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Blanko, reposado, anejo va qo'shimcha añejo tekilalarning eng yaxshi reytingi

Ultimate Cocktail Challenge -da tekila g'oliblarini ko'ring.

Ultimate Spirits Challenge ning to'rtinchi qismi uchun biz sizga shiddatli va olovli tekila keltiramiz. Sohaning bozorda eng og'ir zarbalarini hakamlar tatib ko'rishdi va ularning hammasi yuqori mukofotlarga sazovor bo'lishdi. Biroq, har bir toifaga faqat bitta tekila (blanko, reposado, añejo va qo'shimcha anejo) tanlanishi mumkin edi va rais sovrini Milagro, Ambxar, Siete Leguas va Xose Kuervodan boshqa hech kimga berilmagan. Bu erda barcha g'oliblar kim bo'lganini bilib oling!

"Ultimate Cocktail Challenge" da Tekila kokteyllari uchun rais sovrinini kim uyga olib kelganini bilib oling!

G'oliblarni ko'rish uchun shu erni bosing.

- Sara Kay, Spir.it

(Rasm o'zgartirilgan: Flickr/Luigi Guarino/CC 4.0)


To'liq xulosa sizga qiziq emasmi? Har bir brendni bosing, uning afzalliklari, narxlari va boshqalar. Margaritalar uchun Espolon yoki Gran Centenario -ni ko'ring (yoki qanday qilib tekila uchun eng yaxshi margaritani va eng yaxshi ta'qibchini tayyorlashni o'qing).

Bu ro'yxatga faqat 100%gazsiz tekila kiradi. Men bu erda hech qanday aralashmani tavsiya qilmayman. Ikkisining farqi shunda: agave fermentlangan sharbatlarini distillash orqali to'liq agava tekila tayyorlanadi. Bo'ldi shu. Fermentatorga boshqa hech narsa qo'shilmaydi, faqat agave sharbatlari va xamirturush.

Boshqa tomondan, Mixto odatda shakar siropi shaklida bo'lgan agava sharbati va boshqa shakarlarning aralashmasidan boshlanadi - glyukoza yoki fruktoza yoki ikkalasi. Aqava etkazib berishni kengaytirish va ishlab chiqarish xarajatlarini kamaytirish uchun mikstoslar ixtiro qilingan. Qonun bo'yicha, ular 51% agave bo'lishi kerak. Ko'pchiligimiz kollejda bu narsadan ko'proq ichganmiz.

Mening fikrimcha, tekila ta'mi shakar kabi emas, agavaning ta'mi bo'lishi kerak. Qimmatbaho narxlarda juda ko'p 100%gazli tekila mavjud-bugun men sizni 25 dollar va undan past bo'lgan bir nechta sevimlilarim bilan tanishtirmoqchi edim.

Garchi tekila qonuniy ravishda Meksikaning bir qancha shtatlarida tayyorlanishi mumkin bo'lsa -da, ularning aksariyati qirg'oqning yarmida, mamlakat g'arbidagi Xalisko shtatida joylashgan. Xalisko tekkilalari odatda pasttekis tekila va baland tog 'tekilalariga bo'linadi. Tekila qishlog'ining o'zi pasttekisliklarda, Meksikaning markazida vulqonlar paydo bo'lganda vodiylarda joylashgan. Vulkanlar endi faol bo'lmagan bo'lsa -da, ular pasttekisliklarda tuproqda o'z izlarini qoldirdilar, bu esa ko'proq o'tli, baharatlı va tuproqli tekila ishlab chiqaradi. Tog'li mintaqada (Los-Altos deb ham ataladi) temirga boy qizil loy tuproq bor, u ko'proq yomg'ir yog'adi va kechalari salqinroq bo'ladi, bu esa minerallarga boy va gulli notalarga ega tekila beradi.

Agar siz tog'li va pasttekislik o'rtasidagi farqni tatib ko'rishni istasangiz, kumush yoki blanko tekilasini tatib ko'rsangiz yaxshi bo'ladi. Yog'ochda qarishmaganligi sababli, erning ta'mi bochkaning qarishidan olingan emanli vanil yozuvlari bilan yashirilmagan.

Bu tekilalarning hammasi 80 ta dalil (40% alkogol) va narxlari 750 ml lik butilkalarga tegishli (bitta istisno). Narxlar, agar boshqacha ko'rsatilmagan bo'lsa, blanco/plata/kumush uchun mo'ljallangan va men bu erda ko'rib chiqayotgan blanco relizlari. Albatta, narxlar sizning joylashuvingizga qarab o'zgaradi.

El -Jimador (22 dollar)

Jimador agave o'simlikini qo'lda yig'adigan dala ishchisi uchun ispancha so'z. El Jimador brendi - pasttekislik tekila, Herradura tomonidan ishlab chiqarilgan. Brend egasi Braun Forman Nielsen so'roviga asoslanib, El Jimador Meksikada eng ko'p sotiladigan 100%brend ekanligini ko'rsatdi. Agar bu rost bo'lsa, buning sababini tushunish oson. El -Jimador blankosi silliq va tiniq, yangi agav va sitrus mevalarini tatib ko'radi. Bu juda murakkab sipper emas, lekin agar siz nihoyat plastik tekilani tugatmoqchi bo'lsangiz, El Jimador sizning birinchi to'xtash joyingiz bo'lishi kerak.

Espolon (23 dollar)

Espolon, baland tog'li tekila, El -Jimadorga qaraganda ancha chuqurroq va tiniq va engil emas. Achchiq va yumshoq gulli, unda panjara qilingan ananas va qora murch bor. Men uni muz ustida ichishni yaxshi ko'raman, lekin men uni kokteyllarda, ayniqsa margaritalarda afzal ko'raman. Espolon har doim meni hayratda qoldiradi, chunki men har doim o'zimni reposadodan ko'ra blankoni afzal ko'raman.

Gran Centenario (22 dollar)

Garchi Joze Kuervo asosan tekstil aralashmasi bilan tanilgan bo'lsa-da, Gran Centenario o'zining 100%gazsiz brendlaridan biridir. (1800 Tequila-bu boshqa Cuervo-100%gazlamas.) Cuervo mahsulotlari-menimcha, pasttekislik tekila va aslida Cuervo asosiy distillash zavodi Xalisko pasttekisligidagi Tekila shahrida joylashgan. El -Jimador singari, Gran Centenario Plata ham murakkab tekila emas, u silliq va tetiklantiruvchi, sitrusli ohanglar va o'tli. Bu oddiy tekila bo'lsa -da, u qoniqarli va mazali, xuddi margaritaga to'g'ri keladi.

Lunazul (17 dollar)

Grassy agave bu pasttekislik blankoda bir piyola aralash tropik mevalar bilan uchrashadi. Lazzat qalampir va o'simlik notalarini o'z ichiga oladi va pardasi engil achchiq. Garchi bu mening eng sevimli sipperim bo'lmasa -da, bu kokteyllarda juda yaxshi. Paloma, Meksika uslubida, bir chimdik tuz, bir oz yangi ohak sharbati (agar imkoningiz bo'lsa) va greyfurt sodasi bilan tatib ko'ring.

Milagro (23 dollar)

Tog'li tekila Milagro boy va qaymoqli, ozgina o'simlik va o'simlik va yangi sitrusli. U yaxshi yutadi va yaxshiroq aralashadi. Milagro hayratlanarli darajada yaxshi narxga ega va u mening eng yaxshi uchligimdan biridir. Milagro Sangrita bilan birga ichsa yaxshi bo'lardi (yo'q, ular Sangriya emas, ular juda boshqacha narsadir), tekilaning mayda o'tli yozuvlari Sangritaning xushbo'y hidi bilan yaxshi o'ynaydi.

Olmeca Altos (21 dollar)

Ehtimol, bu erda mening ikkinchi sevimlim. Altos - yana baland tog'li, boy kirish va uzun, silliq qoplamali. Uning o'tli o'tli, agave ta'mi bor, orqa tomonida suvli sitrus ohanglari bor. U kokteyllarga yaxshi aralashadi va u o'z -o'zidan toshda ham, toza ham mazali bo'ladi. Brend AQShdagi ishtirokini kuchaytirmoqda, shuning uchun u sizning hududingizda hali bo'lmasa ham, bu yil o'tishi bilan o'zgarishini kuting.

