Tequila Review: Dos Lunas Tequila

Tequila: Dos Lunas Tequila Reposado and Silver
Imported By: Tequilas del Senor in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Price: Aprox. $39.99 (Reposado) 34.99 (Silver)
Website: Doslunas.com
Review by Desz Martinez

Now a day, there are tons of Tequilas being put out on a daily basis–some being well marketed, while most of them, have never been heard of. While Tequila has a reputation of being the alcohol most people avoid at a party, the speculation may come from the un-educated crowd, that buy the cheapest tequila money can buy–in essence not quality, not 100% Agave. As time changes, well marketed tequilas had started educating the younger crowd by simply marketing what they preach, good tequila equals great time, while not giving you that pounding head ache the following morning.

One of these good 100% Blue Agave tequilas, goes by the name of Dos Lunas. Dos Lunas Tequila launched both their Silver and Reposdao tequilas in 2006. Ever since 2006 Dos Lunas has being producing quality tequilas, and even adding more tequila to their family such as the Dos Lunas Anejo Tequila, and the mighty Dos Lunas Grand Reserve tequila. From the mineral rich fields of Jalisco, Mexico, Dos Lunas uses only the best Blue Agave plants for their Tequilas.

Let’s get started with the Dos Lunas Silver Tequila: Dos Lunas Silver Tequila’s aroma is elegant, smooth, and hints of citrus. The taste is a very zesty, rich and smooth taste that could be taken strait, over ice. Most Silver tequilas work well with shot taking, and although Dos Lunas Silver Tequila works perfect for that, Dos Lunas Silver is surprisingly so smooth that it could be sipped. The After Taste; again– is smooth, hints of citrus zest, very earthy, and last but not least it leaves you with a very rich after taste, that is rare for silver tequilas.

Tequila Recap (Dos Lunas Silver)

  • Aroma: Hint of Citrus, Smooth, Elegant.
  • Taste: Citrus, Zesty, Smooth.
  • After Taste: Citrus Zest is huge with the after taste, very Earthy/Plant taste, smooth, very Rich.
  • Buzz feel: Mellow, Eager for more.
  • Similar TQ: None I have tasted, very unique flavor.
  • Final verdict: 4 out of 5 TQshots

    Drink Tip
    Piña Agave Cocktail
    3/8 · Lemon
    2 · Chunks of Pineapple
    2 · Wheels English Cucumber
    1/2 oz · Agave Nectar
    1 1/2 oz · Dos Lunas Silver Tequila
    1/2 oz · Sprite / Club Soda
    Garnishwith a slice of English cucumber
    Muddle the first four ingredients then add the Tequila, soda, ice, shake and pour into a high ball glass.

    Dos Lunas Reposado Tequila: Dos Lunas Reposado tequila rested for nine months in a combination of new American oak barrels and used bourbon barrels. The aroma has a fresh citrus, vanilla, wood, and smooth scent that leave your nostrils feeling rich. The taste has a very zesty, spicy, hint of vanilla silky finish to it. I had a few shots to get the full taste and it is very consistent with the flavors, it goes down smooth, yet the kick is spicy. The after taste was very unique, like nothing I have tasted in a TQ before; Dos Lunas Reposado Tequila has a very earthy mineral after taste that leaves you craving for more.

    Tequila Recap (Dos Lunas Reposado)
    Aroma: Citrus, Vanilla, Wood, Smooth
    Taste: Citrus, Zesty, Spicy, Vanilla, Silky
    After Taste: Very Earthy Mineral after taste.
    Buzz feel: Smooth and relaxed
    Similar TQ: Corralejo Reposado (only with taste)

    Final verdict: 4 out of 5 TQshots

    Drink Tip
    3 chunk(s) Pineapple
    2 slice(s) Ginger
    1 1/2 oz. Dos Lunas Reposado Tequila
    1/2 oz. Cactus Juice
    1/2 oz. Ginger Ale
    1/6 piece(s) Lime

    Muddle the first four ingredients, add the Dos Lunas Reposado tequila, shake and serve on the rocks. Top off with the ginger ale. Garnish with a crystalized ginger.

  • Phoenix33

    Agave review Desz. Wonderfully wrote out. I think I will have to pick some up to try it out.

  • Santiago Greenham

    Dear Mr. Martinez,
    All though I agree with some of the facts you argument in your remarks made by Tequila Dos Lunas I must say.-
    It is a good tequila
    The marketing is outstanding
    I handpicked the distillery that makes the Tequila for Dos Lunas.
    I think there should be some facts to accompany the study made to a good tequila, such facts can only come by while visiting the distillery and finding out a bit more about their process and the sours of the materials used in the process.
    In my humble opinion the best Tequila made in Mexico on premium bases is Tequila Cascahuin destillery.
    Regretfully you can not find any Tequilas made from that distillery in the USA, they have been around since the early 1950

    • What do you mean when you say you handpicked the distillery?

      Also, what are the names of some of the Tequila’s produced in Tequila Cascahuin destillery?

      • Santiago Greenham

        Hi Dez,
        I am co founder of Dos Lunas, the Project got started in Telluride, CO wile I and the actual owner got hammered at a bar and started talking about Tequila, ended up starting Dos Lunas together.
        I mean that I handpicked the distillery from other options hence I was the only one who really know about tequila.
        There is a bottle of tequila REVOLUCION being sold at DUTY FREE in Mexico I would highly recommend picking up whenever possible.
        I am, up to these day, the sole owner of Dos Lunas trade mark in Mexico, we use the distillery Tequila Cascahuin.

  • Kosamus

    Just picked up a bottle of the Reposado. Look forward to having some with the family tonight. Haven’t seen some of my cousins in years.

    • What store did you pick up at?