Don Julio

Jalisco (Ciénega)
Nom 1449

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

Horrible as a Cristalino gimmick. Fake pine, vanilla, chocolate, fruit etc. An overly sugary finish... absolutely horrendous

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Ninja
177 ratings

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
398 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
398 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
192 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
336 ratings

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

John Welch
Tequila Honey Badger
1066 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 Ninja
107 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.

Pepe Galvez
Tequila Savant
224 ratings

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Long Island Lou Tequila
Feb 03, 2021

Don Julio 70 - Oh Lord... This is Horrible

Lou gets brutally real about Don Julio 70th, and the entire concept of cristalinos.

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.

TasteTequila.com
Jun 27, 2018

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We sent six blanco tequilas to 28 members of the Tequila Matchmaker Tasting Panel to rate blind. Four of them are new to the market, and two of them are tequilas that have been around for a long time.

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.

Nasdaq
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.

BeverageDynamics
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.