Tapati (1 litr uchun 30 dollar)

Ha, men byudjetni biroz cho'zdim, lekin bu ajoyib tekila - bu ro'yxatdagi eng yoqtirganim - va bir litrli shisha uchun 30 dollar, bu erda ko'rsatilgan boshqa spirtli ichimliklar narxiga teng. Tapati Meksikada, ayniqsa Xalisko tog'larida juda yaxshi ko'riladi. (Qishloq bo'ylab aylanib o'ting va siz hamma joyda uning belgilarini ko'rasiz - reklama taxtalari, binolarning yon tomonidagi bo'yalgan yozuvlar, plakatlar, varaqalar.) Bu nihoyat AQShda mavjud, garchi siz uni ovlashingiz kerak bo'lsa ham. (G'alati, yuqori quvvatli, 110 ta bardoshli shishani topish sizga osonroq bo'lishi mumkin.)

Bu mazali narsalar: agave o'tlariga boy, siz blanko tekila bilan bog'lanasiz, aniq mevali va ziravorli. Tapatio aralashtirish uchun juda yaxshi, garchi men uni shunchaki lazzatlanishdan zavq olsam.


To'liq xulosa sizga qiziq emasmi? Har bir brendni bosing, uning afzalliklari, narxlari va boshqalar haqida o'qing. Margaritalar uchun Espolon yoki Gran Centenario -ni ko'ring (yoki tekila uchun eng yaxshi margaritani va eng yaxshi ta'qibchini qanday tayyorlashni o'qing).

Bu ro'yxatga faqat 100%gazsiz tekila kiradi. Men bu erda hech qanday aralashmani tavsiya qilmayman. Ikkisining farqi shunda: agave fermentlangan sharbatlarini distillash orqali to'liq agava tekila tayyorlanadi. Bo'ldi shu. Fermentatorga boshqa hech narsa qo'shilmaydi, faqat agave sharbatlari va xamirturush.

Boshqa tomondan, Mixto odatda shakar siropi shaklida bo'lgan agava sharbati va boshqa shakarlarning aralashmasidan boshlanadi - glyukoza yoki fruktoza yoki ikkalasi. Aqava etkazib berishni kengaytirish va ishlab chiqarish xarajatlarini kamaytirish uchun mikstoslar ixtiro qilingan. Qonun bo'yicha, ular 51% agave bo'lishi kerak. Ko'pchiligimiz kollejda bu narsadan ko'proq ichganmiz.

Mening fikrimcha, tekila ta'mi shakar kabi emas, agavaning ta'mi bo'lishi kerak. Qimmatbaho narxlarda juda ko'p 100%gazlangan tekila mavjud-bugun men sizni 25 dollar va undan past narxlarda bir nechta sevimlilarim bilan tanishtirmoqchi edim.

Tekila qonuniy ravishda Meksikaning bir qancha shtatlarida tayyorlanishi mumkin bo'lsa -da, ularning aksariyati qirg'oqning yarmida, mamlakat g'arbidagi Xalisko shtatida joylashgan. Xalisko tekkilalari odatda pasttekis tekila va baland tog 'tekilalariga bo'linadi. Tekila qishlog'ining o'zi pasttekisliklarda, Meksikaning markazida vulqonlar paydo bo'lganda vodiylarda joylashgan. Vulkanlar endi faol bo'lmasa -da, ular pasttekisliklarda tuproqda o'z izlarini qoldirdilar, bu esa o'tli, baharatlı va tuproqli tekila ishlab chiqaradi. Tog'li mintaqada (Los-Altos deb ham ataladi) temirga boy qizil loy tuproq bor, u ko'proq yomg'ir yog'adi va kechalari salqinroq bo'ladi, bu esa minerallarga boy va gulli notalarga ega tekila beradi.

Agar siz tog'li va pasttekislik o'rtasidagi farqni tatib ko'rishni istasangiz, kumush yoki blanko tekilasini tatib ko'rsangiz yaxshi bo'ladi. Yog'ochda qarishmaganligi sababli, erning ta'mi bochkaning qarishidan olingan emanli vanil yozuvlari bilan yashirilmagan.

Bu tekilalarning barchasi 80 ta dalil (40% spirtli ichimliklar) va narxlari 750 ml lik butilkalar uchun (bitta istisno). Narxlar, agar boshqacha ko'rsatilmagan bo'lsa, blanco/plata/kumush uchun mo'ljallangan va men bu erda ko'rib chiqayotgan blanco relizlari. Albatta, narxlar sizning joylashuvingizga qarab o'zgaradi.

El -Jimador (22 dollar)

Jimador agave o'simlikini qo'lda yig'adigan dala ishchisi uchun ispancha so'z. El Jimador brendi - pasttekislik tekila, Herradura tomonidan ishlab chiqarilgan. Brend egasi Braun Forman Nielsen so'roviga asoslanib, El Jimador Meksikada eng ko'p sotiladigan 100%tozalangan brend ekanligini ko'rsatdi. Agar bu rost bo'lsa, buning sababini tushunish oson. El -Jimador blankosi silliq va tiniq, yangi agav va sitrus mevalarini tatib ko'radi. Bu juda murakkab sipper emas, lekin agar siz nihoyat plastik tekilani tugatmoqchi bo'lsangiz, El Jimador sizning birinchi to'xtash joyingiz bo'lishi kerak.

Espolon (23 dollar)

Espolon, baland tog'li tekila, El -Jimadorga qaraganda ancha chuqurroq, tiniq va engil emas. Achchiq va yumshoq gulli, unda panjara qilingan ananas va qora murch bor. Men uni muz ustida ichishni yaxshi ko'raman, lekin men uni kokteyllarda, ayniqsa margaritalarda afzal ko'raman. Espolon har doim meni hayratda qoldiradi, chunki men har doim o'zimni reposadodan ko'ra blankoni afzal ko'raman.

Gran Centenario (22 dollar)

Garchi Joze Kuervo asosan tekstil aralashmasi bilan tanilgan bo'lsa-da, Gran Centenario o'zining 100%gazsiz brendlaridan biridir. (1800 Tequila-bu boshqa Cuervo-100%gazlamas.) Cuervo mahsulotlari-menimcha, pasttekis tekila va aslida asosiy Kuervo distillash zavodi Xalisko pasttekisligidagi Tekila shahrida joylashgan. El -Jimador singari, Gran Centenario Plata ham murakkab tekila emas, u silliq va tetiklantiruvchi, sitrusli ohanglar va o'tli. Bu oddiy tekila bo'lsa -da, u qoniqarli va mazali, xuddi margaritaga to'g'ri keladi.

Lunazul (17 dollar)

Grassy agave bu pasttekislik blankoda bir piyola aralash tropik mevalar bilan uchrashadi. Lazzat qalampir va o'simlik notalarini o'z ichiga oladi va pardasi engil achchiq. Garchi bu mening eng sevimli sipperim bo'lmasa -da, bu kokteyllarda juda yaxshi. Paloma, Meksika uslubida, bir chimdik tuz, bir oz yangi ohak sharbati (agar imkoningiz bo'lsa) va greyfurt sodasi bilan tatib ko'ring.

Milagro (23 dollar)

Tog'li tekila Milagro boy va qaymoqli, ozgina o'simlik va o'simlik va yangi sitrusli. U yaxshi yutadi va yaxshiroq aralashadi. Milagro hayratlanarli darajada yaxshi narxga ega va u mening eng yaxshi uchligimdan biridir. Milagro Sangrita bilan birga ichsa yaxshi bo'lardi (yo'q, ular Sangriya emas, ular juda boshqacha narsadir), tekilaning mayda o'tli yozuvlari Sangritaning xushbo'y hidi bilan yaxshi o'ynaydi.

Olmeca Altos (21 dollar)

Ehtimol, bu erda mening ikkinchi sevimlim. Altos - yana baland tog'li, boy kirish va uzun, silliq qoplamali. Uning o'tli o'tli, agave ta'mi bor, orqa tomonida suvli sitrus ohanglari bor. U kokteyllarga yaxshi aralashadi va u o'z -o'zidan toshda ham, toza ham mazali bo'ladi. Brend AQShdagi ishtirokini kuchaytirmoqda, shuning uchun u sizning hududingizda hali bo'lmasa ham, bu yil o'tishi bilan o'zgarishini kuting.

Tapati (1 litr uchun 30 dollar)

Ha, men byudjetni biroz cho'zdim, lekin bu ajoyib tekila - bu ro'yxatdagi eng yoqtirganim - va bir litrli shisha uchun 30 dollar, bu erda ko'rsatilgan boshqa spirtli ichimliklar narxiga teng. Tapati Meksikada, ayniqsa Xalisko tog'larida juda yaxshi ko'riladi. (Qishloq bo'ylab aylanib o'ting va siz hamma joyda uning belgilarini ko'rasiz - reklama taxtalari, binolarning yon tomonidagi bo'yalgan yozuvlar, plakatlar, varaqalar.) Bu nihoyat AQShda mavjud, garchi siz uni ovlashingiz kerak bo'lsa ham. (G'alati, yuqori quvvatli, 110 ta bardoshli shishani topish sizga osonroq bo'lishi mumkin.)

