Super premium, ultra premium, top shelf… can you name yet another way of talking towards higher end tequila? Let’s put the big words aside for a moment and talk about Dos Lunas Tequila from the point of view of an everyday drinker. We’ve had the blessing to try many great Tequilas, how does Dos Lunas hold up against the competition?
Dos Lunas Añejo is bright flashy gold, resembling a gold plated jewel. By color alone you know you’re working with a quality product. Dos Lunas received a 93 point score at the Agave Spirits Challenge and the presentation is showing its colors immediately. Dos Lunas Añejo is rested for eighteen months in oak barrels, some new oak while others once held bourbon which no doubt contributes to the colors.
These oak barrels no doubt contribute to the thick butterscotch scents on the nose of this añejo. There are slight hints of vanilla if you hold the though of a vanilla wafer in your mind as you sniff. While the smells are 50% the life blood of a well crafted tequila, we cannot stop there, we must venture to taste.
Añejo makes a great sipping tequila and Dos Lunas Añejo is dying to be rolled around on the palate before finishing. This is a serious sipping spirit, it would hurt my inner child to even consider this in a cocktail. Initially, you’ll get the sweet roasted butterscotch, no doubt from the flavors rising through your nasal passages with a mid-palate transition of tropical mango or pineapple with a finish of spicy dark fruit.
We’ve had Añejo’s that were seriously heavy with sours, Dos Lunas does not have any sour tastes even at room temperature, although it will quickly numb the tongue with the 40% ABV. You’re left with a slight spice aftertaste which grows my desire for salty chips and cheeses.
With a little online shopping research we found a price point in the mid-$50 range for Dos Lunas Añejo, which we believe is a steal considering the cost of some of its competition. In our opinion, this spirit could easily sell for $80 to $90 without question, so the price is an excellent deal considering the complex taste, crisp flavors and overall craftsmanship in Dos Lunas.
This is our first experience with the brand, but it won’t be the last. It is now that we’re confident the “super-premium” label can be applied without fear of market hype as this tequila is all it claims to be and more. We’re extremely excited.
Contents: Super-premium, 100% Weber Blue Agave Tequila,
aged 18 months in White American Oak, distilled and bottled in