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Don Julio 70 Anejo Review

I have always been a huge fan of Don Julio Tequilas. When I first had the opportunity to taste this fine spirit at a Tequila tasting, I knew this was going to be a permanent addition. Tequila Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro is a unique variety that redefines the Añejo category. The tequila still has the deep flavor of a traditionally aged 100% Agave Añejo but after being filtered multiple times, it becomes clear.

Don Julio claims that 70 is the world’s first anejo claro, and depending on how you look at it, that’s true: Maestro Dobel does the exact same thing, but it is a blend of reposado, anejo, and extra anejo tequilas, filtered back to white. Technically it would only be considered a reposado if bottled unfiltered.

Tequila Don Julio 70 is aged to perfection in reclaimed American white oak barrels for 18 months. That smokey oak flavor is apparent, but it almost starts out with a floral taste almost fruity. Then other complex flavors and spice comes out, but the most amazing thing about this tequila is the finish. Many marginal tequilas have what I call a “grainy” alcohol taste, but this finishes smooth and goes down easy. Keep in mind this is not a cheap bottle of tequila, but would make a perfect gift for any special occasion.

Casey Van Damme

I was born and raised in the Northwest and wouldn't give up my home in Seattle for anything. But, my love of Mexico and travel has instilled a taste for tequila and spicy food in me. I am always trying to make old favorites healthier and love sharing my adventures.

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