Bu mazali narsalar: agave o'tlariga boy, siz blanko tekila bilan bog'lanasiz, aniq mevali va ziravorli. Tapatio aralashtirish uchun juda yaxshi, garchi men uni shunchaki lazzatlanishdan zavq olsam.


To'liq xulosa sizga qiziq emasmi? Har bir brendni bosing, uning afzalliklari, narxlari va boshqalar. Margaritalar uchun Espolon yoki Gran Centenario -ni ko'ring (yoki tekila uchun eng yaxshi margaritani va eng yaxshi ta'qibchini qanday tayyorlashni o'qing).

Bu ro'yxatga faqat 100%gazsiz tekila kiradi. Men bu erda hech qanday aralashmani tavsiya qilmayman. Ikkisining farqi shunda: agave fermentlangan sharbatlarini distillash orqali to'liq agava tekila tayyorlanadi. Bo'ldi shu. Fermentatorga boshqa hech narsa qo'shilmaydi, faqat agave sharbatlari va xamirturush.

Boshqa tomondan, Mixto odatda shakar siropi shaklida bo'lgan agava sharbati va boshqa shakarlarning aralashmasidan boshlanadi - glyukoza yoki fruktoza yoki ikkalasi. Aqava etkazib berishni kengaytirish va ishlab chiqarish xarajatlarini kamaytirish uchun mikstoslar ixtiro qilingan. Qonun bo'yicha, ular 51% agave bo'lishi kerak. Ko'pchiligimiz kollejda bu narsadan ko'proq ichganmiz.

Mening fikrimcha, tekila ta'mi shakar kabi emas, agavaning ta'mi bo'lishi kerak. Qimmatbaho narxlarda juda ko'p 100%gazlangan tekila mavjud-bugun men sizni 25 dollar va undan past narxlarda bir nechta sevimlilarim bilan tanishtirmoqchi edim.

Tekila qonuniy ravishda Meksikaning bir qancha shtatlarida tayyorlanishi mumkin bo'lsa -da, ularning aksariyati qirg'oqning yarmida, mamlakat g'arbidagi Xalisko shtatida joylashgan. Xalisko tekkilalari odatda pasttekis tekila va baland tog 'tekilalariga bo'linadi. Tekila qishlog'ining o'zi pasttekisliklarda, Meksikaning markazida vulqonlar paydo bo'lganda vodiylarda joylashgan. Vulkanlar endi faol bo'lmagan bo'lsa -da, ular pasttekisliklarda tuproqda o'z izlarini qoldirdilar, bu esa ko'proq o'tli, baharatlı va tuproqli tekila ishlab chiqaradi. Tog'li mintaqada (Los-Altos deb ham ataladi) temirga boy qizil loy tuproq bor, u ko'proq yomg'ir yog'adi va kechalari salqinroq bo'ladi, bu esa minerallarga boy va gulli notalarga ega bo'lgan tekila beradi.

Agar siz tog'li va pasttekislik o'rtasidagi farqni tatib ko'rishni istasangiz, kumush yoki blanko tekilasini tatib ko'rsangiz yaxshi bo'ladi. Yog'ochda qarishmaganligi sababli, erning ta'mi bochkaning qarishidan olingan emanli vanil yozuvlari bilan yashirilmagan.

Bu tekilalarning barchasi 80 ta dalil (40% spirtli ichimliklar) va narxlari 750 ml lik butilkalar uchun (bitta istisno). Narxlar, agar boshqacha ko'rsatilmagan bo'lsa, blanco/plata/kumush uchun mo'ljallangan va men bu erda ko'rib chiqayotgan blanco relizlari. Albatta, narxlar sizning joylashuvingizga qarab o'zgaradi.

El -Jimador (22 dollar)

Jimador agave o'simlikini qo'lda yig'adigan dala ishchisi uchun ispancha so'z. El Jimador brendi - pasttekislik tekila, Herradura tomonidan ishlab chiqarilgan. Brend egasi Braun Forman Nielsen so'roviga asoslanib, El Jimador Meksikada eng ko'p sotiladigan 100%tozalangan brend ekanligini ko'rsatdi. Agar bu rost bo'lsa, buning sababini tushunish oson. El -Jimadorning blanko silliq va tiniq, yangi agav va sitrus mevalarini tatib ko'radi. Bu juda murakkab sipper emas, lekin agar siz nihoyat plastik tekilani tugatmoqchi bo'lsangiz, El Jimador sizning birinchi to'xtash joyingiz bo'lishi kerak.

Espolon (23 dollar)

Espolon, baland tog'li tekila, El -Jimadorga qaraganda ancha chuqurroq va tiniq va engil emas. Achchiq va mayin gulli, u panjara ananas va qora murchni o'z ichiga oladi. Men uni muz ustida ichishni yaxshi ko'raman, lekin men uni kokteyllarda, ayniqsa margaritalarda afzal ko'raman. Espolon har doim men uchun biroz hayratlanarli, chunki men har doim o'zimni reposadodan ko'ra blankoni afzal ko'raman.

Gran Centenario (22 dollar)

Garchi Joze Kuervo asosan tekstil aralashmasi bilan tanilgan bo'lsa-da, Gran Centenario o'zining 100%gazsiz brendlaridan biridir. (1800 Tequila-bu boshqa Cuervo-100%gazlamas.) Cuervo mahsulotlari-menimcha, pasttekis tekila va aslida asosiy Kuervo distillash zavodi Xalisko pasttekisligidagi Tekila shahrida joylashgan. El -Jimador singari, Gran Centenario Plata ham murakkab tekila emas, u silliq va tetiklantiruvchi, sitrusli ohanglar va o'tli. Bu oddiy tekila bo'lsa -da, u qoniqarli va mazali, faqat margaritaga to'g'ri keladi.

Lunazul (17 dollar)

Grassy agave bu pasttekislik blankoda bir piyola aralash tropik mevalar bilan uchrashadi. Lazzat qalampir va o'simlik notalarini o'z ichiga oladi va pardasi engil achchiq. Garchi bu mening eng sevimli sipperim bo'lmasa -da, bu kokteyllarda juda yaxshi. Paloma, Meksika uslubida, bir chimdik tuz, bir oz yangi ohak sharbati (agar imkoningiz bo'lsa) va greyfurt sodasi bilan tatib ko'ring.

Milagro (23 dollar)

Tog'li tekila Milagro boy va qaymoqli, ozgina o'simlik va o'simlik va yangi sitrusli. U yaxshi yutadi va yaxshiroq aralashadi. Milagro hayratlanarli darajada yaxshi narxga ega va u mening eng yaxshi uchligimdan biridir. Milagro Sangrita bilan birga ichsa yaxshi bo'lardi (yo'q, ular Sangriya emas, ular juda boshqacha narsadir), tekilaning mayda o'tli yozuvlari Sangritaning xushbo'y hidi bilan yaxshi o'ynaydi.

Olmeca Altos (21 dollar)

Ehtimol, bu erda mening ikkinchi sevimlim. Altos - yana baland tog'li, boy kirish va uzun, silliq qoplamali. Uning o'tli o'tli, agave ta'mi bor, orqa tomonida suvli sitrus ohanglari bor. U kokteyllarga yaxshi aralashadi va o'z -o'zidan toshda ham, toza ham mazali bo'ladi. Brend AQShdagi ishtirokini kuchaytirmoqda, shuning uchun u sizning hududingizda hali bo'lmasa ham, bu yil o'tishi bilan o'zgarishini kuting.

Tapati (1 litr uchun 30 dollar)

Ha, men byudjetni biroz cho'zdim, lekin bu ajoyib tekila - bu ro'yxatdagi eng yoqtirganim - va bir litrli shisha uchun 30 dollar, bu erda ko'rsatilgan boshqa spirtli ichimliklar narxiga teng. Tapati Meksikada, ayniqsa Xalisko tog'larida juda yaxshi ko'riladi. (Qishloq bo'ylab aylanib o'ting va siz hamma joyda uning belgilarini ko'rasiz - reklama taxtalari, binolarning yon tomonlarida bo'yalgan yozuvlar, plakatlar, varaqalar.) Bu nihoyat Davlatda mavjud, garchi siz uni ovlashingiz kerak bo'lsa ham. (G'alati, yuqori quvvatli, 110 ta bardoshli shishani topish sizga osonroq bo'lishi mumkin.)

