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Don Julio Real Tequila

Anejo Tequila /40% ABV / Mexico

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Product details

Category
Anejo Tequila
Region
Mexico
ABV
40%

Product description

As one of the first of the few Extra Añejo tequilas on the market today, Don Julio REAL Tequila is a testament to the craft of making a superior tasting, aged tequila. Artfully aged for at least three to five years in American white oak barrels, the enticing vanilla flavors layered with caramel, chocolate and almond undertones provide a perfect setting for the lingering impressions of its warm, sensuous finish. Made with exquisite 100% Blue Weber Agave, our tequila boasts rich aromas, sophisticated flavor and a taste that can only be described as exquisite. The definition of smooth, simply serve neat in a snifter or on the rocks for a classic and simple drink. Don Julio tequila is produced in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, one of the country’s most fertile agave-growing regions. The microclimate and mineral-rich clay soil allow the blue agave plant to flourish. Each bottle of Don Julio tequila is produced here and features our NOM number — our seal of authenticity — signifying where the tequila was made. Unlike many other distilleries, La Primavera only produces our ultra-premium tequila that is crafted with the same attention to detail and passion that founder Don Julio González embodied. Please drink responsibly.

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  • KJ
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    Verified Buyer

    Do not order from Cardinal, they call you last minute and tell you the product isn’t available, total scam…

  • Jordon B.
    Verified Buyer
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent tequila

  • davemack
    Reviewed at donjulio.com
    Reviewed at donjulio.com

    The Don Julio Real is the Bentley of all Tequila. The price is very expensive it how I always look at things is you get what you pay for. The flavor is good and excellent and I would definitely buy this again. It's so smooth you have to enjoy the flavors straight with no mix.

  • ofeliav3
    Reviewed at donjulio.com
    Reviewed at donjulio.com

    Wow!! Such a yummy good tequila for sure! Def a must buy and you won't regret it! Love drinking this so much!! So good! Not expensive at all in my opinion!

  • solangelvaldivia
    Reviewed at donjulio.com
    Reviewed at donjulio.com

    One of the best tequilas I ever had. Never burn my throat , it is so smooth . Hand down on this one .

  • kevinp13
    Reviewed at donjulio.com
    Reviewed at donjulio.com

    Really smooth taste. A luxurious bottle with a luxurious taste. If you really love tequila it's worth it. Nothing beats this really smooth and tasteful tequila.

  • katyd6213
    Reviewed at donjulio.com
    Reviewed at donjulio.com

    I know this is my favorite tequila!! Literally it's the best I've had!! I'm a reapeat customer!! There is no improvement needed honestly! It's really smooth and strong! I recommend if your trying to have a good time!! Remember don't drink and drive!!

  • astylish_yardie
    Reviewed at donjulio.com
    Reviewed at donjulio.com

    Truly exquisite!! I was able to try this at a tasting event and it is so smooth and delicious.

  • xosanxo
    Reviewed at donjulio.com
    Reviewed at donjulio.com

    I only rated this product a 2 star because I do not like tequila as my drink of choice. That being said, it is full flavored and a bit on the strong side. It is probably the best tequila out of tequila choices.

  • anakarinag
    Reviewed at donjulio.com
    Reviewed at donjulio.com

    Such a smooth tequila! Don Julio is thee master of tequilas! They never disappoint. This one is so regal and perfect to drink neat. If you're not a neat drink kind of person, mixing it with ice and mineral water is also a great option.

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FAQs

For anyone hoping to explore the many intricacies amidst the tequila market, it’s essential to understand the nuances between the different categories: gold and silver are the most obvious, but there are also reposados, añejo and extra añejo. Each style has its own process and flavor, but the añejo varieties are considered the spirit’s richest form. Añejo tequilas are more mature and complex than other tequila expressions; they are barrel-aged for at least 1-3 years and often feature robust flavor profiles that include notes of bright orange, dried fruit and toasty vanilla; as such, a premium añejo is meant to be sipped and savored like a fine scotch.
Añejo is a Spanish adjective meaning “mature” when used to describe a tequila or a mezcal; the word has roots in the Latin adjective “anniculus,” which translates to “one year old.” The term impeccably fits the añejo tequila category. Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council (TRC), which sets the standards for the tequila industry, requires that añejo tequila is aged for a minimum of one year in oak barrels, which lends to the spirit’s signature amber color and complex flavors. Don’t take the names on the label lightly — the Mexican government owns the rights to tequila and supervises and requires strict compliance to the regulations required of the different tequila expressions.
While many añejo tequila connoisseurs prefer to sip the rich spirit slowly sans ice or other mixers, you do have some options that pair well. Añejo tequilas are aged at least a year in wooden barrels, and as such, have a strong flavor that can easily overpower a mixed beverage — lean on simple, classic ingredients like lime, orange, grapefruit and other equally bright citrus juices and sodas; or, consider muddling a bold and spicy jalapeno with a bit of sugar and lime. Because of its aged quality, añejo tequilas often substitute well in popular bourbon or whiskey cocktails such as an Añejo Old Fashioned or an Añejo Sour.
Any grocery store that sells liquor will carry the more common types of tequila, but you will likely need to patronize your local craft liquor store to find premium tequila varieties like añejos and extra añejos (don’t forget — Drizly lets you see what tequilas are in stock near you). As you survey the tequilas available locally, don’t waste your money on anything aged for too long as the oak flavor may overpower the otherwise rich flavors; notably, the minimum aging time for extra añejo is three years though some are aged past ten years. Silver and gold tequilas are generally very affordable, whereas the premium varieties can easily surpass $40 per bottle.
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