As the late, great comedian George Carlin once said, “One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.”
According to UnderTheLabel’s database, Epsolón Tequila Blanco ($24) and Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila ($22) provide the best value relative to their Smart Rating. Both check in with ratings of 97 out of 100, and are cheaper relative to others in their class.
For those who tend to gravitate toward aged tequilas — reposado or añejo — the visualization below shows the longest-aged tequilas among the top 100.
Sauza Tres Generaciones Reposado Tequila and San Matias Gran Reserva Añejo Tequila — both aged in oak barrels — beat out their peers in the under $50 category in terms of age. So for those unsure of what tequila to buy for Cinco de Mayo, be it for sipping, taking shots or mixing with margaritas, these provide a reputable (and cheap) baseline for your festivities.
But please, drink responsibly.
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