Don Pilar

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1443

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Mike (Great Lakes Tequila Club)
Tequila Badass
460 ratings

Mild, sweet, caramel, oak, and orange. Short finish. Maybe it’s the Old Fashioned I had right before this, but this tequila tastes just like an old fashioned! Would be perfect in that cocktail. Very mild, goes down easy. Great for newbies and bourbon drinkers.

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Boss
521 ratings

ChristineH Tequila.Diva
Tequila Badass
480 ratings

the repo is my least favorite of this line. in all fairness, I only tried their first lote repo way back several yrs ago. should try a current lote. maybe it's better now

ChristineH Tequila.Diva
Tequila Badass
480 ratings

this was one of my go-to sippers back in 2012 -2015-ish. probably need to revisit and adjust my review to my current palate. still think this is a good bang for ur buck

ChristineH Tequila.Diva
Tequila Badass
480 ratings

ChristineH Tequila.Diva
Tequila Badass
480 ratings

Nick Salcedo @tequilarankings
Tequila Ninja
121 ratings

The primary notes on the aroma are of a sweet orange zest with a damp and earthy minerality. The aromas carry through into the flavor, with tones of sweet orange, some herbal notes, light agave, as well as a Stevia-like sweetness. On the finish, a bittersweet combination of alcohol, earthy agave, and a lingering taste of Stevia sweetness.

Nick Salcedo @tequilarankings
Tequila Ninja
121 ratings

Aromas of cinnamon spice, oak, vanilla, caramel, and some alcohol. The flavor is mild and lightly sweet, with notes of oak, vanilla, and butterscotch. Vanilla and oak on the finish, with some agave, as well as a lingering heat. A decent reposado overall.

Greg Bartolotta @aged_agave
Tequila Badass
434 ratings

A solid repo, priced right, light barrel notes with light vanilla and cooked agave

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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.