Tequila Dos Erres Reposado – Flavor and Tradition in Every Sip
Tequila Dos Erres Reposado (NOM 1465) literally means two R’s, kind of a weird name but not all tequila companies have been creative with their branding – don’t let the name fool you, though.
I am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to tequila. I am not a big brand fan, I like finding the hidden gems and lesser-known tequilas that are still made with traditional methods. Tequila Dos Erres Reposado is one of them.
I found Tequila Dos Erres in a local liquor store in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. The price was $168.50 pesos (less than $9.00 USD). Very cheap for a reposado.
Tequila Dos Erres contains 38% alcohol by volume.
The particular bottle I purchased has a date stamp from 2006.
There is nothing fancy about the Dos Erres presentation. It comes in a regular 750ml bottle with a red and yellow label, it has a couple of embossed accents on the bottle – but that’s about it.
To be honest, I did not expect much from this brand and had heard nothing about it, making me want to try it even more.
Who Makes Tequila Reposado Dos Erres?
Dos Erres is made in Arandas by Fabrica de Tequila El Eden. They make other brands as well, which I am eager to try. Some of the other brands made by El Eden include:
- La Maquinaria Norteña
- Frida Kahlo
- Tesoro Number 5
- Villalpando Especial
- Cinco Agaves
What’s so Special About Dos Erres Reposado?
For starters, this reposado offers a traditional flavor along with a spicy, peppery punch that represents what a classic reposado should taste like.
The fact is that this tequila has an initial bite yet goes down smooth with incredible taste and finish.
The smell gives off a rather strong agave aroma with a subtle vanilla and cinnamon accent.
The consistency is silky smooth as you will notice when you pour into a glass, and it sticks well to the sides which is what a classic tequila should do.
The color of this reposado is of a light amber which is normal of a reposado that has been aged at least 2 months.
So, How Does This Tequila Stack up to Other Reposados?
I am going to give this Tequila a solid two thumbs up, but I should warn you that this is not for the faint of heart. It does have a bite to it (but a good kind) and, for the price, you can’t go wrong.
Should You Buy Tequila Dos Erres Reposado?
For some, this tequila might be a little strong; I know many want a sipping tequila that is extremely smooth. Dos Erres Reposado does pack an initial punch, but offers incredible taste at an affordable price.
I am not into mixing my tequila but I have used it to make margaritas for friends and they have been very impressed by the taste.
Would I buy Dos Erres again? Heck yeah, not only is the price right, it is also a tequila that delivers everything a reposado should.
Over the 2018 Christmas holidays, I had several shots (not bragging), what I will say, no hangover or ill feeling the next day.
I have not seen Tequila Dos Erres Reposado sold in a lot of stores; even though the brand has obviously been making Tequila for a long time. If you can find a bottle, I would highly recommend you grab one.
Dos Erres does not seem to be a common find yet it is a must have to add to any tequila collection.
Tequila Dos Erres is made by Fabrica de Tequila El Eden and is located:
Dos Erres is sold at a local liquor store by the name Vinateria 2 R in Arandas, which is relatively close to the place where it’s made.