Dulce Vida

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1443
Additional Distilleries: 1360, 1566

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Fairly light in color for an añejo. Aroma is sweet with caramel and fruit (cherry) up front. Barrel is definitely noticeable. With a little time (~5 mins) the strong sweetness particularly dies down and the cherry dominates. Good peppery bite in the initial flavor. Thick and syrupy. The high proof heat is also evident in the flavor but not overpowering. Surprisingly, with the high proof and the peppery heat the finish is very short. Overall, some nice components but this doesn’t really seem to come together and integrate into something solidly good. 11-1-2022

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Phenom
386 ratings

Greg Bartolotta @aged_agave
Tequila Phenom
382 ratings

5 yr high proof xa, nutty, barrel notes, sweet Carmel and vanilla, hazel nut, finish ended quickly. Price point is obviously high so the value score lowers a little.

Alex Bette
Tequila Ninja
131 ratings

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Phenom
386 ratings

Jon Novak
Tequila Ninja
168 ratings

NOM 1566. Nice tears on the glass. Vegetal agave on the nose. Palate is a bit muted in flavor but not bad by any means. I'll sip it

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Phenom
323 ratings

Antwane Nelson
Tequila Savant
278 ratings

Some alcohol on the nose but the cooked agave comes through…. A bit more mellow than the XA …. Barrel spice and vanilla on the nose. Black pepper on the mouth, not long finish. Notes of vanilla

Antwane Nelson
Tequila Savant
278 ratings

Full of oak and barrel spices … cooked agave and vanilla on the nose … black pepper on the mouth probably due to it being 100 proof.

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Los Angeles Confidential
Oct 31, 2016

Why Master Distillers Are Barrel-Aging Tequila

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Boston Common
Oct 03, 2016

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From artisanal new-crop distilleries to established, world-famous brands, master tequila distillers have begun barrel-aging the blue agave–based spirit for years, allowing the wood to layer rich notes of vanilla and caramel atop agave’s natural spice. But

Spoon University
Jul 01, 2016

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PR Newswire
May 17, 2016

Milestone Brands LLC Acquires Dulce Vida Spirits

Milestone Brands LLC today announced its formation as a beverage alcohol supplier and investor with the acquisition of Dulce Vida Spirits, the parent company of Dulce Vida Tequila, as its first acquisition.

Nov 20, 2014

Dulce Vida Tequila Announces Release of 5-Year Extra Añejo

Uniquely Aged in Napa Valley Merlot & Cabernet Barrels, This Special Edition Marks Dulce Vida’s Five-Year Market Anniversary.

CultureMap Austin
Jun 13, 2014

Tequila revival? Tasty spirit is served best with an Austin twist

Forget what you thought you learned about tequila back in college. Gone are the days of salt-rimmed shots and sloppy margaritas. This venerable liquor is enjoying renewed interest from those who care more about taste than tipsiness — and Austin is becomin

MarketWatch (Businesswire)
Aug 05, 2013

Dulce Vida, The World's Only Certified USDA Organic 100 Proof Tequila, Expands Distribution to California

Dulce Vida, the world's only certified USDA organic, 100 Proof tequila, announces distribution with Wine Warehouse throughout California, the largest tequila market in the United States.

The Wall Street Journal
May 13, 2013

Dulce Vida Continues Its Run as the Most Awarded Tequila

Dulce Vida, the world's only certified USDA organic, 100 Proof tequila, continues to be recognized within the spirits industry, thanks to recent accolades received from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Tequila.net.

Apr 12, 2013

Dulce Vida Tequila Now Available Throughout the State of NY

Dulce Vida, the world's only certified USDA organic, 100 Proof tequila, announces distribution expansion within The Empire State of New York. Union Beer Distributor's craft spirits division, BluePrint Brands, is joining forces with Dulce Vida to develop