COMING SOON

COMING SOON

Don Pilar Añejo—aged for 18 months in virgin American White Oak barrels. An outstanding sipping experience.

BEST HIGHLAND

AÑEJO TEQUILA

“JUDGE FAVORITE”

 “Outstanding. A must-have”

94/100 points

2010 GOLD MEDAL

SPIRITS OF MEXICO

COMPETTION

PRODUCTION NOTES

ESTATE-GROWN BLUE AGAVE

Don Pilar grows his agave on five private ranches in the Highlands of Jalisco near the town of San José de Gracia.

AGED 18 MONTHS IN VIRGIN AMERICAN WHITE OAK

The distinctive golden color and buttery, oak aroma of Don Pilar's Añejo comes as a result of aging his tequila in virgin American White Oak barrels.

THE MOZART METHOD OF FERMENTATION

Our master distillers insist on serenading the agave must with Baroque music during the 200 hours of fermentation to coax the conversion from sugar-to-alcohol.

A SIPPING TEQUILA

Don Pilar Añejo goes great in a margarita, but to truly enjoy, try it neat in a Reidel tequila glass or similarly shaped flute.

TASTE PROFILE

COLOR

A bright, shimmering, golden hue.

NOSE

Notes of toasty oak, fruit and butterscotch.

PALATE

A round, lush palate. Layered with pineapple, chocolate and baked agave.

FINISH

A decadently slow finish and warm reprise of sweet oak.

FEATURED COCKTAIL

The Añejo Manhattan

Barman Kevin Dowell at Zero-Zero restaurant in San Francisco (zerozerosf.com) has concocted this wonderful interpretation of the classic Manhattan cocktail.

RECIPE

2 oz. Tequila Don Pilar Añejo

3/4 oz. Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth

1 dash of Orange bitters

1 dash of Chocolate bitters

 

Stir gently over ice. Strain into a coupe. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

 

AÑEJO

EL CORRIDO DEL AÑEJO

The giftbox is embazoned with lyrics that sing the praises of Don Pilar's Añejo. Watch Los Meños play and sing the ballad at Don Pilar's ranch, Santa Rosa.

AWARDS & PRESS

2013 Las Vegas Top Picks

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2009 Las Vegas Tequila Festival

Best in Fest Añejo

 

F. Paul Pacult Spirit Journal

3-star recommendation, September 2009

 

"A Modern Artisanal Classic"

The Tequila Tracker reviews Don Pilar Añejo

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The Tequila Tourist reviews Don Pilar Añejo

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TequilaGringo.com

9/10 rating — “Outstanding anejo—and then our jaws dropped when we saw it was $40!”

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Ryan Kelley, the Tequila Examiner

“An unforgettable, well-balanced, and affordable añejo tequila.”

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2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Gold medal

 

2013 Monterey Tequila & Mezcal Expo

Silver medal

 

2012 Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest

Best-in-Class Añejo

 

2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best"

Best Highland Añejo Tequila, Judge Favorite, 94/100 “Outstanding. A must-have”

 

Voted Top 11 Tequilas of 2011

TheCritico.com

 

2010 Spirits of Mexico Competition

Gold medal

 

2010 F. Paul Pacult’s Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Semi-finalist, 94/100 points, “Excellent. Highly Recommended.”

 

2009 SIP Awards

Platinum Medal Winner

100% Agave Tequila Añejo category

 

 

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