Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - Lime zest and vanilla volley for attention on the nose, as soft tropical fruit notes linger in the background and watch. Vanilla wins on the silky palate, which fills out with piquant citrus, white pepper. Hot, dynamic finish. (Apr 2016)
Wine Enthusiast 96 points - The wonderful bouquet combines elegant scents of sawdust, pine and vegetal agave with aromas of old leather, cigarette ash and pimento. The palate entry is delicate and peppery; midpalate has a honey-like core flavor with supplemental tastes of cocoa, mil
— P.P. (5/1/2006) — 96-100 (May 2006)
Grading Tijuana Sweet Heat as a spirit, it gets docked serious points for being way too sweet, covering up the fantastic flavors that tequila brings to the equation, and being under proofed. A clear 74 point spirit. However, this is a situation where a grade isn't going to matter. For the shot-focused consumer who wants something overly sweet, easy to shoot, and fun, they'll be quite pleased with a purchase of Tijuana Sweet Heat.