Don Julio 1942 is technically an añejo as it is aged for only 2 1/2 years in used American oak barrels, though it misses the extra añejo qualification by only 6 months. 1942 is the year that Don Julio Gonzáles established his distillery, Tequila Tres Magueyes. This Highland tequila, along with their Real bottling, is distilled a 2nd time in a smaller stainless steel pot still that has a maximum capacity of 3 barrels per distillation.
DISTILLED FROM 100% BLUE WEBER AGAVE, IT IS AGED FOR AT LEAST A YEAR IN BARRELS NOT TO EXCEED 600 LITERS. ANY TYPE OF WOOD IS ACCEPTABLE, BUT EX-BOURBON BARRELS ARE MOST COMMON. AÑEJO TEQUILAS ARE ALSO KNOWN AS "AGED" OR "EXTRA AGED".