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El Tequileño

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1108

Recent Ratings

See how El Tequileño ranks in our community.

Andy Bardon
Tequila Ninja
120 ratings

A natural progression from the Blanco, this tequila didn’t need oak treatment but viola, here we are. Great performer from top to bottom.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
398 ratings

This is what I’m always looking for, tastes like agave from top to bottom. This is fucking amazing.

Andy Bardon
Tequila Ninja
120 ratings

Now this is fun! Loads of butterscotch, toffee, and caramel on the nose. Cooked agave lurks behind but is present. A pop of minerality, limestone, on the nose at the very end. Taste: butterscotch, then agave, then wood. Finish: Woody, but warm and long. Bravo, digging this on a snowy winter night!

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Ninja
175 ratings

El Tequileño Reposado Gran Reserva The nose is light but pleasant. Cooked agave and some light honey. I taste cooked agave, with some slight cinnamon and then white pepper. The finish in nice. It starts sweet and then the pepper comes in and lingers. It’s nice and balanced. It’s light in the palette and has a light body but it’s balanced and there isn’t an offensive note. It’s well made. Salud!

Simon Gutierrez
Tequila Ninja
177 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
664 ratings

Nose: Subtle, somewhat timid aromas abound. Spice and round fruit notes to begin. A warm allspice, cinnamon and clove spice blend. Citrus, dark cherries and ripe peaches. A leather and vanilla aroma. A light pepper that has a sweet nuance. A hint of butterscotch. Flavors: The flavors are more robust than the nosing. Fruit, dried fruit, spice and nuts: filberts and walnuts. Orange peel and salty toffee. It has building pepper and cinnamon heat that carries a punch, but backs off pretty quickly. Perfect amount of oak presence for my tastes. This has great balance and is my favorite expression of the new Round Bottle releases.

Grover Sanschagrin
Tequila Wizard
841 ratings

Fruit, dried fruit, vanilla, raisin, oak aromas. Oak, barrel spice, and vanilla flavor. Finish is spicy, with leather, and has a black pepper ending.

Scarlet Sanschagrin
Tequila Badass
454 ratings

Aromas of dried pitted fruit (apricot, plum), whisky, slight clove. Nice, rich mouthfeel, honey taste with a surprising tobacco finish. A mix of 2 yr and 6 yr aged tequilas.

Latest News

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Oct 29, 2020

In Defense of Mixtos, The Most Unloved of All Tequilas

Cheap? Yep. But there’s quality and history to be found in this agave spirit.

Business Wire
Jul 14, 2020

New Additive-Free Verification Program Helps Consumers Make Educated Purchase Decisions

The team behind the Tequila Matchmaker have launched a “Verified Additive Free” program for tequila brands and distilleries. This is the first known independent, additive-free verification in the spirits world.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Oct 06, 2019

Have you heard of Tequileño Tequila?

Lou does a video review of El Tequileño Platino and Reposado, in 90 seconds or less.

Aug 22, 2019

Tequila Blind Taste Test Results (2019)

Blind tastings are the best way to find out what you really like, free of marketing hype, bias, and previous experiences. They also give you the opportunity to experience tequila in a whole new way—using only your senses.

Calgary Herald
May 10, 2019

Spirited entrepreneur buys venerable tequila distillery in Mexico

El Tequileño was purchased by Wayne Henuset as majority partner with 50 shareholders made up of his business friends in Calgary plus other Canadians, and some from the U.S. and Mexico.