About Don Julio Ultima Reserva Extra Añejo Tequila
Don Julio Ultima Reserva is an extra añejo tequila, meaning that it was aged extensively in oak barrels that used to hold bourbon. Afterwards, it was finished in casks that have been seasoned with Madeira wine. This results in an exquisite spirit that was aged for 36 months in total with toasted oak, caramel, and fruit notes with the agave still shining through beautifully. Ultima Reserva is bottled at 80 proof.
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About Don Julio
The story of Don Julio tequila began in 1942 when a young man of 17 had a vision to create a luxury tequila. Don Julio González was granted a loan by a local businessman and threw himself into the tequila-making business right away. In 1957, La Primavera Distillery in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, was built. Always choosing quality over quantity, Don Julio paid attention to every little detail: he personally made sure that each agave was planted far apart with enough room to grow and then chose only the most succulent parts of the piña to steam for 72 hours.
A pioneer in all areas, even when it came to tequila bottles, Don Julio designed a lower, square-shaped tequila bottle as opposed to the classic tall ones that made it impossible to see your guests across the table. Handcrafted and distilled at La Primavera Distillery still today, luxury Don Julio tequilas are all made from 100% pure Blue Weber agave, which is harvested after 7-10 years by expert jimadors.
Although tequila has developed a bad reputation, there’s more to the spirit than just shots on a Saturday night.
This traditional Mexican drink origins in the state of Jalisco when according to a local legend, lightning struck an agave cactus before the Nahua tribe drank its warm nectar. Behold, tequila.
Legally, tequila has to be made of 51% of Blue agave around the Jalisco region in Mexico. There are different types of tequila according to age – from the youngest representatives, blanco, reposado, and añejo, to the oldest extra añejo.