Don Julio

Jalisco (Ciénega)
Nom 1449

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Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
387 ratings

The scotch cask is really driving the bus here, it’s not a bad collaboration but I really don’t feel like the tequila is showing well.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
387 ratings

Finally, a collaboration that actually takes on some character of the previous cask!!! Loads of Scotch here mid palette, it mingles really nicely with the sweetness already present in DJ’s house style. I 100% guarantee you could put this in front on any Scotch drinking and get a positive review. Nice collaboration, hopefully whoever dreamed this up has more to come.

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Ninja
137 ratings

A little bland and watered down but somewhat sold, with a lot of caramel. vanilla, sweet, oak, fruit and citrus...but considering the price.... forget it.

Jessica Cowan
Tequila Badass
329 ratings

I love smokiness and french oak, so this was a winner all around for me.

John Welch
Tequila Honey Badger
1033 ratings

Tasted at the before and after party at NW Agave Fest. Aromas of dried fruit, oak, agave predominate. In the mouth this is quite dry with some malted barley from the whiskey barrel and orange zest as well as agave and oak. Not over flavored by the double barreling I was surprised a bit by this and noted none of the diffuser funk that I have tasted with the blanco recently. Short dry finish holds this back in the rating.

Erica Boorom
Tequila Guru
91 ratings

Aroma : Vanilla and butterscotch. Small amount of oak. Taste : Agave, caramel, vanilla and butterscotch. There is some oak here as well. Light black pepper. This is a sweet Reposado profile, but it seems a little thin bodied. Finish : Medium length with more emphasis on oak and black pepper.

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Ninja
148 ratings

This nose is a pleasant mix of cooked agave, butterscotch, caramel, whiskey barrel and alcohol vapors. I taste the whiskey barrel first and then the cooked agave. I then taste some citrus and pepper. The finish is pleasantly nice and long. There isn’t any harshness. Overall this is a very complex reposado that tequila and whiskey fans can appreciate. ¡Salud!

Erica Boorom
Tequila Guru
91 ratings

Aroma : Butterscotch, oak, vanilla, caramel. Also some dark chocolate and almond. Taste : Medium/full bodied with some oils. Small amounts of agave, but lots of distinctive vanilla and caramel. Oak, cinnamon, toffee, and trace amounts of black pepper and orange flavor. Finish : Long with lasting notes of more vanilla and caramel, as well as oak, toffee and cinnamon. Light cooked agave here as well, but not much. This is an interesting one because it's definitely a sweet tequila with TONS of vanilla and caramel, but it doesn't seem "sickly" sweet. And although this is good, it doesn't have the best value at $120 USD for a bottle.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
387 ratings

Still the best Cristalino I’ve run across, I like that it still maintains some of the agave profile in the nose. Scary smooth, this is the kind of bottle that gets drained without even noticing. Really sweet milk chocolate ending.

Latest News

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The Motley Fool
Feb 05, 2019

Tequila and Gin Drive Great Results at Diageo

Tequila net sales were up 36% in the first half of the fiscal year.
Jun 27, 2018

4 New Blanco Tequilas That You Need to Know About

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The Spirits Business
Jun 12, 2018

Tequila boom creates more million-case brands

Diageo’s Don Julio Tequila has smashed through the million-case sales barrier for the first time, Brand Champions data has revealed.

The Times
Jan 21, 2018

Diageo emerges from the mist

There are reasons to believe that Menezes' self-help plan is beginning to bear fruit. The US business is back in growth, after adding George Clooney's Casamigos tequila and a number of other brands to its cabinet.

Jan 06, 2018

Diageo Cheers Rising Spirits Demand: More Growth in Store?

Notably, Diageo has also been striving to augment its spirit-based alcohol portfolio through acquisitions. In June 2017, the company announced the acquisition of the fastest-growing premium tequila brand, Casamigos, in a deal worth $1 billion.

Mexico News Daily
May 26, 2017

Expansion begins at Diageo’s Jalisco plant

The multinational beverage company Diageo laid the first stone for the expansion of its Atotonilco, Jalisco, plant this week, part of a US $400-million investment announced in 2015 after it bought the Don Julio tequila brand.

Jun 07, 2016

The Craft of Tequila: How Artisanal Techniques Have Lifted The Category

At a time when tequila sales are booming both in the U.S. and internationally, and a flood of new brands continue to appear at retailers’ doors, it’s difficult to assemble a price assortment that sticks to value as the most important matter.

Shanken News Daily
May 16, 2016

Patrón's Growth Continues Despite New Challengers At Tequila's Luxury End

Patrón, which pioneered the U.S. market’s thriving luxury Tequila segment, is now facing competition from a bevy of high-end entrants including Don Julio, Avión, Casamigos and others.

Distillery Trail
Nov 02, 2015

Last Known Interview with Don Julio Tequila Founder [Video]

Don Julio Gonzalez began his passionate pursuit to create the world’s original luxury tequila in 1942. Now, three years after his passing, the brand that Gonzalez founded is commemorating his determination and passion by releasing “The Legend of Don Julio