The word Don kinda translates to the word Sir. But it is a title in Hispanic culture that is earned not just given. Don Julio Gonzalez's passion is what created this tequila. It has now become the high end, best of the best, to locals and around the world.
We were invited to come and experience Don Julio's tequila. Yes, I said experience. Not a dance club passing out shots but a behind the scenes learning experience about what makes Don Julio tequila great!
Nose: Crisp agave aromas blended with hints of citrus notes - lemon, lime and grapefruit
Taste: Light, sweet, agave flavor
Finish: Clean and dry with a touch of black pepper and grassy undertones
Best Served: Mixed drink
Color: Straw-like color
Nose: An inviting aroma of mellow lemon citrus notes and spice layers with touches of ripe stone fruit
Taste: Incredibly soft and elegant hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and light cinnamon
Finish: Silky, warm finish with an essence of dried fruit, nuts and a touch of caramel apple
Best Served: Neat
Color: Light amber
Nose: A fresh blend of lime, grapefruit and mandarin citrus aromas with a rich touch of caramel
Taste: Full-bodied and complex with expressions of cooked agave, wild honey and oak-infused butterscotch
Finish: Bright and lightly spiced finish with the essence of wild honey
Best Served: On the rocks
|Nose:||Crisp with traditional hints of Añejo|
|Taste:||Smooth in character with highlights of vanilla, honey and toasted oak|
|Finish:||Lingering hints of oak followed by a clean, warm finish|
|Best Served:||On the rocks|
After we learned a little more about the different types of Don Julio tequilas, dinner was served. Each entrée was paired up with a drink for the tasting.