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|NOM :||1449 ,|
|Agave Type :||Tequilana Weber ,|
|Agave Region :||Jalisco (Los Altos) ,|
|Region :||Jalisco (Ciénega) ,|
|Cooking :||Stone/Brick Ovens ,|
|Extraction :||Roller Mill ,|
|Water Source :||Deep well water ,|
|Fermentation :||100% agave, Stainless steel tanks ,|
|Distillation :||2x distilled ,|
|Still :||Stainless Pot w/Copper Coil ,|
|Aging :||- ,|
|ABV/Proof :||40% abv (80-proof)|
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.
Don Julio is just a solid brand and tequila at all levels. It's good for mixing and sipping. It's easy to find and pleasing on many levels.
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.