The Top Community Rated Agave Spirits From Last Week

The Distiller community gave these agave spirits the most ratings last week.
Mar 30, 2020
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    10 El Jimador Añejo Tequila
    93
    Rich & Oily
    This añejo tequila from El Jimador is produced in the valley (Lowlands) of Jalisco. This lower-tier tequila from Casa Herradura is aged for 12 months in new American oak barrels and features an affordable price point for a 100% agave añejo tequila.
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    9 Milagro Reposado Tequila
    84
    Herbal
    Produced from 100% Highlands-grown blue agave, Milagro's triple-distilled reposado is packaged in an attractive, shaded-copper bottle. The spirit's own color is pale-straw despite the spirit's ageing for six months in American oak whiskey barrels.
  • 8
    8 Corralejo Reposado Tequila
    96
    Rich
    Corralejo is known for its innovative techniques that date back to 1775 when the distillery first began producing tequila in Guanajuato. This reposado is aged 4 months in 3 different types of casks - French, American and white oak - to impart a variety of characteristics to this matured spirit.
  • 7
    7 El Jimador Reposado Tequila
    92
    Umami & Sweet
    Named in honor of the master tequila harvesters, the Jimadores, who cut each agave heart (the piña) by hand with a razor sharp coa, El Jimador Reposado is a value brand from Casa Herradura. The tequila starts by roasting the piñas in a clay oven, double-distilling the spirit and then placing the new-make spirit in American oak bourbon barrels for two months to rest.
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    6 Casamigos Reposado Tequila
    92
    Rich & Sweet
    Casamigos (loosely translated to "house of friends") is indeed the tequila brand created by George Clooney and Rande Gerber. The agaves are sourced from the Highlands of Jalisco and this reposado is aged for 7 months in reconditioned whiskey barrels and is bottled at 80 proof.
  • 5
    5 Casamigos Añejo Tequila
    90
    Spicy
    Produced at the Productos Finos de Agave (NOM 1416), this tequila is produced from agaves from the Highlands of Jalisco. This añejo tequila has been aged for 14 months in reconditioned whiskey barrels. And yes, this is George Clooney's tequila.
  • 4
    4 Don Julio 1942 Tequila
    92
    Rich & Sweet
    Don Julio 1942 is technically an añejo as it is aged for only 2 1/2 years in used American oak barrels, though it misses the extra añejo qualification by only 6 months. 1942 is the year that Don Julio Gonzáles established his distillery, Tequila Tres Magueyes. This Highland tequila, along with their Real bottling, is distilled a 2nd time in a smaller stainless steel pot still that has a maximum capacity of 3 barrels per distillation.
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    3 Don Julio Añejo Tequila
    95
    Rich & Spicy
    The añejo from Don Julio is aged for 18 months in American oak from agaves sourced in the Highlands of Jalisco. Don Julio is named for its founder, Don Julio González Estrada who founded the distillery in 1942.
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    2 Don Julio Reposado Tequila
    88
    Fruity & Spicy
    Don Julio Tequila sources its agaves from the Highlands of Jalisco. After harvesting, they are then steam-cooked for 72 hours. The juice is fermented and double-distilled in stainless steel pot-stills. For the Don Julio Reposado, it is aged for eight months in American white oak. The reposado is then bottled in the characteristic, square-shaped bottle at 80 proof.
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    1 Casamigos Blanco Tequila
    90
    Rich
    Casamigos is a tequila brand created by friends George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman. They have chosen NOM 1416 (Productos Finos de Agave) to be where this tequila is made and agaves from the Highlands of Jalisco are chosen for distillation. Their blanco rests for 2 months in stainless-steel before bottling at 80 proof.