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El Tequileño

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1108

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Grover Sanschagrin
Tequila Wizard
830 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
448 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.

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
649 ratings

Nose: You need to give this some breathing time to coax out the bouquet. Warm, round agave aromas. Bright spices and peppery earthiness. Both lemon and orange citrus notes. Maybe melon or mango. Subtle herbal scent of dill and thyme. Flavor: Slightly viscous with a sweet and punchy agave/pepper kick off. The spices and citrus follow the nose, with the addition of silky salted caramel. The flavors are much more dynamic than the aromas.

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Ninja
148 ratings

Tequileno Blanco I smell clean agave and sweet minerals. I taste a punch of sweet agave and pepper. There is a nice medium finish. This review is too simple for such a tasty tequila! Go buy one and let me know what you think.

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Ninja
148 ratings

This Reposado is truly rare. It’s aged for 6 years but can’t be called an XA because it was aged in a vessel larger than 600 liters. The age shows in the mellowing and complexity of the spirit. I smell cooked agave and caramel, natural vanilla, dark fruits and hints of floral notes. I taste the sweet cooked agave and butterscotch. Hints of pepper and spice. The finish is nice and long. I love this tequila and I’m appreciative of companies willing to experiment and create unique rare tequilas. It ain’t cheap but it’s worth it! Salud Amigos!

Matt Gresham
Tequila Aficionado
58 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
649 ratings

Nose: Soft spicing wrapped around silky agave aromas. Cocoa, vanilla, and leather. A hint of spearmint. Some dough like notes. Trace cedar scent and a touch of sweet cider on the nose. Multifaceted nose. Flavors: A slight perfume/floral note accompanies the subtle fruitiness. Subdued spice and pepper heat. The vanilla and leather carry through from the aroma. Tasting this is more like a series of sensations, rather than the normal attempt at identifying individual elements. You ride pillowy clouds from one layer of impressions, that transitions to another layer of sensations, that seamlessly blends into the next... Finishes with all the finesses of a finely tuned symphony of strings and woodwinds. But sometimes I enjoy the crash of cymbals and some drama.

Carolyn Kissick
Tequila Ninja
33 ratings

Spicy, herbal, and a little too hot for my personal preference when sipping neat. Give it a few minutes to breathe and the alcohol dissipates lending a more approachable softness. Underripe banana and citrus peel up front with a lasting sweetness on the finish.

Craig Macadang
Tequila Wizard
964 ratings

Latest News

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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.