Bu mazali narsalar: agave o'tlariga boy, siz blanco tekila bilan bog'lanasiz, aniq mevali va ziravorli. Tapatio aralashtirish uchun juda yaxshi, garchi men uni shunchaki lazzatlanishdan zavq olsam.


To'liq xulosa sizga qiziq emasmi? Har bir brendni bosing, uning afzalliklari, narxlari va boshqalar. Margaritalar uchun Espolon yoki Gran Centenario -ni ko'ring (yoki qanday qilib tekila uchun eng yaxshi margaritani va eng yaxshi ta'qibchini tayyorlashni o'qing).

Bu ro'yxatga faqat 100%gazsiz tekila kiradi. Men bu erda hech qanday aralashmani tavsiya qilmayman. Ikkisining farqi shunda: agave fermentlangan sharbatlarini distillash orqali to'liq agava tekila tayyorlanadi. Bo'ldi shu. Fermentatorga boshqa hech narsa qo'shilmaydi, faqat agave sharbatlari va xamirturush.

Boshqa tomondan, Mixto odatda shakar siropi shaklida bo'lgan agava sharbati va boshqa shakarlarning aralashmasidan boshlanadi - glyukoza yoki fruktoza yoki ikkalasi. Aqava etkazib berishni kengaytirish va ishlab chiqarish xarajatlarini kamaytirish uchun mikstoslar ixtiro qilingan. Qonun bo'yicha, ular 51% agave bo'lishi kerak. Ko'pchiligimiz kollejda bu narsadan ko'proq ichganmiz.

Mening fikrimcha, tekila ta'mi shakar kabi emas, agavaning ta'mi bo'lishi kerak. Qimmatbaho narxlarda juda ko'p 100%gazlangan tekila mavjud-bugun men sizni 25 dollar va undan past narxlarda bir nechta sevimlilarim bilan tanishtirmoqchi edim.

Garchi tekila qonuniy ravishda Meksikaning bir qancha shtatlarida tayyorlanishi mumkin bo'lsa -da, ularning aksariyati qirg'oqning yarmida, mamlakat g'arbidagi Xalisko shtatida joylashgan. Xalisko tekkilalari odatda pasttekis tekila va baland tog 'tekilalariga bo'linadi. Tekila qishlog'ining o'zi pasttekisliklarda, Meksikaning markazida vulqonlar paydo bo'lganda vodiylarda joylashgan. Vulkanlar endi faol bo'lmagan bo'lsa -da, ular pasttekisliklarda tuproqda o'z izlarini qoldirdilar, bu esa ko'proq o'tli, baharatlı va tuproqli tekila ishlab chiqaradi. Tog'li mintaqada (Los-Altos deb ham ataladi) temirga boy qizil loy tuproq bor, u ko'proq yomg'ir yog'adi va kechalari salqinroq bo'ladi, bu esa minerallarga boy va gulli notalarga ega bo'lgan tekila beradi.

Agar siz tog'li va pasttekislik o'rtasidagi farqni tatib ko'rishni istasangiz, kumush yoki blanko tekilasini tatib ko'rsangiz yaxshi bo'ladi. Yog'ochda qarishmaganligi sababli, erning ta'mi bochkaning qarishidan olingan emanli vanil yozuvlari bilan yashirilmagan.

Bu tekilalarning barchasi 80 ta dalil (40% spirtli ichimliklar) va narxlari 750 ml lik butilkalar uchun (bitta istisno). Narxlar, agar boshqacha ko'rsatilmagan bo'lsa, blanco/plata/kumush uchun mo'ljallangan va men bu erda ko'rib chiqayotgan blanco relizlari. Albatta, narxlar sizning joylashuvingizga qarab o'zgaradi.

El -Jimador (22 dollar)

Jimador agave o'simlikini qo'lda yig'adigan dala ishchisi uchun ispancha so'z. El Jimador brendi - pasttekislik tekila, Herradura tomonidan ishlab chiqarilgan. Brend egasi Braun Forman Nielsen so'roviga asoslanib, El Jimador Meksikada eng ko'p sotiladigan 100%tozalangan brend ekanligini ko'rsatdi. Agar bu rost bo'lsa, buning sababini tushunish oson. El -Jimador blankosi silliq va tiniq, yangi agav va sitrus mevalarini tatib ko'radi. Bu juda murakkab sipper emas, lekin agar siz nihoyat plastik tekilani tugatmoqchi bo'lsangiz, El Jimador sizning birinchi to'xtash joyingiz bo'lishi kerak.

Espolon (23 dollar)

Espolon, baland tog'li tekila, El -Jimadorga qaraganda ancha chuqurroq va tiniq va engil emas. Achchiq va yumshoq gulli, unda panjara qilingan ananas va qora murch bor. Men uni muz ustida ichishni yaxshi ko'raman, lekin men uni kokteyllarda, ayniqsa margaritalarda afzal ko'raman. Espolon har doim men uchun biroz hayratlanarli, chunki men har doim o'zimni reposadodan ko'ra blankoni afzal ko'raman.

Gran Centenario (22 dollar)

Garchi Joze Kuervo asosan tekstil aralashmasi bilan tanilgan bo'lsa-da, Gran Centenario o'zining 100%gazsiz brendlaridan biridir. (1800 Tequila-bu boshqa Cuervo-100%gazlamas.) Cuervo mahsulotlari-menimcha, pasttekislik tekila va aslida Cuervo asosiy distillash zavodi Xalisko pasttekisligidagi Tekila shahrida joylashgan. El -Jimador singari, Gran Centenario Plata ham murakkab tekila emas, u silliq va tetiklantiruvchi, sitrusli ohanglar va o'tli. Bu oddiy tekila bo'lsa -da, u qoniqarli va mazali, faqat margaritaga to'g'ri keladi.

Lunazul (17 dollar)

Grassy agave bu pasttekislik blankoda bir piyola aralash tropik mevalar bilan uchrashadi. Lazzat qalampir va o'simlik notalarini o'z ichiga oladi va pardasi engil achchiq. Garchi bu mening eng sevimli sipperim bo'lmasa -da, bu kokteyllarda juda yaxshi. Paloma, Meksika uslubida, bir chimdik tuz, yangi ohak sharbati (agar imkoningiz bo'lsa) va greyfurt sodasi bilan sinab ko'ring.

Milagro (23 dollar)

Tog'li tekila Milagro boy va qaymoqli, ozgina o'simlik va o'simlik va yangi sitrusli. U yaxshi yutadi va yaxshiroq aralashadi. Milagro hayratlanarli darajada yaxshi narxga ega va u mening eng yaxshi uchligimdan biridir. Milagro Sangrita bilan birga ichsa yaxshi bo'lardi (yo'q, ular Sangriya emas, ular juda boshqacha narsadir), tekilaning mayda o'tli yozuvlari Sangritaning xushbo'y hidi bilan yaxshi o'ynaydi.

Olmeca Altos (21 dollar)

Ehtimol, bu erda mening ikkinchi sevimlim. Altos - yana baland tog'li, boy kirish va uzun, silliq qoplamali. Uning o'tli o'tli agave ta'mi bor, orqa tomonida esa suvli sitrus ohanglari bor. U kokteyllarga yaxshi aralashadi va o'z -o'zidan toshda ham, toza ham mazali bo'ladi. Brend AQShdagi ishtirokini kuchaytirmoqda, shuning uchun u sizning hududingizda hali bo'lmasa ham, bu yil o'tishi bilan o'zgarishini kuting.

Tapati (1 litr uchun 30 dollar)

Ha, men byudjetni biroz cho'zdim, lekin bu ajoyib tekila - bu ro'yxatdagi eng yoqtirganim - va bir litrli shisha uchun 30 dollar, bu erda ko'rsatilgan boshqa spirtli ichimliklar narxiga teng. Tapati Meksikada, ayniqsa Xalisko tog'larida juda yaxshi ko'riladi. (Qishloq bo'ylab aylanib o'ting va siz hamma joyda uning belgilarini ko'rasiz - reklama taxtalari, binolarning yon tomonidagi bo'yalgan yozuvlar, plakatlar, varaqalar.) Bu nihoyat AQShda mavjud, garchi siz uni ovlashingiz kerak bo'lsa ham. (G'alati darajada, yuqori quvvatli 110 ta o'tkazgichli shishani topish sizga osonroq bo'lishi mumkin.)

Bu mazali narsalar: agave o'tlariga boy, siz blanco tekila bilan bog'lanasiz, aniq mevali va ziravorli. Tapatio aralashtirish uchun juda yaxshi, garchi men uni shunchaki lazzatlanishni yoqtirsam.


