Don Pilar

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1443

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Scott Sampson
Tequila Ninja
101 ratings

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Ninja
184 ratings

Don Pilar Anejo This Anejo has a very pleasant nose of sweet cooked agave and buttery caramel. I get some light honey notes, fresh fruit and some light spices from the Virgin American White Oak barrels. I taste creamy cooked agave and peppery barrel spices then some warm honey. There is a nice mouthfeel and some pepper and alcohol tingle on the finish like a nice warm hug. This is a nice Anejo with some depth. I get more on the nose than the pallet but it’s a good sipping Anejo. I’m positive it’s additive free. Go get some! Salud!

Joe Farrier
Tequila Ninja
123 ratings

chuck u farley
Tequila Ninja
116 ratings

Erica Boorom
Tequila Ninja
113 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 Ninja
113 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.

Joe Farrier
Tequila Ninja
123 ratings

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Savant
226 ratings

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Savant
226 ratings

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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.