Blanco is the base from which all other Don Julio tequilas are derived. Commonly referred to as a silver tequila, Don Julio Blanco is directly expressive of the distillation process and the growing conditions in the gently hilly, agave plantations of Mexico. After being harvested, Weber agave plants in the region of Jalisco, in Mexico are taken to be cored, roasted and fermented. After distillation some spirit is then aged in oak barrels, but Don Julio Blanco captures the clear vitality of the young spirit, and the upfront agave flavour with immediate bottling.
On the nose, crisp agave notes give way to a light, clear agave flavour. The finish is clean and dry, complemented by a note of black pepper. Unusually for a Blanco tequila, Don Julio can be sipped neat, or over ice in a glass. It also mixes well with cola, or alongside pineapple juice and grenadine syrup in a Tequila Sunrise. Don Julio Blanco is fantastic in a Margarita, providing the steely backbone for the orange liqueur and lime juice. And the popular Mexican cocktail Paloma is also an ideal showcase of Don Julio Blanco Tequila, blending with grapefruit juice, lime juice, sugar syrup and soda water. Don Julio Blanco is incredibly versatile. You can switch it out for rum, making a Don Julio Blanco Tequila Mojito, along with lime juice, sugar syrup, mint leaves and water. Or try it in a delicious Piña Colada, mixed with pineapple juice and coconut cream.