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family-owned & crafted in the Highlands of Jalisco


Unaged tequila distilled from 100% Blue Agave
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Aged six months in American White Oak casks
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Aged over twenty months in American White Oak casks
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Double-oaked forty months in American & French Oak
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A Modern-Artisanal Tequila

El Tequila de Don Pilar is crafted in small batches at our distillery in the Jaliscan Highlands. Learn about the many steps that Don Pilar and his distillers take in crafting our wonderful tequilas.
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the man behind the bottle

This is my father—Don José PIlar Contreras Marquez and me—Juan Carlos Contreras, at Rancho La Cebolleta in San José de Gracia. Here is where our story begins. In a couple of years, my father will harvest this agave. From there, our distillers—Leopoldo, Gabriel and Alejandro will craft it into a wonderful spirit. We are a small brand—completely family-owned and operated. And at the heart of it is my father—Don Pilar. This tequila bears his name and is a result of the hard work and spirit that he, his family and friends put into it.
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Saludos, it’s National Margarita Day today. What are your happy hour plans?

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Salúd from Jalisco! Next time you’re in the area, come hang out with Don Pilar at Bar La Soga. No fancy mixology here. The locals drink Campechanos — tequila and soda on the rocks. No reservations needed. 
#highlandtequila #losaltosdejalisco #sanjosedegraciajalisco
Don Pilar tequila tasting at @flores_cortemadera today from 4-6pm and @flores_sf on Thursday 1/11 from 4-6pm.
Don Pilar and family wish everyone a Feliz Navidad!
Don Pilar surrounded by two redheads at Mezcalito SF. Courtesy of stellar barman @shakeupmorris 
Come enjoy A Night in Jalisco at Olla Cocina in San Jose next Thursday. Meet Don Pilar and sample his tequilas along with a Jalisco-style menu. Thursday, November 9, 6pm - 8:30pm, $80 per person. RSVP at
Dia de Los Muertos Tequila & Mezcal Tasting
Saturday, November 4, 7-9:30pm
La Fonda Redwood City
17 agave brands + Mexico City tacos
The Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine Farewell Tour is coming to Monterey, CA on October 21st. Looking forward to seeing many friends, sipping great agave and remembering friends that have passed. This is the last year that Monterey will be hosting this event, grab your ticket at
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