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Estate-grown & crafted in the Highlands of Jalisco


Unaged tequila distilled from 100% Blue Agave
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Aged six months in American White Oak casks
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Aged twenty months in American White Oak casks
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Double-oaked forty months in American & French Oak
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A Modern-Artisanal Tequila

El Tequila de Don Pilar is crafted in small batches at our distillery in the Jaliscan Highlands. Learn about the many steps that Don Pilar and his distillers take in crafting our wonderful tequilas.
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the man behind the bottle

This is my father—Don José PIlar Contreras Marquez and me—Juan Carlos Contreras, at Rancho La Cebolleta in San José de Gracia. Here is where our story begins. In a couple of years, my father will harvest this agave. From there, our distillers—Leopoldo, Gabriel and Alejandro will craft it into a wonderful spirit. We are a small brand—completely family-owned and operated. And at the heart of it is my father—Don Pilar. This tequila bears his name and is a result of the hard work and spirit that he, his family and friends put into it.
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Don Pilar ya llego a la luna!  Have you been to Luna Kitchen? Amazing mexican kitchen. Both locations - San Jose and Campbell - now serving Don Pilar margaritas. #eatlikeanancestor #crafttequila @lunamexicankitchen
Don Pilar wishes everyone a safe and happy holidays. Stop by and visit him at his cantina in Portola Valley. Salúd!

Don Pilar les desea a todos unas fiestas felices y sanas. Vengan a visitarlo en su cantina de Portola Valley. Salúd!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Don Pilar is cutting down corn stalks. Gotta clear that field for more agave. Not bad stamina for a 78-year old, eh!
#ranchlife #losaltosdejalisco
Saludos desde Cantina La Soga.
Don Pilar enjoying a midday break with his distillers in between a long day of tequila production and planning. Salúd.
Feliz cumpleaños, happy 78th birthday, Don Pilar! Salúd!
The past twelve months have been tough for everyone. We’re not out of it yet, but things are slowly starting to turn around. People are getting vaccinated. Kids are going back to school. The economy is restarting. Meanwhile, back at Rancho Santa Rosa, Don Pilar is planting a new field of agave. Raise your glass to new beginnings.
Happy Holidays from Don Pilar and hoping everyone has a healthy and prosperous 2021. Salúd!
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