Bottle of Don Julio 1942

Don Julio 1942

Nom
1449
1437 Ratings See All
$124.99
United States of America Flag
USD
Distributed By Old Town Tequila
Shipping only within the U.S.

Available in the app


Production Details
NOM : 1449 ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Ciénega) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Roller Mill ,
Water Source : - ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Stainless steel tanks ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Stainless w/Copper Coil ,
Aging : Bourbon barrels, Used barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : -

Tequila Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

108
Vanilla
71
Caramel
48
Agave (cooked)
40
Oak
22
Butterscotch
19
Butter
17
Chocolate
12
Toffee
11
Cinnamon
11
Flowers
11
Pepper (black)
8
Orange Peel

Flavors Detected

89
Vanilla
60
Caramel
40
Agave (cooked)
31
Oak
19
Pepper (black)
18
Butterscotch
17
Toffee
15
Chocolate
13
Butter
13
Cinnamon
7
Whiskey
7
Smoke

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
  • 100 Rating

not much to say about this. 1942 lives up to its hype. goes down perfect, then warms the body from the belly up like a fresh cup of cocoa or coffee in the winter.

Tequila Aficionado
52 ratings
  • 90 Rating

One of my favorites for the money; on the nose, sweet vanilla, hints of butterscotch, light agave; more vanilla, butterscotch & slight fruit across the palette; slight, sweet agave burn with strong caramel & more vanilla; when I can find at a price of $100-110 USD, I always purchase 1 or 2 bottles.

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 57 Rating

too much bite for the price

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
  • 91 Rating

A true treat! Exceptional!

Tequila Aficionado
58 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Although it’s totally a sweet smeller, it’s smells awesome and our guests love it! Toffee, butterscotch, caramels and vanillas, slight hints of oak but very subtle and underneath all the sweetness. Not sure if this is even tequila at this point! Sits light on the pallet, little hits of spice, bourbon notes, lots the the sweetness is left behind on the nose but thats not disappointing as it sets you up for a nice sip of tequila. Finish is long yet subtle, lovely job.

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 71 Rating

overly smoky that detracts from agave taste

Tequila Freak
26 ratings
  • 95 Rating

My favorite by far. Sweet with vanilla notes.

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Love this tequilla. keep two bottles on hand and truly just for shipping. I've used this to convert no tequila drinkers. super smooth no bite or strong aftertaste. you can tase the oak barrel smokiness and sweet flavors of the barrel. To be enjoyed slowly not mixed or diluted.

Tequila Maniac
30 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Good stuff, but too expensive and a bit too sweet for my tastes. Having experienced more extra añejos recently I’m understanding that they’re generally too sweet for me. Would be cool to see distillers creating a separate recipe for long aging that is less sweet so the barrel aging doesn’t make the end product so cloying.

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 83 Rating

It’s good, but overrated...

Tequila Savant
229 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Beautiful nose, caramel, butterscotch but still pepper and a hint of agave. Balance on the palette is great, spicy with loads of barrel. Finish represents the great barrel work with just the right amount of bitter.

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 89 Rating

It’s a gateway tequila to the higher end of the spectrum, so to speak. Easy to find at most decent enough bars and on store shelves. It tastes really good, lots of oak, lots of vanilla and caramel, it’s a bit on the sweeter side but not as much as other higher end Añejo and XA’s. Perfect dessert tequila. It’s one of the tequilas that makes the average drinker say “I didn’t know tequila could taste like this”. Used to be a frequent “splurge” buy in my early 20’s when it was still about $100. Now that I’ve discovered better tequilas and that I KNOW I lean towards blancos more than anything, I don’t drink it nearly as much. Tough to justify spending $120-$150 on 1942 when Cascahuin, G4 and Terralta all have XA offerings for $100 or less. Still, a very fine tequila that’ll always very be special to me. It’s an awesome gift, whether you’re receiving a 1942 or gifting it. Goes great neat, no ice needed for this one. Salud!

Tequila Freak
20 ratings
  • 90 Rating

smells like maple syrup. smooth finish. very little burn. more of a warmth.

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
  • 92 Rating

An absolutely amazing tequila I wouldn’t want to say it so straight forward but Don 1942 is probably the best tequila at it’s price range and even above. Such a great smooth tequila, high quality & sweet. No tequila has ever made me say “wow” but this tequila.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 69 Rating

I was really disappointed with this tequila It was one of the few good bottles I thought I could find in Houma LA but nope not a good fit for me.

Tequila Ninja
127 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Thanks for the birthday tequila jay! Had to finally try the 1942. As advertised.

Tequila Maniac
31 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Seems like there are some changes that occurred over the years.. I have the old bottle (different recipe?) taste on that puppy is better than the “real” - have a few old bottles left that I guard under lock and key. I’m probably crazy but seems like the new bottle has gone through a few changes, the initial one while it changed not so good, but the new one is good.. I had one sit on my shelf for a few years at 1/2 bottle and seems that the “resting” has mellowed it out and is a special go to.. yum!

Tequila Ninja
186 ratings
  • 87 Rating

$30/neat at SR. Tequila. Nose: butterscotch and cinnamon with grass and wood. Palate is full and creamy with mint, white pepper, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Finish is mid to long with a taste of chocolate and cinnamon.

Tequila Warrior
40 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Aroma : Butterscotch, oak, vanilla, caramel. Also some dark chocolate and almond. Taste : Medium/full bodied with some oils. Small amounts of agave, but lots of distinctive vanilla and caramel. Oak, cinnamon, toffee, and trace amounts of black pepper and orange flavor. Finish : Long with lasting notes of more vanilla and caramel, as well as oak, toffee and cinnamon. Light cooked agave here as well, but not much. This is an interesting one because it's definitely a sweet tequila with TONS of vanilla and caramel, but it doesn't seem "sickly" sweet. And although this is good, it doesn't have the best value at $120 USD for a bottle.

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Very smooth with wonderful vanilla flavors.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 86 Rating

vanilla and toffee aromas with a sweet taste to complement the aroma. finish smooth and slightly dry

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aroma: caramel, butter scotch, vanilla. Sabor: caramelo, pepper, agave. Smooth peppery agave finish. Dry.

Tequila Lover
8 ratings
  • 62 Rating

We’ve all been there and tried to impress someone by ordering this tequila. Maybe it worked - maybe it didn’t. Regardless of the outcome it’s slightly above average on a good day.

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
  • 96 Rating

a very good Tequila. taste is consistent, balanced finish.

Tequila Guru
94 ratings
  • 86 Rating

A little disappointed considering all the hype about this tequila. Still a good tequila that I will drink. Aroma is the best part: warm with agave and good sweetness. Taste is good but very simple. Finish is long lasting but not very tasty—just ok.

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about Don Julio 1942

TasteTequila.com
Jul 27, 2015

100 Favorite Tequilas, According to Hardcore Fans

100 tequilas that received the most "likes" from users of the Tequila Matchmaker app, as of July 2015

Men's Journal
Dec 18, 2013

The 18 Best Tequilas in the World

The struggle these days isn't in finding a superb, distinctive, and refined tequila – one that instantly erases any hangover memories of rotgut shots – but deciding among myriad great options.

TasteTequila.com
Oct 25, 2013

Don Julio 1942 Tequila: Old vs. New – Which is better?

Don’t you just love change? Let’s face it, most of us don’t, which is why it can be downright scary when theres a change to your favorite tequila. When the bottle changes you can’t help but worry if the tequila has changed as well. One such case is the me