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Don Pilar Extra Añejo

Don Pilar Extra Añejo is a most extraordinary tequila. Intense, with velvet richness, sweet oak aroma, and a deep, amber-crimson color.
bronze MEDAL

Production notes


Don Pilar’s Extra Añejo is aged in new American White Oak barrels for 36 months. Leopoldo and Gabriel—our master distillers—add a final, masterly stroke and finish aging it for an additonal four months in French Limousin Oak casks to impart a luscious fruity finish.


To commemorate the uniqueness of this Extra Añejo, every bottle was individually numbered and hand-signed by Don Pilar. 

An Ode to Tradition

Every bottle comes in a wooden gift box that tells the story of La Cabalgata, a Mexican tradition of horsemanship, faith and camraderie.

Shooting it would be a crime

To experience fully, we recommend you pour this Extra Añejo in a wide-bowled snifter and sip slowly and luxuriously.

Taste Profile


A bright, shimmering, golden hue.


Notes of toasty oak, fruit and butterscotch.


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


A decadently slow finish and warm reprise of sweet oak.

Awards & Press

2013 Gold Medal
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2012 Spirits of Mexico Competition
Gold medal
2012 Awards - "Best of the Best"
Best Highland Extra-Añejo Tequila
2012 Monterey Tequila & Mezcal Expo
Platinum Award
Top Extra-Añejo of 2012
The Tequila Tourist reviews Don Pilar's XA
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2020 Bronze Medal
San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Repost from @tequilarankings :

“ 🥇- Don Pilar Extra Añejo⁣
Deep and rich aromas of caramel, cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, and sweet agave minerality. Across the palate are notes of light caramel, butterscotch, and pecan pie. Carries through with some alcohol heat into a lingering and complex finish of butterscotch, agave, and pecan pie. ⁣

A top ten extra añejo.⁣

TMM Score: 91/100”
Don Pilar Extra Añejo. Extra Aged. Extra Amazing. #rusticelegance
@agave_ambassador reviews DonPilar Extra Añejo:

Don Pilar (NOM 1443) is from the Highlands of Jalisco and the single estate grown agave was harvested from Rancho Santa Rosa in 2008 and was aged 36 month in unused American White Oak barrels before resting an additional 4 months in the French Limouisin Oak barrels. It was bottled in 2012 creating a well-respected Extra Anejo Tequila. The Master DistillersTag Team was Leopoldo Solis Tinoco, Gabreil Espindola and Don Jose Pilar Contreras.
Its not often I get to try something I have never tried, I have been excited to try this tequila for the last few weeks that its been sitting on my shelf.
PACKAGING: The Don Pilar bottle is beautiful and very informative. Every bottle comes in a simple wooden box with a sliding "glass" opening. Very similar to the Tequila Ocho Xa case. Every box tells the story of La Cabalgata (the march), a Mexican tradition of horsemanship, faith and camraderie.
NOSE: The color is very unique, almost like a burnt chocolate orange color. The smell is that of a cognac or scotch with intense agave sweetness to it, followed by oak, acetone alcohol spice with a fruity caramel sweet finish.
TASTE: Upon entry it is very silky, great taste of dried apricot candy, dates, cooked agave, and dark chocolate.
FINISH: Orange peel slight bitterness, great lingering flavor of the oak richness with the sweetness of caramel and chocolate. 
FINAL SCORE: 88/100 Don Pilar is an elegant and delicious bottle for under $200. If you find it, try it. The more I drink of it the more I enjoy!
“Nix the mix, Savor the Flavor ~Gj”

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El Secreto de Don Pilar. 
What is it? And why is it taking so long to release it? El Secreto will be our next long-awaited bottling. It will be a special release commemorating the 75th birthday of Don Pilar. Essentially, it’s an extra-añejo blend made up of several vintages from our barrel room. Why is a Secret? Well, in a sense, it’s a secret recipe or secret blend. But the name also serves to ask another question: What is the Secret of Don Pilar, the man? Of his success and everything he has achieved. This new bottling features a new portait and badge. And on that badge are written three virtues—corazón, fe & perseverancia. These three components—heart, faith & perserverance—are what have taken Don Pilar to where he is today. We are hoping to have the bottled release by the spring of next year. Production issues have caused lots of delays. When it finally does it arrive, we hope you’ll share a glass with us. 
La Familia Contreras
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