To'liq xulosa sizga qiziq emasmi? Har bir brendni bosing, uning afzalliklari, narxlari va boshqalar. Margaritalar uchun Espolon yoki Gran Centenario -ni ko'ring (yoki qanday qilib tekila uchun eng yaxshi margaritani va eng yaxshi ta'qibchini tayyorlashni o'qing).

Bu ro'yxatga faqat 100%gazsiz tekila kiradi. Men bu erda hech qanday aralashmani tavsiya qilmayman. Ikkisining farqi shunda: agave fermentlangan sharbatlarini distillash orqali to'liq agava tekila tayyorlanadi. Bo'ldi shu. Fermentatorga boshqa hech narsa qo'shilmaydi, faqat agave sharbatlari va xamirturush.

Boshqa tomondan, Mixto odatda shakar siropi shaklida bo'lgan agava sharbati va boshqa shakarlarning aralashmasidan boshlanadi - glyukoza yoki fruktoza yoki ikkalasi. Aqava etkazib berishni kengaytirish va ishlab chiqarish xarajatlarini kamaytirish uchun mikstoslar ixtiro qilingan. Qonun bo'yicha, ular 51% agave bo'lishi kerak. Ko'pchiligimiz kollejda bu narsadan ko'proq ichganmiz.

Mening fikrimcha, tekila ta'mi shakar kabi emas, agavaning ta'mi bo'lishi kerak. Qimmatbaho narxlarda juda ko'p 100%gazli tekila mavjud-bugun men sizni 25 dollar va undan past bo'lgan bir nechta sevimlilarim bilan tanishtirmoqchi edim.

Garchi tekila qonuniy ravishda Meksikaning bir qancha shtatlarida tayyorlanishi mumkin bo'lsa -da, ularning aksariyati qirg'oqning yarmida, mamlakat g'arbidagi Xalisko shtatida joylashgan. Xalisko tekkilalari odatda pasttekis tekila va baland tog 'tekilalariga bo'linadi. Tekila qishlog'ining o'zi pasttekisliklarda, Meksikaning markazida vulqonlar paydo bo'lganda vodiylarda joylashgan. Vulkanlar endi faol bo'lmagan bo'lsa -da, ular pasttekisliklarda tuproqda o'z izlarini qoldirdilar, bu esa ko'proq o'tli, baharatlı va tuproqli tekila ishlab chiqaradi. Tog'li mintaqada (Los-Altos deb ham ataladi) temirga boy qizil loy tuproq bor, u ko'proq yomg'ir yog'adi va kechalari salqinroq bo'ladi, bu esa minerallarga boy va gulli notalarga ega bo'lgan tekila beradi.

Agar siz tog'li va pasttekislik o'rtasidagi farqni tatib ko'rishni istasangiz, kumush yoki blanko tekilasini tatib ko'rsangiz yaxshi bo'ladi. Yog'ochda qarishmaganligi sababli, erning ta'mi bochkaning qarishidan olingan emanli vanil yozuvlari bilan yashirilmagan.

Bu tekilalarning barchasi 80 ta dalil (40% spirtli ichimliklar) va narxlari 750 ml lik butilkalar uchun (bitta istisno). Narxlar, agar boshqacha ko'rsatilmagan bo'lsa, blanco/plata/kumush uchun mo'ljallangan va men bu erda ko'rib chiqayotgan blanco relizlari. Albatta, narxlar sizning joylashuvingizga qarab o'zgaradi.

El -Jimador (22 dollar)

Jimador agave o'simlikini qo'lda yig'adigan dala ishchisi uchun ispancha so'z. El Jimador brendi - pasttekislik tekila, Herradura tomonidan ishlab chiqarilgan. Brend egasi Braun Forman Nielsen so'roviga asoslanib, El Jimador Meksikada eng ko'p sotiladigan 100%tozalangan brend ekanligini ko'rsatdi. Agar bu rost bo'lsa, buning sababini tushunish oson. El -Jimador blankosi silliq va tiniq, yangi agav va sitrus mevalarini tatib ko'radi. Bu juda murakkab sipper emas, lekin agar siz nihoyat plastik tekilani tugatmoqchi bo'lsangiz, El Jimador sizning birinchi to'xtash joyingiz bo'lishi kerak.

Espolon (23 dollar)

Espolon, baland tog'li tekila, El -Jimadorga qaraganda ancha chuqurroq va tiniq va engil emas. Achchiq va yumshoq gulli, unda panjara qilingan ananas va qora murch bor. Men uni muz ustida ichishni yaxshi ko'raman, lekin men uni kokteyllarda, ayniqsa margaritalarda afzal ko'raman. Espolon har doim men uchun biroz hayratlanarli, chunki men har doim o'zimni reposadodan ko'ra blankoni afzal ko'raman.

Gran Centenario (22 dollar)

Garchi Joze Kuervo asosan tekstil aralashmasi bilan tanilgan bo'lsa-da, Gran Centenario o'zining 100%gazsiz brendlaridan biridir. (1800 Tequila-bu boshqa Cuervo-100%gazlamas.) Cuervo mahsulotlari-menimcha, pasttekislik tekila va aslida Cuervo asosiy distillash zavodi Xalisko pasttekisligidagi Tekila shahrida joylashgan. El -Jimador singari, Gran Centenario Plata ham murakkab tekila emas, u silliq va tetiklantiruvchi, sitrus mevalari va o'tli. Bu oddiy tekila bo'lsa -da, u qoniqarli va mazali, faqat margaritaga to'g'ri keladi.

Lunazul (17 dollar)

Grassy agave bu pasttekislik blankoda bir piyola aralash tropik mevalar bilan uchrashadi. Lazzat qalampir va o'simlik notalarini o'z ichiga oladi va pardasi engil achchiq. Garchi bu mening eng sevimli sipperim bo'lmasa -da, bu kokteyllarda juda yaxshi. Paloma, Meksika uslubida, bir chimdik tuz, yangi ohak sharbati (agar imkoningiz bo'lsa) va greyfurt sodasi bilan sinab ko'ring.

Milagro (23 dollar)

Tog'li tekila Milagro boy va qaymoqli, ozgina o'simlik va o'simlik va yangi sitrusli. U yaxshi yutadi va yaxshiroq aralashadi. Milagro hayratlanarli darajada yaxshi narxga ega va bu mening eng yaxshi uchligimdan biri. Milagro Sangrita bilan birga ichsa yaxshi bo'lardi (yo'q, ular Sangriya emas, ular juda boshqacha), tekilaning mayda o'tli yozuvlari Sangritaning xushbo'y hidi bilan yaxshi o'ynaydi.

Olmeca Altos (21 dollar)

Ehtimol, bu erda mening ikkinchi sevimlim. Altos - yana baland tog'li, boy kirish va uzun, silliq qoplamali. Uning o'tli o'tli, agave ta'mi bor, orqa tomonida suvli sitrus ohanglari bor. U kokteyllarga yaxshi aralashadi va o'z -o'zidan toshda ham, toza ham mazali bo'ladi. Brend AQShdagi ishtirokini kuchaytirmoqda, shuning uchun u sizning hududingizda hali bo'lmasa ham, yil o'tishi bilan uning o'zgarishini kuting.

Tapati (1 litr uchun 30 dollar)

Ha, men byudjetni biroz cho'zdim, lekin bu ajoyib tekila - bu ro'yxatdagi eng yoqtirganim - va bir litrli shisha uchun 30 dollar, bu bu erda ko'rsatilgan boshqa spirtli ichimliklar narxiga teng. Tapati Meksikada, ayniqsa Xalisko tog'larida juda yaxshi ko'riladi. (Qishloq bo'ylab aylanib o'ting va siz hamma joyda uning belgilarini ko'rasiz - reklama taxtalari, binolarning yon tomonlarida bo'yalgan yozuvlar, plakatlar, varaqalar.) Bu nihoyat AQShda mavjud, garchi siz uni ovlashingiz kerak bo'lsa ham. (G'alati, yuqori quvvatli, 110 ta bardoshli shishani topish sizga osonroq bo'lishi mumkin.)

Bu mazali narsalar: agave o'tlariga boy, siz blanko tekila bilan bog'lanasiz, aniq mevali va ziravorli. Tapatio aralashtirish uchun juda yaxshi, garchi men uni shunchaki lazzatlanishni yoqtirsam.


To'liq xulosa sizga qiziq emasmi? Har bir brendni bosing, uning afzalliklari, narxlari va boshqalar haqida o'qing. Margaritalar uchun Espolon yoki Gran Centenario -ni ko'ring (yoki tekila uchun eng yaxshi margaritani va eng yaxshi ta'qibchini qanday tayyorlashni o'qing).

