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A Guide to Popular Tequila Brands

Value, Premium and Super-Premium Tequila

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Like all liquors, tequila varies greatly from brand to brand. First you have to choose the tipo, then mixto vs. 100% agave, beyond that it's a price and taste issue. The brands listed below are meant as a representation of the tequila market and as you can see, the prices can vary greatly. General rule is that the higher the price, the higher the quality. Yet, it is all a matter of taste.

Here some popular brands of tequila...
Not all brands are listed and price points are based on an average, dependent on particular markets.

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Tequila Blanco (Silver)

1800 Select Silver 100 Proof Tequila
Photo Courtesy of: © 1800 Tequila

Under $20

  • El Jimador Blanco
  • Jose Cuervo Clasico Silver
  • Juarez Silver
  • Margaritaville White
  • Puerto Vallarta Blanco
  • Sauza Silver
  • Tarantula Plata

$20-30 Range

  • 1800 Select Silver
  • 1921 Tequila Blanco
  • Cazadores Blanco
  • Corazon Blanco
  • Corralejo Blanco
  • Dos Manos Blanco
  • Herradura Blanco
  • Milagro Silver
  • Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata
  • Siembra Azul Blanco

$40-50 Range

$60 and Up

  • Comisario Blanco
  • El Conde Azul Blanco
  • Maracame Gran Platino
  • Milagro Romance

Tequila Reposado

Dos Lunas Tequilas
Photo Courtesy of: © Dos Lunas Tequila

Under $30

  • 1800 Reposado
  • Calende Reposado
  • Dos Manos Reposado
  • El Ultimo Agave Reposado
  • Real Hacienda Reposado
  • Sauza Hacienda Reposado
  • Sauza 100 Anos Reposado
  • Tarantula Reposado
  • Tevado Reposado
  • Tequila 30-30 Especial Reposado

$30-40 Range

  • Cuervo Tradicional Reposado
  • El Tesoro Reposado
  • Herradura Reposado
  • Oro Azul Reposado
  • Mapilli Reposado
  • Siembra Azul Reposado
  • Tequila el Mayor Reposado

$50-60 Range

$70 and Up

  • Tezon Reposado
  • Dona Carlota Reposado
  • Clase Azul Reposado
  • Penca Azul Reposado

Tequila Añejo

Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila
Photo Courtesy of: © Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila

Under $40

  • 1800 Añejo
  • Amate Anejo
  • Don Agustin Añejo
  • Jose Cuervo Black Medallion
  • Puerto Vallarta Anejo
  • Sauza Conmemorativo Anejo

$40-50 Range

$60-80 Range

$90 and Up

Tequila Joven (Gold)

Under $20

  • Antano Gold
  • Jose Cuervo Especial Gold
  • Margaritaville Gold
  • Montezuma Gold
  • Olmeca Gold
  • Pepe Lopez Gold
  • Sauza Extra Gold
  • Two Fingers Gold

$30-40 Range

  • Herradura Gold Reposado
  • Zafarrancho Gold

$50 and Up

  • Chinaco Reposado Artisan Gold
  • Los Azulejos Gold

Mezcal

Under $20

  • Gusano Rojo
  • Hacienda de Chihuahua Plata
  • Monte Alban
  • Zacatecano Reposado

$30-40 Range

  • Embajador Silver
  • Hacienda de Chihuahua Anejo
  • Scorpion Añejo
  • Talapa Reposado

$50 and Up

  • Embajador 5 year
  • Del Maguey

Luxury at over $100

  • Del Maguey Pechuga
  • Scorpion Anejo 7 year

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