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Don Julio 1942

About Don Julio Tequila

Tequila Don Julio was established in 1942 when Don Julio Gonzalez was only 17 years old. He produced tequila for the locals, family, and special occasions. In the early 1980’s Don Julio suffered a very bad stroke and in 1985 they threw him an enormous party to celebrate his recovery as well as his 60th birthday. The original bottles were tall like many other brands but Don Julio wanted his guests to be able to see each other while seated at tables for the party. The brand officially launched in 1987 and is now a staple in the premium Tequila category.


Why we love Don Julio Tequila 1942

  • Aged a minimum of 2 and a half years in white American oak barrels previously used for bourbon
  • An iconic and well sought after expression in the Tequila world, as featured here by Vinepair as “Tequila’s first unicorn bottle”
  • Rich with notes of oak, vanilla, hazelnut and cooked agave
  • NOM: 1449 /  Diageo México Operaciones / Atotonilco el Alto, Jalisco
  • 80 proof / 40% ABV
  • Bottle Size: 750mL

Tasting Notes

Aroma: caramel, cooked agave, oak, vanilla

Palate: cooked agave, toasty notes of oak, vanilla, and dark chocolate

Finish: lasting finish



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