Bu ro'yxatga faqat 100%tozalangan tekila kiradi. Men bu erda hech qanday aralashmani tavsiya qilmayman. Ikkisining farqi shunda: agave fermentlangan sharbatlarini distillash orqali to'liq agava tekila tayyorlanadi. Bo'ldi shu. Nothing else is added to the fermenter, just agave juices and yeast.

Mixto, on the other hand, starts with a blend of agave juice and other sugars—glucose or fructose, or both—usually in the form of a sugar syrup. Mixtos were invented as a way to stretch the supply of agave and lower production costs. By law, they must be 51% agave. Most of us drank more than enough of this stuff in college.

My belief is this: Tequila should taste like agave, not like sugar. There are plenty of 100%-agave tequilas available for a good price—today I wanted to introduce you to a handful of my favorites that are available for $25 and under.

Although tequila can legally be made in several Mexican states, most of it hails from Jalisco, a state in the west of the country, about midway down the coast. Tequilas from Jalisco are generally divided into lowlands tequilas and highlands tequilas. The village of Tequila itself sits in the lowlands, in the valleys formed when volcanos arose in central Mexico. Though the volcanos are no longer active, they left their mark on the soil in the lowlands region, which produces tequilas that are more herbaceous, spicy, and earthy. The highlands region (also called Los Altos) has iron-rich red clay soil it gets more rain and has cooler nights and it yields tequilas that are richer in minerality and have more floral notes.

If you want to taste the differences between highlands and lowlands, you're best off tasting silver or blanco tequilas. Because they're not aged in wood, the flavors of the terrain aren't masked by the oaky vanilla notes derived from barrel aging.

These tequilas are all 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume), and the prices quoted are for 750-mL bottles (with one exception). The prices are for the blanco/plata/silver release, unless otherwise stated, and it's the blanco releases that I'm reviewing here. Of course, prices vary depending on your location.

El Jimador ($22)

Jimador is the Spanish word for the fieldworker who hand-harvests the agave plant. The brand El Jimador is a lowlands tequila produced by Herradura. The brand owner, Brown Forman, cites a Nielsen poll that indicates El Jimador is the top-selling 100%-agave brand in Mexico. If that's true, it's easy to see why. El Jimador's blanco is smooth and crisp, tasting of fresh agave and citrus. It's not a super-complex sipper, but if you're looking to finally graduate from plastic-jug tequila, El Jimador should be your first stop.

Espolon ($23)

Espolon, a highlands tequila, is a bit earthier than El Jimador, and not as crisp and light. Spicy and mildly floral, it carries hints of grilled pineapple and black pepper. I like sipping this one on ice, though I prefer it in cocktails, especially margaritas. Espolon is always a bit surprising to me because I always find myself preferring the blanco over the reposado.

Gran Centenario ($22)

Though Jose Cuervo is known mostly for its line of mixto tequilas, Gran Centenario is one of its 100%-agave brands. (1800 Tequila is another Cuervo 100%-agave release.) Cuervo products are all, I believe, lowlands tequilas, and in fact the main Cuervo distillery is located in the town of Tequila in the Jalisco lowlands. Like El Jimador, Gran Centenario Plata isn't really a complex tequila it's smooth and refreshing, with citrus overtones and some grassiness. Though it's a simple tequila, it's satisfying and tasty, just right for a margarita.

Lunazul ($17)

Grassy agave meets a bowl of mixed tropical fruit in this lowlands blanco. The flavor has a hint of pepper and herbal notes, and the finish is mildly spicy. Though this isn't my favorite sipper of the bunch, it's great in cocktails. Try it in a Paloma, in the Mexican style, with a pinch of salt, some fresh lime juice (if you can afford it), and grapefruit soda.

Milagro ($23)

A highlands tequila, Milagro is rich and creamy, slightly herbal and vegetal, and freshly citrusy. It sips well, and it mixes better. Milagro is surprisingly good for its price, and it's easily one of my top three. Milagro would be nice sipped alongside Sangrita (no, not Sangria they're very different things) the subtle herbaceous notes of the tequila would play well with the flavors of Sangrita.

Olmeca Altos ($21)

Probably my second favorite here. Altos is another highlander, with a rich entry and a long, smooth finish. It has grassy, herbal agave flavors up front and juicy citrus tones in the back. It mixes well into cocktails and it's delicious on its own, either on the rocks or neat. The brand is ramping up its US presence, so though it might not be in your area just yet, expect that to change as the year progresses.

Tapatío ($30 for 1 liter)

Yes, I stretched the budget a bit on this one, but it's a great tequila—my favorite on this list—and at 30 bucks for a liter bottle, it's about the same price, per ounce, as the other spirits listed here. Tapatío is much loved inside Mexico, especially in the highlands of Jalisco. (Drive around the countryside, and you'll see signs for it all over the place—billboards, painted signs on the sides of buildings, posters, handbills.) It's now finally available Stateside, though you might need to hunt for it. (You might actually have an easier time finding the high-strength 110-proof bottling, strangely enough.)

It's delicious stuff: rich in the agave grassiness you associate with blanco tequilas, with a crisp fruitiness and a hint of spice. Tapatío is great for mixing, though I really enjoy just savoring it neat.


Not interested in the whole rundown? Click on each brand to read about its advantages, price point, and more. For margaritas, check out Espolon or Gran Centenario (or read up on how to make the best margarita and the best chaser for tequila).

This list includes only 100%-agave tequilas. I don't recommend any mixtos here. The difference between the two is this: a fully agave tequila is made by distilling the fermented juices of agave. Bo'ldi shu. Nothing else is added to the fermenter, just agave juices and yeast.

Mixto, on the other hand, starts with a blend of agave juice and other sugars—glucose or fructose, or both—usually in the form of a sugar syrup. Mixtos were invented as a way to stretch the supply of agave and lower production costs. By law, they must be 51% agave. Most of us drank more than enough of this stuff in college.

My belief is this: Tequila should taste like agave, not like sugar. There are plenty of 100%-agave tequilas available for a good price—today I wanted to introduce you to a handful of my favorites that are available for $25 and under.

Although tequila can legally be made in several Mexican states, most of it hails from Jalisco, a state in the west of the country, about midway down the coast. Tequilas from Jalisco are generally divided into lowlands tequilas and highlands tequilas. The village of Tequila itself sits in the lowlands, in the valleys formed when volcanos arose in central Mexico. Though the volcanos are no longer active, they left their mark on the soil in the lowlands region, which produces tequilas that are more herbaceous, spicy, and earthy. The highlands region (also called Los Altos) has iron-rich red clay soil it gets more rain and has cooler nights and it yields tequilas that are richer in minerality and have more floral notes.

If you want to taste the differences between highlands and lowlands, you're best off tasting silver or blanco tequilas. Because they're not aged in wood, the flavors of the terrain aren't masked by the oaky vanilla notes derived from barrel aging.

These tequilas are all 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume), and the prices quoted are for 750-mL bottles (with one exception). The prices are for the blanco/plata/silver release, unless otherwise stated, and it's the blanco releases that I'm reviewing here. Of course, prices vary depending on your location.

El Jimador ($22)

Jimador is the Spanish word for the fieldworker who hand-harvests the agave plant. The brand El Jimador is a lowlands tequila produced by Herradura. The brand owner, Brown Forman, cites a Nielsen poll that indicates El Jimador is the top-selling 100%-agave brand in Mexico. If that's true, it's easy to see why. El Jimador's blanco is smooth and crisp, tasting of fresh agave and citrus. It's not a super-complex sipper, but if you're looking to finally graduate from plastic-jug tequila, El Jimador should be your first stop.

Espolon ($23)

Espolon, a highlands tequila, is a bit earthier than El Jimador, and not as crisp and light. Spicy and mildly floral, it carries hints of grilled pineapple and black pepper. I like sipping this one on ice, though I prefer it in cocktails, especially margaritas. Espolon is always a bit surprising to me because I always find myself preferring the blanco over the reposado.

Gran Centenario ($22)

Though Jose Cuervo is known mostly for its line of mixto tequilas, Gran Centenario is one of its 100%-agave brands. (1800 Tequila is another Cuervo 100%-agave release.) Cuervo products are all, I believe, lowlands tequilas, and in fact the main Cuervo distillery is located in the town of Tequila in the Jalisco lowlands. Like El Jimador, Gran Centenario Plata isn't really a complex tequila it's smooth and refreshing, with citrus overtones and some grassiness. Though it's a simple tequila, it's satisfying and tasty, just right for a margarita.

Lunazul ($17)

Grassy agave meets a bowl of mixed tropical fruit in this lowlands blanco. The flavor has a hint of pepper and herbal notes, and the finish is mildly spicy. Though this isn't my favorite sipper of the bunch, it's great in cocktails. Try it in a Paloma, in the Mexican style, with a pinch of salt, some fresh lime juice (if you can afford it), and grapefruit soda.

