El Tesoro de Don Felipe

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1139

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Jim Vance
Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings

Martin Niatopsky
Tequila Ninja
182 ratings

James Carter
Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Guru
94 ratings

It's a 5 year french oak cognac barrel aged tequila, which gives a lot of fruit (apricot), sweetness, herbal, smoke and spice, and some nutmeg. I really like it. A solid deal for 1 29.99

Mike Thomas
Tequila Ninja
139 ratings

This single barrel is aged 10 months in ex-bourbon barrels. It is very typical of El Tesoro, meaning its crisp and herby with citrus and peppery notes. The aroma is of agave and the high mineral content in La Alteña’s spring water. The palate is by no means dominated by wood/oak, in fact it is very agave forward with a nice, viscous mouth feel. Very well-rounded tequila by Carlos.

John Welch
Tequila Wizard
966 ratings

Light in color for an Extra Añejo, though not as light as cousin Ocho, this has a very powerful aroma in a jarrito glass. Cedar wood, agave creme brule/burnt sugar, cinnamon all set up the first sip. Pepper, both agave and black were the first impression on sipping, followed by caramelized agave, stone fruit, and oak. The wood is well done and allows the agave to come through the layers of aging. A long satisfying finish that is all about flavor and those layers and less about alcohol, though there is some of that with some nice lip buzz. Very, very well done as you might expect from La Alteña. I like that the bottle label pays homage to Don Felipe Camarena Orozco the founder of what is NOM 1139 in 1937.

Don Tequilero
Tequila Guru
54 ratings

Bill Cutts
Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings

Corey Sanderford
Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings

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Dallas News
Oct 21, 2019

The future of tequila: How clones, bats and biodiversity will help agave survive

Some tequila producers are laying the groundwork for sustainability, but bartenders and conscientious consumers can fight the good fight, too.

The Daily Beast
Jan 17, 2019

Is the Secret to Great Tequila Volcanic Stone?

Tequila distillers are increasingly using the historic tahona wheel to crush agave and influence the flavor of their spirits.

Dec 02, 2018

This Is What Traditional Tequila Looks Like Today

The first thing you notice upon entering the Distillery La Alteña, set just shy of 6,890 feet above sea level in the highlands of the Mexican State of Jalisco, is the smell...

Nov 05, 2018

Lookbook: El Tesoro Tequila Master Distiller Carlos Camarena

The revered tequila brand’s master distiller on family, sustainable practices and his quest to preserve tequila’s traditional methods.

Jun 26, 2018

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US 103.1
Feb 12, 2015

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Some people, when talking about essential bottles for a well-stocked bar, leave out tequila (unlike, say, bourbon or scotch). Some people think that the only thing tequila is good for is making margaritas. Some people are wrong.

Connecticut Post
Jan 14, 2014

Beam/Sauza being acquired by Japan's Suntory

The maker of Sauza and El Tesoro Tequilas has agreed to be purchased by a Japanese company in a $13.62 billion deal that would create the third largest global premium spirits business.

The Wall Street Journal
Oct 13, 2013

A Visit to Tequila Country, Mexico

You'll find cask-aged spirits and freshly fried churros on a journey through tequila's homeland—but no shot glasses

Tequila Tourist
May 21, 2013

Review #313 - El Tesoro Tequila Blanco - White Label (Robert Denton Import)

As with the newer bottles of El Tesoro, you can tell that they take their time making this one. The slow fermentation process keeps the vegetal notes nicely, but also balances them with the agave.