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Top 10 Best Tequila Picks to Wow Your Guests or Enjoy Solo

Written by Emma C | Updated March 2023

Tequila comes with a rich history and many ways to enjoy it. And whether you’re a margarita lover or enjoy sipping your tequila slowly as they do in Mexico, it’s always great to get new bottle recommendations. Maybe your home bar stock is a bit low, or you’re having a get-together with your favorite people. Whatever the case may be, from extra añejo to blanco tequila types, these top 10 best tequila picks are an absolute win.

Top 10 Best Tequila Bottles Perfect for Stocking Your Bar

1. Tequila Ocho Plata

From the finest, overripe agaves come the finest quality tequila from the Highlands of Jalisco. The single-field, estate-grown agaves used in Tequila Ocho Plata are looked after carefully by the Camarena family. From the fields to your glass, the agave brings with it the essence of the rancho from which it grew.

2. Don Julio Tequila 1942

Celebrated in exclusive cocktail bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, the iconic Don Julio 1942 Tequila is the choice of connoisseurs around the globe. Produced in small batches and aged for a minimum of two and a half years, Don Julio 1942 Tequila is handcrafted in tribute to the year that Don Julio González began his tequila-making journey.

3. Clase Azul Tequila Reposado

Clase Azul Tequila Reposado is a symbol of Mexican tradition and culture. Made with slow-cooked 100% Blue Weber Agave, this ultra-premium reposado tequila is quite unique. The spirit is masterfully aged for eight months in American whiskey casks imparting its unique hazelnut and vanilla flavors as well as its exceptionally smooth finish. ​Its decanter is the brand’s most recognized icon with its distinctive "feathered" design, painted by hand in cobalt blue.

4. Casa Dragones Tequila Joven

The craftsmanship behind Casa Dragones Joven Sipping Tequila is unparalleled. Distilled from Blue Weber Agave, the spirit blends extra aged with silver tequila and rests in American oak barrels for five years. Each bottle is signed, numbered, and engraved by hand. This means no two bottles are ever the same, making it an exceptional gift for the tequila connoisseur.

5. Tequila Patrón Extra Añejo

Patrón Extra Añejo is made from the highest-quality, 100% Blue Weber Agave. Aged for a minimum of 3 years in American, French, and Hungarian oak barrels giving it aromas of tobacco, oak, and honey. The taste is nuanced with dried fruit, agave, chocolate, and honey - perfect for replacing whiskey in your cocktails, and a deep amber color, thanks to the spirit's aging process.

6. Tequila Avión Reserva Cristalino

Tequila Avión Reserva Cristalino is meticulously crafted with hand-selected agaves grown at the​ highest elevations. The spirit’s agaves are slowly roasted in brick ovens and carefully distilled to assure an incredibly smooth and finely balanced finish. After resting in select American oak barrels, a blend of the finest añejo tequila with a touch of extra añejo is double-charcoal filtered to achieve crystalline clarity and unparalleled smoothness.

7. Tequila Fortaleza Blanco

A true aficionado’s tequila, Fortaleza Blanco has aromas of citrus and rich cooked agave that fill your nose. This unique and very special blanco tequila also delivers aromas of butter, olive, earth, black pepper, and a deep inviting vegetal complexity, with flavors including citrus, cooked agave, vanilla, basil, olive, and lime. The finish is long and deep, complex yet easy to drink.

8. Corralejo Extra Anejo 3 Year

Aged 36 months in charred American oak barrels, this estate-grown tequila is made with 100% Blue Weber Agave hand-harvested from the maker’s fields in the state of Guanajuato. Perfected by the French in distilling Cognac, the 400-year-old Charentais double-distillation method allows for exceptional aroma and flavor retention.

9. Tequila Herradura Ultra Añejo

The crisp taste of Herradura Ultra starts with one of the maker’s finest añejos filtered to remove color and enhance smoothness. Prior to filtering, a subtle hint of pure agave nectar is added, giving ultra-subtle notes of cooked agave, caramel, and honey with toasted almonds and a finish that is beyond smooth.

10. Espolón Tequila Blanco

Espolon Blanco is handcrafted with single-sourced 100% pure Blue Weber Agave at Destiladora San Nicolas, an artisan distillery owned by Gruppo Campari located in the Los Altos (Highlands) region of Jalisco, Mexico. Master Distiller Cirilo Oropeza brings multiple decades of expertise to the craftsmanship of Espolón, applying as much artistry to the liquid as is found on the label. Espolón was awarded “Best Silver Tequila” and a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Now that you have this mouth-watering list of the top 10 best tequila bottles around, you’ll be ready at a moment’s notice for company or a time out for yourself in the sun. Stock the bar with these and enjoy or, if you prefer the element of surprise, why not join our tequila club? Every month you’ll get a fabulous new tequila pick delivered right to your door.

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