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El Tequileño

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1108

Recent Ratings

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Carlos Olivo
Tequila Guru
82 ratings

Herbal, floral and agave. A little bitterness on the finish but retains agave finish. I could sip this but I’d rather mix it.

John Mehrkens (@jmehrk35)
Tequila Phenom
338 ratings

Vanilla forward (not in an overly sweet way), soft on the palate, floral. A good one to pour for those starting out on their tequila journey. Additive free cristalino reposado. Tasted at the El Tequileno tasting room

John Mehrkens (@jmehrk35)
Tequila Phenom
338 ratings

Cooked agave, barrel notes, pepper, stone fruit. A very good everyday sipper at under $30

John Mehrkens (@jmehrk35)
Tequila Phenom
338 ratings

Had this at the El Tequileno tasting room. Aroma: cooked agave, baking spice, light vanilla Flavor: the baking spice hits first, followed by mango and vanilla notes

Edward Lopez
Tequila Savant
220 ratings

Frankie Medina
Tequila Phenom
359 ratings

Steven Albrecht
Tequila Savant
233 ratings

Mike Eddins
Tequila Phenom
338 ratings

Seattle Juan
Tequila Honey Badger
1315 ratings

Tasted at the distillery, this is a 4 month Reposado filtered clear. Tastes natural enough but side by side with the regular Blanco and Platino and Reposado this is last in all categories. Interesting but not a recommend.

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.