Don Pilar

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1443

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Erica Boorom
Tequila Guru
92 ratings

Aroma : Herbal aroma with notes of agave, citrus, pineapple, and lemon. Taste : Cooked agave with citrus, lemon, pineapple, and light pepper similar to the aroma. This one has a drier mouthfeel that manifests these herbal qualities a little differently than you may be used to. Finish : Medium length with more black pepper spice and citrus. This the first tequila I've tried that I would call "dry". Combined with the herbal notes, I would assume if you like gin, you'll LOVE this blanco.

Erica Boorom
Tequila Guru
92 ratings

Aroma : Cooked agave, oak, black pepper, and a sweet (but not tart) fruitiness akin to apple or pineapple. Taste : Sweet cooked agave with oak, black pepper, red grapes, vanilla, and butter. Light oils and fair bodied texture. Finish : Medium in length with stronger pepper and vanilla.

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Savant
201 ratings

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Savant
201 ratings

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Savant
201 ratings

Erica Boorom
Tequila Guru
92 ratings

Aroma : Oak, vanilla, caramel, dried fruit. Some whiskey influence too like butter and almond. Taste : Medium bodied and somewhat oily. Lots of oak here, some cooked agave, and more whiskey. Some cinnamon and baking spice, and honey. Finish : Long and slightly bitter. Some more oak here and light agave and a little more honey. Much like the Añejo you can definitely have some appreciation for this if you happen to like bourbon as well.

Erica Boorom
Tequila Guru
92 ratings

Aroma : Wood/oak, caramel, vanilla butter, cooking spices, citrus, agave. It's like sniffing tequila and whiskey at the same time. Taste : Cooked agave, citrus, caramel. Some of bourbon notes here like the caramel, and also oak, vanilla and almond. Finish : Fairly long with vanilla, oak, spice and agave. Medium bodied and many flavors that bear resemblance to bourbon. If you also happen to be a bourbon fan like me, this tequila is a must.

Gregg Time and Tequila
Tequila Ninja
115 ratings

Deep amber color. Loads and caramel and butterscotch on the nose, some vanilla and oak as well and agave too. Slight hit of pepper followed by and hints of fruit and agave... finishes with oak and leather tannins. Short to medium finish, with some lingering heat.

Nic Soglanich (The Tequila Wanderer)
Tequila Guru
85 ratings

Latest News

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TasteTequila.com
May 12, 2017

Don Pilar Reposado – “Worth the Wait”

For many years, Don Pilar offered a blanco, añejo and extra añejo. “Donde estas, donde estas, Reposado?” Fans of the brands (like us) were excited when we heard that one was on the way, and we wondered how long it would be aged. Would it be a light-touch

TasteTequila.com
Jul 19, 2015

What Are People Really Looking for in Extra Añejo Tequilas?

Other than the oak, what are extra añejo drinkers looking for? Do they still want the presence of agave, or are they hoping that extra time in the barrel will bring more complexity? Or, is it something else entirely? We conducted a blind taste test with 2

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.

Edge New England / AP
Jul 11, 2011

Tequila: It’s More Than a Drink

It’s said the national drink of Mexico has magical properties: It closes contracts and opens doors, makes shy people bold and helps form friendships.

Alcademics.com
Jun 08, 2009

Drinks With: Juan Carlos Contreras of Don Pilar Tequila

Juan Contreras is the son of Don Pilar, the guy whose name is on the bottle. He's also the brand ambassador and marketing director. I met him at Zazil for some tequila.