Don Julio

Jalisco (Ciénega)
Nom 1449

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Antwane Nelson
Tequila Savant
252 ratings

Frankie Medina
Tequila Savant
206 ratings

What the hell were they thinking?! This crap is horrible! Notes or cardboard and hand sanitizer! Furthur añejo from NOM 1414 got it right with the orange cask aging and is damn delicious! DJ primavera is undrinkable for me.

Frankie Medina
Tequila Savant
206 ratings

Frankie Medina
Tequila Savant
206 ratings

Frankie Medina
Tequila Savant
206 ratings

Frankie Medina
Tequila Savant
206 ratings

Simon Gutierrez
Tequila Savant
286 ratings

Ryan August
Tequila Guru
98 ratings

I picked up a half size on sale for $19, and I regret it. On the nose, agave is there, some citrus and a bit of maybe pepper, but there’s ethanol and an astringent note that I’m not fond of. A little pepper. It opens up after a while and is more or less fine on the nose. On the palate, cooked agave is there, the citrus is there, not much else going on. A little ethanol. Slightly bitter finish. Overall this is…fine. It’s clean, it’s okay. Trying after Don Nacho which was quite good and half the price, this is a huge letdown, but nothing a few limes and agave nectar can’t fix. I’m only going to say “Yes” on recommend because it is a clean and inoffensive, and widely available. Patron is better imo but this is fine.

Ryan August
Tequila Guru
98 ratings

On the nose, caramel and vanilla, a bit of like a sweet toffee. Some agave present but definitely not the star of the show. On the palate, more agave than the nose. Definitely sweet but not what I was expecting given the forum talks on this one. Some caramel and a bit of butterscotch. Not really a ton going on here but it is “smooth”, sweet and I can absolutely see the appeal. It’s too sweet for me and overpriced, but not bad overall.

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Expansion begins at Diageo’s Jalisco plant

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