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El Tequileño

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1108

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Jacob Skoff
Tequila Badass
409 ratings

Peppery and sweet agave mixed with brine/salt, earth, some lime, citrus and hint of wood. Finish medium leaving pepper and sweet agave mingling in your mouth.

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
698 ratings

Nose: A surprising amount of agave aroma: the filtration process must have been deftly executed. Ripe tree fruit, some pitted fruit (cherry?) and citrus. Quite floral. Trace earthiness and light black pepper. Flavor: The pleasing aromas mentioned above, are muted in the tasting. There’s a fair amount of pepper heat, some salinity and abundant natural sweetness. It sits nicely on the palate. A light cedar note shows up in the finish. Cristalinos are not my thing - that being said, this is worthy of a try. Definitely the best of the currently produced Cristalinos. It would be an appropriate tequila for a newcomer not ready for a full on tequila experience.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
405 ratings

Definitely profiles more barrel than agave, but it’s really amazing. Caramel and nutmeg, this is all I’m going to drink this Christmas

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Savant
206 ratings

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Savant
220 ratings

Simon Gutierrez
Tequila Ninja
186 ratings

Adolfo Sosa
Tequila Savant
221 ratings

Andy Bardon
Tequila Ninja
131 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.

Latest News

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Drinks International
Mar 22, 2021

Becky Davies: “Tequila is the real deal and that’s why it’s so exciting"

Drinks International caught up with Becky Davies, head of commercial at Ten Locks, to learn more about the firm's plans to kickstart a defining era for tequila in the UK.

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.