Don Julio Tequila Review

don julio tequila reviewDon Julio tequilas are a well known name world wide. They are known for excellence in production and smoothness in taste. In 1942, Don Julio Gonzalez started his first tequila distillery, he was only 17 years old. Today Don Julio tequilas are available everywhere and is known for its luxurious, smooth taste. These tequilas are made from 100% blue agave and have a range of tastes from its Blanco to its Añejo. Everyone has their favorite style of this tequila. Some enjoy the caramel sweetness of the Blanco, while others enjoy the pepper undertones of the Real.

The Blanco is a versatile tequila and can be mixed into any cocktail or sipped on its own. One notices the sweet smell of baked agave and smooth caramel. This tequila is thick and smooth upon drinking and holds its taste to the end. This tequila is not aged and is bottled immediately. A 750 ml bottle has an average retail price of 50 dollars.

The Don Julio Reposado tequila is considered to be the diamond of all tequilas. Upon sipping this tequila one will first notice the honey and cinnamon notes. A smoky tone rounds out the finish. This tequila is wonderful to enjoy as its own. No need to mix into a cocktail. The Reposado is aged for eight months before bottling. Retail price of a 750 ml bottle is 55 dollars.

For those who prefer their tequila to be sweet and smooth, the Añejo is their answer. This tequila is thick and luscious. Upon sipping, one notices notes of sweet agave, oak and rose. Finishing out, notes of caramel and chocolate. Many notice that this tequila is similar to a fine Brandy. While this can be sipped by itself, it can mix well into a cocktail. It is a wonderful after dinner drink. This tequila is aged for 18 months and retails 60 dollars for a 750 ml bottle.

The 1942 tequila signifies its refinery, not the year. This well aged tequila is a complex one. Filled with notes of cherry, vanilla, oak and cinnamon. The finish is a wonderful mixture of brown sugar and pepper. This tequila is one to savor slowly, it stands very well on its own. Aged for over two years, you can find this in a commemorative bottle. It retails for about 125 dollars in a 750 ml bottle.

Rounding out the top of the list is the Real Extra Añejo. This tequila is aged in oak barrels for five years. This complex tequila is filled with notes of oak, herbs and citrus. The finish is a warm mixture of dark chocolate, caramel and pepper. This tequila is one to break out for fine occasions and celebrations. A 750 ml bottle will costs about 350 dollars.

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