Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1139

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Zach Apostoleris
Tequila Maniac
25 ratings

Erica Boorom
Tequila Warrior
45 ratings

Aroma : Vegetal, grassy, citrus, and herbal notes accent light alcohol and raw agave. Taste : Sweet cooked agave and light alcohol. Peppery heat with cloves, pear/peach, and earth. As with other high proofs, the alcohol is not overpowering here, but serves to give more depth to the other notes. Finish : Long and slightly hot with black pepper, cloves, and some potato. Usually I review all of the base level tequilas (Blanco, Reposado, Añejo) in a brand before moving onto the things like extra añejos and high proofs, but like the Excelencia, I had heard so many great things about this bottle, I had to open this up first. And I'm glad I did.

Andrew Davis
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22 ratings

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Jennifer Rees
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67 ratings

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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.

Jun 26, 2018

The World’s Highest Rated Tequila Distilleries

Tequila distilleries can differ from each other in many ways. So we used our database to find out which distilleries are creating tequilas that score highest among users of the Tequila Matchmaker app.

The Independent Online
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10 best tequilas and mezcals

In this list we’ve included a few of the cheaper, more readily available tequilas to help set you on your way, along with a few more expensive treats for the experienced agave drinker.

Feb 02, 2018

Sales for Tequila Have Never Been Better. But Quality? Not So Much

How to find the best high-end tequilas in a crowded category.

Men's Journal
Aug 09, 2016

A Handy Guide to Buying Traditional Tequila

The process was simple, natural, and efficient enough — at least until Americans decided they liked tequila, too.

Jun 07, 2016

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

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Jul 19, 2015

What Are People Really Looking for in Extra Añejo Tequilas?

Other than the oak, what are extra añejo drinkers looking for? Do they still want the presence of agave, or are they hoping that extra time in the barrel will bring more complexity? Or, is it something else entirely? We conducted a blind taste test with 2

Jul 17, 2015

Highlands vs. “Lowlands” Tequila: Does It Matter?

For years tequila geeks have been having a debate as polarizing as Coke vs. Pepsi: Which location produces better tequila, the “Highlands” or the “Lowlands” of Jalisco, Mexico? We decided to conduct our own blind tasting experiment, pitting 3 Valley tequi

The Spirits Business
Mar 06, 2015

Tequila Tapatio to Release Second Extra Añejo

Tequila Tapatio is planning to release a second batch of its extra añejo expression, called Excelencia Gran Reservas, later this year.