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Don Julio is known as a favourite among serious tequila drinkers, and its reputation for rich, sweet flavours and smooth, refined mouthfeel is well deserved! For tequila connoisseurs, this high-end spirit is something to be savoured and enjoyed... and maybe even shared with friends if you're feeling generous!

Don Julio Tequila is named after its founder, master distiller Don Julio González

Don Julio Tequila was founded by Don Julio González, whose life was defined by the passion which inspired him to make the world's first luxury tequila. Growing up in the tequila producing region of Mexico, he began distilling tequila at age 17. As he worked on his craft, he saw the opportunity to make something really special - a tequila which was the most luxurious and perfect product he could create. To achieve this luxury tequila, Don Julio chose quality at every stage of the process, and worked on only small batches so he could ensure each one was perfect.

Don Julio's care and attention stretched even to the planting of his agave plants. He planted them further apart than was typical, which allowed them more space to grow. He harvested the agave only when it was fully mature, and then worked with only the most juicy and ripe parts of the agave heart, or piña. The piñas were roasted slowly for 72 hours. The result was a tequila which was smoother and richer than any had been before, and Don Julio achieved his dream of making the world's first premium tequila.

Don Julio offer a refined 1942 añejo tequila and an extraordinary Real extra-añejo tequila

Don Julio still follow these principles of their founder in the production of their tequila today, and they have grown into one of the world's most popular tequila brands. Their tequilas have won major awards, including a pair of prestigious double gold medals at both the 2008 and the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Don Julio makes a range of quality tequilas, including some which are available for purchase in our shop: the Don Julio 1942 and the Don Julio Real. The 1942 is an añejo tequila and is a long-time favourite of serious tequila drinkers, who adore its flavours of vanilla and caramelised baked agave and its super smooth character. This is the go-to tequila of choice for sipping and enjoying.

The Don Julio Real is the pinnacle of luxury, having been aged for three to five years in American white oak barrels, making it an extra-añejo. Its exquisite taste is rich with citrus and agave, alongside vanilla and caramel notes with soft nutty undertones. The finish is lingering and warm with a hint of oak.

Both of these fine tequilas are so complex and rich that they are perfect for sipping. No ice, mixers, or garnishes required. If you purchase a bottle of Don Juilo tequila form our shop, to best enjoy it you should serve it at room temperature. Use a glass with a wide mouth, like a snifter or a flute, so that you can catch all of the tequila's different aromas.

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