Milagro ($23)

A highlands tequila, Milagro is rich and creamy, slightly herbal and vegetal, and freshly citrusy. It sips well, and it mixes better. Milagro is surprisingly good for its price, and it's easily one of my top three. Milagro would be nice sipped alongside Sangrita (no, not Sangria they're very different things) the subtle herbaceous notes of the tequila would play well with the flavors of Sangrita.

Olmeca Altos ($21)

Probably my second favorite here. Altos is another highlander, with a rich entry and a long, smooth finish. It has grassy, herbal agave flavors up front and juicy citrus tones in the back. It mixes well into cocktails and it's delicious on its own, either on the rocks or neat. The brand is ramping up its US presence, so though it might not be in your area just yet, expect that to change as the year progresses.

Tapatío ($30 for 1 liter)

Yes, I stretched the budget a bit on this one, but it's a great tequila—my favorite on this list—and at 30 bucks for a liter bottle, it's about the same price, per ounce, as the other spirits listed here. Tapatío is much loved inside Mexico, especially in the highlands of Jalisco. (Drive around the countryside, and you'll see signs for it all over the place—billboards, painted signs on the sides of buildings, posters, handbills.) It's now finally available Stateside, though you might need to hunt for it. (You might actually have an easier time finding the high-strength 110-proof bottling, strangely enough.)

It's delicious stuff: rich in the agave grassiness you associate with blanco tequilas, with a crisp fruitiness and a hint of spice. Tapatío is great for mixing, though I really enjoy just savoring it neat.


Not interested in the whole rundown? Click on each brand to read about its advantages, price point, and more. For margaritas, check out Espolon or Gran Centenario (or read up on how to make the best margarita and the best chaser for tequila).

This list includes only 100%-agave tequilas. I don't recommend any mixtos here. The difference between the two is this: a fully agave tequila is made by distilling the fermented juices of agave. Bo'ldi shu. Nothing else is added to the fermenter, just agave juices and yeast.

Mixto, on the other hand, starts with a blend of agave juice and other sugars—glucose or fructose, or both—usually in the form of a sugar syrup. Mixtos were invented as a way to stretch the supply of agave and lower production costs. By law, they must be 51% agave. Most of us drank more than enough of this stuff in college.

My belief is this: Tequila should taste like agave, not like sugar. There are plenty of 100%-agave tequilas available for a good price—today I wanted to introduce you to a handful of my favorites that are available for $25 and under.

Although tequila can legally be made in several Mexican states, most of it hails from Jalisco, a state in the west of the country, about midway down the coast. Tequilas from Jalisco are generally divided into lowlands tequilas and highlands tequilas. The village of Tequila itself sits in the lowlands, in the valleys formed when volcanos arose in central Mexico. Though the volcanos are no longer active, they left their mark on the soil in the lowlands region, which produces tequilas that are more herbaceous, spicy, and earthy. The highlands region (also called Los Altos) has iron-rich red clay soil it gets more rain and has cooler nights and it yields tequilas that are richer in minerality and have more floral notes.

If you want to taste the differences between highlands and lowlands, you're best off tasting silver or blanco tequilas. Because they're not aged in wood, the flavors of the terrain aren't masked by the oaky vanilla notes derived from barrel aging.

These tequilas are all 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume), and the prices quoted are for 750-mL bottles (with one exception). The prices are for the blanco/plata/silver release, unless otherwise stated, and it's the blanco releases that I'm reviewing here. Of course, prices vary depending on your location.

El Jimador ($22)

Jimador is the Spanish word for the fieldworker who hand-harvests the agave plant. The brand El Jimador is a lowlands tequila produced by Herradura. The brand owner, Brown Forman, cites a Nielsen poll that indicates El Jimador is the top-selling 100%-agave brand in Mexico. If that's true, it's easy to see why. El Jimador's blanco is smooth and crisp, tasting of fresh agave and citrus. It's not a super-complex sipper, but if you're looking to finally graduate from plastic-jug tequila, El Jimador should be your first stop.

Espolon ($23)

Espolon, a highlands tequila, is a bit earthier than El Jimador, and not as crisp and light. Spicy and mildly floral, it carries hints of grilled pineapple and black pepper. I like sipping this one on ice, though I prefer it in cocktails, especially margaritas. Espolon is always a bit surprising to me because I always find myself preferring the blanco over the reposado.

Gran Centenario ($22)

Though Jose Cuervo is known mostly for its line of mixto tequilas, Gran Centenario is one of its 100%-agave brands. (1800 Tequila is another Cuervo 100%-agave release.) Cuervo products are all, I believe, lowlands tequilas, and in fact the main Cuervo distillery is located in the town of Tequila in the Jalisco lowlands. Like El Jimador, Gran Centenario Plata isn't really a complex tequila it's smooth and refreshing, with citrus overtones and some grassiness. Though it's a simple tequila, it's satisfying and tasty, just right for a margarita.

Lunazul ($17)

Grassy agave meets a bowl of mixed tropical fruit in this lowlands blanco. The flavor has a hint of pepper and herbal notes, and the finish is mildly spicy. Though this isn't my favorite sipper of the bunch, it's great in cocktails. Try it in a Paloma, in the Mexican style, with a pinch of salt, some fresh lime juice (if you can afford it), and grapefruit soda.

Milagro ($23)

A highlands tequila, Milagro is rich and creamy, slightly herbal and vegetal, and freshly citrusy. It sips well, and it mixes better. Milagro is surprisingly good for its price, and it's easily one of my top three. Milagro would be nice sipped alongside Sangrita (no, not Sangria they're very different things) the subtle herbaceous notes of the tequila would play well with the flavors of Sangrita.

Olmeca Altos ($21)

Probably my second favorite here. Altos is another highlander, with a rich entry and a long, smooth finish. It has grassy, herbal agave flavors up front and juicy citrus tones in the back. It mixes well into cocktails and it's delicious on its own, either on the rocks or neat. The brand is ramping up its US presence, so though it might not be in your area just yet, expect that to change as the year progresses.

Tapatío ($30 for 1 liter)

Yes, I stretched the budget a bit on this one, but it's a great tequila—my favorite on this list—and at 30 bucks for a liter bottle, it's about the same price, per ounce, as the other spirits listed here. Tapatío is much loved inside Mexico, especially in the highlands of Jalisco. (Drive around the countryside, and you'll see signs for it all over the place—billboards, painted signs on the sides of buildings, posters, handbills.) It's now finally available Stateside, though you might need to hunt for it. (You might actually have an easier time finding the high-strength 110-proof bottling, strangely enough.)

It's delicious stuff: rich in the agave grassiness you associate with blanco tequilas, with a crisp fruitiness and a hint of spice. Tapatío is great for mixing, though I really enjoy just savoring it neat.


Not interested in the whole rundown? Click on each brand to read about its advantages, price point, and more. For margaritas, check out Espolon or Gran Centenario (or read up on how to make the best margarita and the best chaser for tequila).

This list includes only 100%-agave tequilas. I don't recommend any mixtos here. The difference between the two is this: a fully agave tequila is made by distilling the fermented juices of agave. Bo'ldi shu. Nothing else is added to the fermenter, just agave juices and yeast.

Mixto, on the other hand, starts with a blend of agave juice and other sugars—glucose or fructose, or both—usually in the form of a sugar syrup. Mixtos were invented as a way to stretch the supply of agave and lower production costs. By law, they must be 51% agave. Most of us drank more than enough of this stuff in college.

My belief is this: Tequila should taste like agave, not like sugar. There are plenty of 100%-agave tequilas available for a good price—today I wanted to introduce you to a handful of my favorites that are available for $25 and under.

Although tequila can legally be made in several Mexican states, most of it hails from Jalisco, a state in the west of the country, about midway down the coast. Tequilas from Jalisco are generally divided into lowlands tequilas and highlands tequilas. The village of Tequila itself sits in the lowlands, in the valleys formed when volcanos arose in central Mexico. Though the volcanos are no longer active, they left their mark on the soil in the lowlands region, which produces tequilas that are more herbaceous, spicy, and earthy. The highlands region (also called Los Altos) has iron-rich red clay soil it gets more rain and has cooler nights and it yields tequilas that are richer in minerality and have more floral notes.

If you want to taste the differences between highlands and lowlands, you're best off tasting silver or blanco tequilas. Because they're not aged in wood, the flavors of the terrain aren't masked by the oaky vanilla notes derived from barrel aging.

These tequilas are all 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume), and the prices quoted are for 750-mL bottles (with one exception). The prices are for the blanco/plata/silver release, unless otherwise stated, and it's the blanco releases that I'm reviewing here. Of course, prices vary depending on your location.

