Don Julio González-Frausto Estrada, the founder of Don Julio tequila was born in 1925 into a family dynasty of tequila producers. Hi uncle was no other than Jose Cuervo and it was within the Cuervo distillery that a young Gonzalez-Frausto started to learn his trade at the tender age of 17.
During his career he established his own distillery and implemented his own methods in his quest to produce a superior tequila. Some of his methods included planting tequila further apart allowing them to grow bigger and age longer as well as a prolonged steaming of the agave to extract extra flavours. Gonzalez-Frausto guiding principles for Don Julio tequila was to focus on quality over quantity. Don Julio produce Blanco tequila, Reposado tequila, Anejo tequila and an Extra Anejo tequila.
Not to much is publicised on the ownership origins of Don Julio but by 2014 the brand was part of the Jose Cuervo business. It was during this period that Diageo acquired the Don Julio brand and since then it has become the highest value tequila brand in the world surpassing Jose Cuervo.
Prestige Drinks are the leading supplier of Don Julio gifts and personalised tequila. The range of products we stock are Don Julio Blanco, Don Julio Reposado, Don Julio Anejo and Don Julio 1942, an extra anejo tequila.
Personalised Don Julio is available with engraved text, Personalised Don Julio Blanco and Personalised Don Julio 1942 with 3 lines engraved into the glass, whilst Personalised Don Julio Reposado and Personalised Don Julio Anejo can be engraved with 4 lines of text and have the option to add occasion stencils.
Photo Engraved Don Julio is available where uploading your photograph or image and we convert it to a laser map of alternating shapes and sizes that are engraved at various depths to create a grey scale replica of your image. Photo engraving is available on Photo Engraved Don Julio Reposado, Photo Engraved Don Julio Anejo and Photo Engraved Don Julio 1942.
Unique to Prestige Drinks we offer a service that directly prints your picture directly onto the glass in full colour and highest details. This personalisation is available as Picture Personalised Don Julio Reposado and Picture Personalised Don Julio Anejo.
All Don Julio tequila’s are available with next day delivery options and all the range of square bottles fit within the large sliding lid gift boxes which are available via the accessories page.
We treat all personalised bottles individually, taking our time and experience to set out your message to create the most impactful bottle decoration possible. This may include increase the size of some fonts within the message to pay particular focus on key lines or phrases, spacing message over extra lines and removing unnecessary punctuation.
If you can type it, we can engrave it! When using alternative languages it may be neccessary for us to alter the font to ensure all characters are supported, in these cases we use the closest style font to your original selection.
Unfortunatley we are unable to engrave emoji's or picture characters. Where these are added the character will be removed from your message.
We specially select the fonts we use. Once a bottle has been engraved the cut glass is then infilled with a special decorative silver paste. These fonts ensure we provide the optimum width and depth during the engraving process to creat maximum visibility once infilled.
The fonts we currently use are: Lucida Calligraphy, Lucida Handwriting, Verdana and Segoe Print.