Don Pilar

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1443

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Asaf Cohen
Tequila Ninja
112 ratings

Andrew Davis
Tequila Ninja
186 ratings

Antwane Nelson
Tequila Savant
248 ratings

Agave barrel spice, earthy black pepper, some oak max woodiness rounded out with smell of dried fruit…. Agavae, caramel and black pepper up front mellows after the 2nd sip.

Doug Price
Tequila Savant
240 ratings

Andrew Davis
Tequila Ninja
186 ratings

Nick Salcedo @tequilarankings
Tequila Connoisseur
70 ratings

Aroma: Cooked agave, caramel, and vanilla. Taste: A nice blend of the cooked agave and vanilla. Finish: Easy-drinking, smooth finish that accentuates the taste, with a a slight alcohol bite. Overall: Hands down the best bang for your buck añejo out there, a real treat.

Greg Bartolotta @aged_agave
Tequila Phenom
319 ratings

This is a special bottle. Aged to perfection

Greg Bartolotta @aged_agave
Tequila Phenom
319 ratings

Very well made. Balance cooked agave & barrel aging

Nick Salcedo @tequilarankings
Tequila Connoisseur
70 ratings

Aroma: Deep butterscotch and caramel, although overall a lighter aroma, very pleasant. Taste: Similar to the aroma, with complex flavors of butterscotch and caramel, as well as oak and spice, with a depth that reminiscent of a high quality bourbon. A very slight sweetness that is perfectly balanced. Finish: Very smooth on the way down, with a slight bit of bite that fully brings out flavors of vanilla and cinnamon. Overall: An amazing tequila that is worth the price. This is the extra añejo to judge others by.

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.