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Don Pilar

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1443

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Ash Ley
Tequila Fan
3 ratings

Grant Gardner
Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings

NOSE: The color is very unique, almost like a burnt chocolate orange color. The smell is that of a cognac or scotch with intense agave sweetness to it, followed by oak, acetone alcohol spice with a fruity caramel sweet finish. TASTE: Upon entry it is very silky, great taste of dried apricot candy, dates, cooked agave, and dark chocolate. FINISH: Orange peel slight bitterness, great lingering flavor of the oak richness with the sweetness of caramel and chocolate.

Damian Cox
Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings

Got absolutely blasted on this last night. Split and had a majority share of a quart around a campfire in Alberta with a buddy. Waaay to drunk to rate effectively. But what I do remember in the first 30 minutes..... A fantastic bottle of tequila. Everything a Blanco should be. Loads of cooked agave. Citrus and floral.

Steve Florence
Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings

Theo Moudakis
Tequila Maniac
30 ratings

Rich, thick, bourbony, caramelly. If you enjoy extra-anejos then this one is for you.

Jonathan Cross
Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings

Jonathan Cross
Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings

Erica Boorom
Tequila Maniac
34 ratings

Aroma : Oak, vanilla, caramel, dried fruit. Some whiskey influence too like butter and almond. Taste : Medium bodied and somewhat oily. Lots of oak here, some cooked agave, and more whiskey. Some cinnamon and baking spice, and honey. Finish : Long and slightly bitter. Some more oak here and light agave and a little more honey. Much like the Añejo you can definitely have some appreciation for this if you happen to like bourbon as well.

Mike Thomas
Tequila Ninja
129 ratings

This is a quintessential highlands tequila. It has the notes of unripe everything (apple, pear, pineapple, agave and fruit). I think its the nature of the terrior, more than the cooking method or process. But that is only one man’s opinion. I am getting a lot of oakiness from the barrel on the nose, as well as vanilla, honeysuckle and orange blossoms. For the palate, i am tasting cherries, mild cognac, wood, asparagus, pleasant heat, pepper and agave.

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May 12, 2017

Don Pilar Reposado – “Worth the Wait”

For many years, Don Pilar offered a blanco, añejo and extra añejo. “Donde estas, donde estas, Reposado?” Fans of the brands (like us) were excited when we heard that one was on the way, and we wondered how long it would be aged. Would it be a light-touch

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

San Francisco Business Times
Jun 07, 2013

Tequila takeover: Bay Area brands bursting on the scene

Tequila is taking over bars, cocktail lists and palates all over the Bay Area and as we reported this week, several young companies are jumping into the booming market for Mexico's national spirit.

Edge New England / AP
Jul 11, 2011

Tequila: It’s More Than a Drink

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Jun 08, 2009

Drinks With: Juan Carlos Contreras of Don Pilar Tequila

Juan Contreras is the son of Don Pilar, the guy whose name is on the bottle. He's also the brand ambassador and marketing director. I met him at Zazil for some tequila.