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Don Chendo Destilado de Agave Anejo
Spirits
Submitted by Tequila.net     December 20, 2009    
This is seriously the best tequila I have ever tasted. It is nothing like anything you can get state-side. It's made with pure blue agave, but because they make it in small batches and do not distribute internationally, they are not allowed to call it tequila, so they resort to "Liquor de Agave." It is hand-made in small batches at a small private distillery in Jalisco outside Puerto Vallarta. They offer five types: white, Reposado, Anejo, and two sweetened spirits, almondo and a coffee tequilla that also includes chocolate and vanilla flavors (unlike the much sweeter Kaluha). A couple of sites online say that this is made with green agave, but I asked one of Don Chendo's sons at the distillery, and he confirmed that that is incorrect. False information is often posted online by competing distilleries, in order to discredit other distilleries. With anticipated approval, they are hopeful that they will be able to ship bottles to the U.S. in 2013. There's more info. at tequilatourvallarta.com. Again, this is extremely fine tequila, in my opinion, second to none, and certainly much better than even the finest offerings by the likes of Jose Cuervo.
Overall rating 
 
93
Aroma-Nose 
 
95
Initial Taste 
 
90
Body 
 
91
Finish 
 
96
Enjoyability 
 
95
Price 
 
90
Presentation 
 
94
Reviewed by robpaterson January 06, 2013
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This is seriously the best tequila I have ever tasted. It is nothing like anything you can get state-side. It's made with pure blue agave, but because they make it in small batches and do not distribute internationally, they are not allowed to call it tequila, so they resort to "Liquor de Agave." It is hand-made in small batches at a small private distillery in Jalisco outside Puerto Vallarta. They offer five types: white, Reposado, Anejo, and two sweetened spirits, almondo and a coffee tequilla that also includes chocolate and vanilla flavors (unlike the much sweeter Kaluha). A couple of sites online say that this is made with green agave, but I asked one of Don Chendo's sons at the distillery, and he confirmed that that is incorrect. False information is often posted online by competing distilleries, in order to discredit other distilleries. With anticipated approval, they are hopeful that they will be able to ship bottles to the U.S. in 2013. There's more info. at tequilatourvallarta.com. Again, this is extremely fine tequila, in my opinion, second to none, and certainly much better than even the finest offerings by the likes of Jose Cuervo.

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