Face it, we’ve all had at least one run-in with some bad tequila and found ourselves feeling the brunt of it with a killer morning-after hangover. If you’re someone who has only had low-quality tequila in your life then understand that you’re missing out! There are plenty of delicious and aromatic tequilas out there, but if you’re someone who has a tight budget then you may be having a hard time figuring out what’s worth your dollar.
That’s where CW&S comes in. At CW&S we have a wide variety of noteworthy tequilas in every budget range, from Casamigos to Jose Cuervo. If you’re someone who is looking to try tequila again after taking a step back from the beauty of this agave distilled spirit then read on for our best budget tequilas list!
Corralejo Reposado Tequila
Corralejo comes in one of the most striking bottles at this price point, a tall blue vessel housing a pale gold spirit within. Aged for 4 months in three types of casks, white oak, French, and American, this tequila is extremely smooth and easy to drink with a flavorful body that is perfect for sipping. Finding a nice tequila to sip on at a budget price point can be difficult, but Corralejo Reposado Tequila stands out with its flavor alone, no lime and salt needed.
Hornitos Plata Tequila
If you’re looking for something that’s easy to shoot, tastes great, and easy to mix into a cocktail then Hornitos Plata Tequila is for you. Ranging between $20-$25, Hornitos Plata is a great all-around tequila that’s perfect for your next weekend barbecue or backyard party. This expression is unaged and straightforward, but therein lies the beauty. The crisp and refreshing taste of this tequila is sweet with a gentle kick at the end with more herbaceous notes, making it a great option for less seasoned tequila drinkers or those of you out there just looking to make some tasty margaritas without breaking the bank.
Dulce Vida Grapefruit Tequila
Flavored tequilas are having a moment right now as we’re starting to see proprietary blends of this unique spirit begin to open up to mainstream ideas. Dulce Vida Grapefruit Tequila is a fruit-infused 100% agave tequila that boasts a natural pink grapefruit flavor and aroma with all the tang of this pretty in pink citrus. If you’re someone who is looking to try something new or enjoys simpler cocktails, Dulce Vida Grapefruit is sure to kick start the party with just ice and soda water in tow.
Hornitos Cristalino Anejo Tequila
Anejo tequila is aged for a longer period of time compared to its blanco and reposado counterparts, making it higher on the price scale overall. However, Hornitos has looked to showcase its Anejo expression at a more entry-level price point with the Hornitos Cristalino Anejo Tequila. Taking advantage of the growing interest in the unique type of Anejo, Hornitos Cristalino is triple-distilled and carbon filtered for both smoothness as well as removing the color that is typically gained through the aging process. You will likely have to throw down a bit more money to enjoy a more layered Anejo expression, but for those just looking to try sipping tequilas, this Anejo is not a bad place to start.
Let us know what your favorite budget tequilas are or send us a message over on our Instagram @cwspirits about what tequilas you’d like to see in our store!