El Jimador ($22)

Jimador is the Spanish word for the fieldworker who hand-harvests the agave plant. The brand El Jimador is a lowlands tequila produced by Herradura. The brand owner, Brown Forman, cites a Nielsen poll that indicates El Jimador is the top-selling 100%-agave brand in Mexico. If that's true, it's easy to see why. El Jimador's blanco is smooth and crisp, tasting of fresh agave and citrus. It's not a super-complex sipper, but if you're looking to finally graduate from plastic-jug tequila, El Jimador should be your first stop.

Espolon ($23)

Espolon, a highlands tequila, is a bit earthier than El Jimador, and not as crisp and light. Spicy and mildly floral, it carries hints of grilled pineapple and black pepper. I like sipping this one on ice, though I prefer it in cocktails, especially margaritas. Espolon is always a bit surprising to me because I always find myself preferring the blanco over the reposado.

Gran Centenario ($22)

Though Jose Cuervo is known mostly for its line of mixto tequilas, Gran Centenario is one of its 100%-agave brands. (1800 Tequila is another Cuervo 100%-agave release.) Cuervo products are all, I believe, lowlands tequilas, and in fact the main Cuervo distillery is located in the town of Tequila in the Jalisco lowlands. Like El Jimador, Gran Centenario Plata isn't really a complex tequila it's smooth and refreshing, with citrus overtones and some grassiness. Though it's a simple tequila, it's satisfying and tasty, just right for a margarita.

Lunazul ($17)

Grassy agave meets a bowl of mixed tropical fruit in this lowlands blanco. The flavor has a hint of pepper and herbal notes, and the finish is mildly spicy. Though this isn't my favorite sipper of the bunch, it's great in cocktails. Try it in a Paloma, in the Mexican style, with a pinch of salt, some fresh lime juice (if you can afford it), and grapefruit soda.

Milagro ($23)

A highlands tequila, Milagro is rich and creamy, slightly herbal and vegetal, and freshly citrusy. It sips well, and it mixes better. Milagro is surprisingly good for its price, and it's easily one of my top three. Milagro would be nice sipped alongside Sangrita (no, not Sangria they're very different things) the subtle herbaceous notes of the tequila would play well with the flavors of Sangrita.

Olmeca Altos ($21)

Probably my second favorite here. Altos is another highlander, with a rich entry and a long, smooth finish. It has grassy, herbal agave flavors up front and juicy citrus tones in the back. It mixes well into cocktails and it's delicious on its own, either on the rocks or neat. The brand is ramping up its US presence, so though it might not be in your area just yet, expect that to change as the year progresses.

Tapatío ($30 for 1 liter)

Yes, I stretched the budget a bit on this one, but it's a great tequila—my favorite on this list—and at 30 bucks for a liter bottle, it's about the same price, per ounce, as the other spirits listed here. Tapatío is much loved inside Mexico, especially in the highlands of Jalisco. (Drive around the countryside, and you'll see signs for it all over the place—billboards, painted signs on the sides of buildings, posters, handbills.) It's now finally available Stateside, though you might need to hunt for it. (You might actually have an easier time finding the high-strength 110-proof bottling, strangely enough.)

It's delicious stuff: rich in the agave grassiness you associate with blanco tequilas, with a crisp fruitiness and a hint of spice. Tapatío is great for mixing, though I really enjoy just savoring it neat.


Not interested in the whole rundown? Click on each brand to read about its advantages, price point, and more. For margaritas, check out Espolon or Gran Centenario (or read up on how to make the best margarita and the best chaser for tequila).

This list includes only 100%-agave tequilas. I don't recommend any mixtos here. The difference between the two is this: a fully agave tequila is made by distilling the fermented juices of agave. Bo'ldi shu. Nothing else is added to the fermenter, just agave juices and yeast.

Mixto, on the other hand, starts with a blend of agave juice and other sugars—glucose or fructose, or both—usually in the form of a sugar syrup. Mixtos were invented as a way to stretch the supply of agave and lower production costs. By law, they must be 51% agave. Most of us drank more than enough of this stuff in college.

My belief is this: Tequila should taste like agave, not like sugar. There are plenty of 100%-agave tequilas available for a good price—today I wanted to introduce you to a handful of my favorites that are available for $25 and under.

Although tequila can legally be made in several Mexican states, most of it hails from Jalisco, a state in the west of the country, about midway down the coast. Tequilas from Jalisco are generally divided into lowlands tequilas and highlands tequilas. The village of Tequila itself sits in the lowlands, in the valleys formed when volcanos arose in central Mexico. Though the volcanos are no longer active, they left their mark on the soil in the lowlands region, which produces tequilas that are more herbaceous, spicy, and earthy. The highlands region (also called Los Altos) has iron-rich red clay soil it gets more rain and has cooler nights and it yields tequilas that are richer in minerality and have more floral notes.

If you want to taste the differences between highlands and lowlands, you're best off tasting silver or blanco tequilas. Because they're not aged in wood, the flavors of the terrain aren't masked by the oaky vanilla notes derived from barrel aging.

These tequilas are all 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume), and the prices quoted are for 750-mL bottles (with one exception). The prices are for the blanco/plata/silver release, unless otherwise stated, and it's the blanco releases that I'm reviewing here. Of course, prices vary depending on your location.

El Jimador ($22)

Jimador is the Spanish word for the fieldworker who hand-harvests the agave plant. The brand El Jimador is a lowlands tequila produced by Herradura. The brand owner, Brown Forman, cites a Nielsen poll that indicates El Jimador is the top-selling 100%-agave brand in Mexico. If that's true, it's easy to see why. El Jimador's blanco is smooth and crisp, tasting of fresh agave and citrus. It's not a super-complex sipper, but if you're looking to finally graduate from plastic-jug tequila, El Jimador should be your first stop.

Espolon ($23)

Espolon, a highlands tequila, is a bit earthier than El Jimador, and not as crisp and light. Spicy and mildly floral, it carries hints of grilled pineapple and black pepper. I like sipping this one on ice, though I prefer it in cocktails, especially margaritas. Espolon is always a bit surprising to me because I always find myself preferring the blanco over the reposado.

Gran Centenario ($22)

Though Jose Cuervo is known mostly for its line of mixto tequilas, Gran Centenario is one of its 100%-agave brands. (1800 Tequila is another Cuervo 100%-agave release.) Cuervo products are all, I believe, lowlands tequilas, and in fact the main Cuervo distillery is located in the town of Tequila in the Jalisco lowlands. Like El Jimador, Gran Centenario Plata isn't really a complex tequila it's smooth and refreshing, with citrus overtones and some grassiness. Though it's a simple tequila, it's satisfying and tasty, just right for a margarita.

Lunazul ($17)

Grassy agave meets a bowl of mixed tropical fruit in this lowlands blanco. The flavor has a hint of pepper and herbal notes, and the finish is mildly spicy. Though this isn't my favorite sipper of the bunch, it's great in cocktails. Try it in a Paloma, in the Mexican style, with a pinch of salt, some fresh lime juice (if you can afford it), and grapefruit soda.

Milagro ($23)

A highlands tequila, Milagro is rich and creamy, slightly herbal and vegetal, and freshly citrusy. It sips well, and it mixes better. Milagro is surprisingly good for its price, and it's easily one of my top three. Milagro would be nice sipped alongside Sangrita (no, not Sangria they're very different things) the subtle herbaceous notes of the tequila would play well with the flavors of Sangrita.

Olmeca Altos ($21)

Probably my second favorite here. Altos is another highlander, with a rich entry and a long, smooth finish. It has grassy, herbal agave flavors up front and juicy citrus tones in the back. It mixes well into cocktails and it's delicious on its own, either on the rocks or neat. The brand is ramping up its US presence, so though it might not be in your area just yet, expect that to change as the year progresses.

Tapatío ($30 for 1 liter)

Yes, I stretched the budget a bit on this one, but it's a great tequila—my favorite on this list—and at 30 bucks for a liter bottle, it's about the same price, per ounce, as the other spirits listed here. Tapatío is much loved inside Mexico, especially in the highlands of Jalisco. (Drive around the countryside, and you'll see signs for it all over the place—billboards, painted signs on the sides of buildings, posters, handbills.) It's now finally available Stateside, though you might need to hunt for it. (You might actually have an easier time finding the high-strength 110-proof bottling, strangely enough.)

It's delicious stuff: rich in the agave grassiness you associate with blanco tequilas, with a crisp fruitiness and a hint of spice. Tapatío is great for mixing, though I really enjoy just savoring it neat.


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