offered at prices hard to beat.
Is Campo Bravo additive-free?
Campo Bravo shows vanilla and mint notes that are uncommon to Blanco Tequila making me think that it has been infused with additives.
Distillers are not obliged the use of additives but you can tell this Tequila has a fake flavor.
What does Campo Bravo mean?
Campo Bravo means Brave Field in Spanish.
How to drink it?
- Campo Bravo works well in Tequila cocktails such as Margaritas or Palomas where you can drown it in juices hiding its alcohol flavor.
- Not my favourite Tequila shooter but could work if when no other options are available.
Campo Bravo Plata: Bottle Price
Prices are approximate and stated in USD:
80 proof (40% ABV)
Does it expire? does it go bad?
Tequila does not expire and can remain in the bottle for years to come as long as you store it in a cool place away from the sunlight.
The tricky part is that once opened it remains good but once you have 25% of the bottle left I suggest you finish it ASAP as it develops a funky taste.
I have no scientific explanation for this but I have lost some nice drams for not adhering to this simple rule.
Does it freeze?
It is quite common to store tequila in the freezer as the alcohol content does not allow it to freeze.
Sipping it from the freezer is quite satisfying and better than drinking it rocks as dilution waters-down the Tequila. Tequila, as opposed to Scotch, does not get better when adding water.
Does it have sugar?
Low in sugar
Tequila, as agave spirits in general, is incredibly low in sugar making a great option for those on a strict diet.
Just make sure not to mix them with sugary sodas as those are rich in sugar.
Does it have carbs? Is it Keto-friendly?
Tequila is carb-free but should be consumed in moderation on keto because it is alcoholic.
Where is it made?
The vast majority of Tequilas are crafted in the Mexican state of Jalisco, yet Campo Bravo is made in Michoacan.
It is crafted at the Productos Selectos de Agave distillery in Jiquilpan, Michoacan.
How is it made?
- Harvesting: The blue agave plant is harvested after 7-10 years of growth. The leaves are trimmed, and the heart (piña) is extracted.
- Cooking: Agave hearts are cooked using an autoclave.
- Crushing: The piñas are crushed using a mechanical roller mill.
- Fermentation: The juice is mixed with yeast and allowed to ferment for around three days, in a steel tank producing alcohol.
- Distillation: The fermented juice is distilled two times in copper stills, producing a clear liquid.
- Bottled right after distillation.
Campo Bravo Plata: Cheat Sheet
|Type of Tequila||Blanco|
|Is it good?||Not much|
|Is it top-shelf?||No|
|Does it expire?||No|
|Good for beginners?||Yes|
|Good for cocktails?||Yes|
|Calories per shot||98|
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I am a bar and liquor shop owner in Oaxaca, Mexico. On this site I share my opinions on Mexican liquors and tips on how to enjoy them.