Tequila Review: Don Julio 1942

Don Julio 1942 Tequila Anejo


Brand: Don Julio 1942
Distiller: Tequila Don Julio
Proof: 80
Age: 2 years

Label Notes:

  • Tequila Anejo
  • Fundada en 1942
  • 100% de Agave


Color: Light wheat

Nose: Pepper, cinnamon, peaches, peach cobbler, nilla wafers, powdered sugar.

Palate: A thick mouthfeel. Butterscotch, caramel, peach cobbler coming through from the nose. Sweeter than expected but balanced by the spicy black pepper notes.

Finish: Long, the flavors flow on from the palate and linger.


I’m a tequila novice – so take all of this with a grain of salt (no pun intended) – but I bought this bottle for a friend’s wedding and was able to enjoy it with them recently. Despite the fact that I’m a novice, this is the best tequila I’ve ever tasted. It’s the most complex tequila I’ve ever tasted as well. My criticism would be that it’s almost TOO light and easy to drink – I generally prefer something more bold. However, when I can get lots of different flavor notes out of something, even something delicate like this 1942, I have to call it excellent.

Rating: 8

Rating Overview:
1: Gross I can’t even drink this crap.
2: Poor I would force this down in good company
3: Bad I wouldn’t have to force it down, but it’s not good either.
4: Not Bad But still not good.
5: Just OK Average.
6: Good Above average, but not special.
7: Very Good Well above average.
8: Excellent This is a favorite of mine for sure.
9. Amazing I would bathe in this if I could afford to.
10. Life Altering Nothing could be better than this.

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