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El Tequileño

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1108

Recent Ratings

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Antwane Nelson
Tequila Savant
252 ratings

Cooked agave on the nose but not prominent…. Minerals, Wood and tobacco…. Has a good body… cooked agave, cinnamon, black pepper, dark chocolate bitterness.

Antwane Nelson
Tequila Savant
252 ratings

Aroma of apple cider slight minerality hard to find the agave on the nose, which makes this somewhat complex… different on the palate, cooked agave, black pepper, citrus peel and minerals.

Dan Pulido
Tequila Ninja
168 ratings

Scott Sampson
Tequila Ninja
182 ratings

Bubba Atherton
Tequila Ninja
125 ratings

Jeremy Kinney
Tequila Ninja
125 ratings

Aroma: this is different. I’m not sure I’m picking up much agave. I get a kind of sour fruit smell, almost like wine. Some citrus- lemon and lime. There’s something in the smell that I’m struggling to get past, like a cheesy funk. Flavor: more sour fruit, like peach that’s not quite ready, a little grapefruit. I pick up just a hint of agave but not much. After the initial pop of fruit it fades to the same flavor I pick up in the aroma. It’s a cheesy, lactic flavor. Finish: gives me a pop of heat and fades pretty quickly. Overall: I like pretty much everything I’ve had from El Tequileño but this ones not for me. I haven’t had many mixtos so it could be that I don’t have a great frame of reference for this product. Gets a bit of a bump because it does mix well.

Seattle Juan
Tequila Honey Badger
1222 ratings

Alex Bette
Tequila Ninja
108 ratings

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
1156 ratings

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Drinks International
Mar 22, 2021

Becky Davies: “Tequila is the real deal and that’s why it’s so exciting"

Drinks International caught up with Becky Davies, head of commercial at Ten Locks, to learn more about the firm's plans to kickstart a defining era for tequila in the UK.

InsideHook
Oct 29, 2020

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Cheap? Yep. But there’s quality and history to be found in this agave spirit.

Business Wire
Jul 14, 2020

New Additive-Free Verification Program Helps Consumers Make Educated Purchase Decisions

The team behind the Tequila Matchmaker have launched a “Verified Additive Free” program for tequila brands and distilleries. This is the first known independent, additive-free verification in the spirits world.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Oct 06, 2019

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Lou does a video review of El Tequileño Platino and Reposado, in 90 seconds or less.

TasteTequila.com
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.

Calgary Herald
May 10, 2019

Spirited entrepreneur buys venerable tequila distillery in Mexico

El Tequileño was purchased by Wayne Henuset as majority partner with 50 shareholders made up of his business friends in Calgary plus other Canadians, and some from the U.S. and Mexico.