El Espolon

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1440

Recent Ratings

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Gregg Time and Tequila
Tequila Ninja
115 ratings

Anise, cough syrup, sour apple candy. Loads of white pepper, a tad thin with a burn through the brief finishes Not meant to be a sipper, but an affordable mixer that’s still crafted with some care and is accessible.

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Ninja
137 ratings

Nose of the vanilla, sweet agave, vegetal, light pepper, light citrus, with a slight solvent presence and a bit of alcohol buzzing about. On taste- vegetal, sweet, light citrus, alcohol, and a hint of a glue like solvent. Overall bland and light, but a decent inexpensive daily tequila (especially for mixing) but not great as a sipper.

Gregg Time and Tequila
Tequila Ninja
115 ratings

Big, raw agave on the nose. Fresh rainfall, light hint of apple. Soft on the entry, anise and white pepper. Medium complexity, and short finish.

Don Heiser
Tequila Boss
557 ratings

Bubba Atherton
Tequila Ninja
100 ratings

Erica Boorom
Tequila Guru
91 ratings

Aroma : Citrus, alcohol, agave. Taste : Light citrus and agave, lightly peppery with some alcohol. Very mild flavor. Finish : Short/medium length with a little more agave here. Overall a fairly bland tequila. But unlike other budget tequilas like Arette or Olmeca Altos, I can find this just about anywhere, which is good if you need something last minute to bring to a party.

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
645 ratings

Nose: Vanilla, toffee, earth, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. An appealingly bright nose - with lots of fruit and agave notes still coming through the oak aging. Flavor: Viscous, white pepper and toasty barrel spices. Creamy vanilla with a hint of licorice at the tail end. Finish: Just the vaguest hint of an off putting perfume nuance. I’m being picky.

Erica Boorom
Tequila Guru
91 ratings

Aroma : Agave, alcohol, vanilla, cinnamon and oak . Nothing too complex here. Taste : Alcohol and agave with a fair amount of vanilla and oak. Again nothing too complex here. To me it seemed like the notes got "mixed" together or something of the like. It might have something to do with the oddly sweet nature of the vanilla notes. Finish : Finish is somewhat short with a bit of spice and alcohol, with some vanilla notes here as well. This is a pretty basic tequila. Not bad, but it's not something I would drink straight again. I'm sure it would go well in a margarita though.

Andy Bardon
Tequila Ninja
104 ratings

Good value Blanco.

Latest News

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Long Island Lou Tequila
May 25, 2020

Espolon Blanco Tequila - Decent for the Price

Lou does a video review of Espolon Blanco.

Beverage Dynamics
Aug 16, 2016

Why Aged Tequila Has Captured Consumers’ Attention

Commercially available aged tequilas are a fairly modern invention, with the first reposado not launched until 1974, although a number of tequila houses kept aged barrels at home for their own usage. But in every case, aging decisions start with barrel se

PR Newswire
Aug 05, 2015

Campari America Signing New Distribution Agreements With Southern Wine & Spirits of America

Campari America, together with its affiliates Gruppo Campari, announced today it is signing new distribution agreements across 23 markets with Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation's leading wine and spirits distributor.

Drinks International
Jan 06, 2015

Brands Report 2015: Tequila

This year the list is peppered with 100% agave brands that talk of terroir, single estates and tahona wheels. Now recognised selling points, these would have been confusion points in years gone by.

Market Wired
Sep 16, 2014

Introducing Espolon Bourbon Barrel-Finished Anejo

Master Distiller Cirilo Oropeza, Pioneer of Tequila Barrel Finishes, Unveils His First Anejo Available in the United States.

Shanken News Daily
May 21, 2014

Tequila’s Rise Driven By 100%-Agave Entries While Cuervo Struggles

Driven by the continuing expansion of the 100%-agave segment, the U.S. Tequila market continues to carve out solid growth.

Crushed Agave
Apr 10, 2014

Espolòn Tequila to Stir Things Up at 2014 MotoGP

Espolòn Tequila have today announced the participation of Espolòn in the FIM MotoGP World Championship for the 2014 season, where their very own Cock-A-Doodle-Crew (a not-so-subtle reference to the legendary rooster Ramon featured on the label) will be 's

San Francisco Business Times
Jun 07, 2013

Tequila takeover: Bay Area brands bursting on the scene

Tequila is taking over bars, cocktail lists and palates all over the Bay Area and as we reported this week, several young companies are jumping into the booming market for Mexico's national spirit.

Mar 05, 2012

Espolon Tequila - The Tale of 3 Different Reposados

Clayton and Grover compare 3 different versions of Espolon Reposado.