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The Story Of Don Julio

Named after its formidable founder, find out why Don Julio remains the premier luxury tequila around the world.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

History & Heritage

Don Julio and his distillery ‘La Primavera’ were both born in Atotonilco, on the highlands of Jalisco.

His passion for the land, agaves, and process created an exceptional tequila, and it’s the same devotion and recipe that the brand uses today.

Don Julio’s ways didn’t always make sense. He treated his agave like family. He would talk to them, even whisper with them, and he refused to take any shortcuts.

He wouldn’t harvest by the field. Instead, he only chose the most mature and ready agave, harvesting plant by plant, before slow cooking in traditional ovens and aging in oak barrels.

In fact, Don Julio was the first to age his tequila beyond set standards for an even more exceptional flavour. Don Julio was incredibly particular.  His legendary devotion was singular and exacting, but every sip of his tequila proves why he behaved in the way that he did.

Devotion to his craft

See how Don Julio's devotion to his craft is kept alive in the making on Tequila today.

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Explore the Portfolio

Learn more about Don Julio's exclusive portfolio of tequilas, from the one that started it all, to the last ever variant created by Don Julio in his storied career.

Interesting Facts

  • Every bottle of Don Julio Blanco tequila is made from 100% agave. Hand picked, hand cut, & slow cooked in a traditional brick oven, this spirit is the result of unmatched devotion and mastery of the craft.
  • Don Julio González understood greatness couldn't be rushed. He broke away from the industry standard & aged his tequila for a longer period of time, allowing his Reposado to fully realise its exceptional flavour.
  • A superior aged tequila, Añejo is barrel aged in American white oak barrels for the perfect length of time, allowing it to fully develop a rich, smooth, and wonderfully complex flavour.
  • Don Julio 1942 is the ultimate tribute to Don Julio's devotion and commitment to the craft of tequila making. It is crafted from agave and aged until it reaches exceptional levels of flavour and character.

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