Espanita Double Barrel Reposado Tequila Review

This is a nice tequila for the price and arguably the best liquid from Impulsora Rombo.

Espanita Double Barrel Reposado Tequila Review


  • DISTILLER: NOM 1467, Impulsora Rombo
  • MASH BILL: 100% Blue Webber Agave
  • AGE: Not stated, but at least two months to 364 days.
  • YEAR: 2023
  • PROOF: 80 (40% ABV)
  • MSRP: $42.99
  • BUY ONLINE: Espanita Store


SHARE WITH: Tequila fans, especially fans of soft sippers

WORTH THE PRICE: Sure. It's just a touch high, but I've seen it below MSRP online, so you might get lucky.


OVERALL: The nose is slightly herbal, a tad grassy and with some fresh-sawn lumber in the background. You gotta reach for the aromas in here; they won't walk out on their own. The palate, however, is delicious: cooked agave, lemon peel, roasted pineapple, honeycomb and bruleed demerera sugar. It takes a while, but the double barreling shows up in some black pepper and tannin. Take a good swig, roll it all around your mouth, and don't swallow, but exhale through your nose. That kicks up the barrel accents markedly.

This is a nice tequila for the price and arguably the best liquid from Impulsora Rombo. I've had Espanita Blanco and its standard repo, and both were fine and value priced at $30. Sammy Hagar's famous and average Cabo Wabo once was made there, but that's about all the limits of notoriety afforded this humble distillery located east of Guadalajara.


Unique and intriguing double barrel aged Reposado tequila with an authentic style, excellent structure, and long, seamless finish that showcases tantalizing Bourbon accents resting on a roasted Agave center. First aged in American white oak barrels and finished in Kentucky Bourbon casks.

On the nose, white-peppered sweet agave, chocolate mint, apricot chutney, toasted honey oak, cherry heering, and vanilla bean. Velvety body with notes of cherry cola, spiced nuts, brown sugar-sprinkled grapefruit, and candied ginger. Long and nuanced finish with toasted coconut, applewood, hazelnut spread, and citrus peel.

Disclaimer: Bourbon & Banter received a sample of this product from the brand for review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.