13 Tequilas Worth a Try

As we know, products with the agave spirit run the gamut in quality. Herewith, a selection of recommended brands at a variety of prices and flavor profiles.

Milagro: Triple-distilled and great for its price. $20–$40

El Tesoro: Longtime favorite of tequila aficionados. $50–$70

Espolón: On the boundary between mixable and sipable. $20–$30

Ocho: Single-plantation agave; each bottling is different. $50–$80

Partida: Peppery and well-structured. $40–$70

Don Julio: Zesty citrus ($35–$50) and, in aged bottlings, like Don Julio 1942, vanilla. $80–$150

Fortaleza: Rich and creamy—the potato vodka of tequila. $40–$80

Tres Agaves: Great tasting, smart pricing. $35–$45

7 Leguas: An absolute classic—earthy, understated. $30–$50

Riazul: A new brand, full-flavored and surprisingly sweet. $45–$70

Patrón: Gentle flavor profile that inspired hundreds of imitators. $40–$60

Corralejo: Made in the state of Guanajuato, a chewy, rich spirit. $30–$60

Pueblo Viejo: A bargain agave, good for mixing. $15–$35

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