VinePair has released its list of the top 30 tequilas to enjoy this year with big hitters at both high and low price points. The tequilas on this list showcase the power of the agave and how time-tested techniques and production methods are able to produce high-quality spirits with depth, complexity, and integrity.
Of the 30 tequilas that made the cut, Vintegrity has 8 available in Missouri and Kansas! Keep reading for a closer look at each of these premium expressions!
Tequila Tapatio Reposado
This additive-free tequila from Tapatio expertly balances savory agave notes with sweet oak ones. Light hints of vanilla and black pepper are also in the mix and the resulting tequila is an excellent choice for slow sipping or crafting cocktails.
G4 Tequila Blanco
Savory complexity is matched by a unique freshness in this tequila. You get flashes of pepper, green olives, recently cut grass, and a slightly heated finish with an underlying note of rain, which makes sense, because this tequila is made with a combination of natural spring water and rainwater.
Tequila Ocho Single Estate Plata
A lively tequila with notes of dill pickle, green olive, lime zest, white flowers, and mint. A hint of vanilla rounds out this tequila and its bright personality makes it the perfect choice for top-notch margaritas and Palomas.
A crowd-favorite from Fortaleza, this silky Blanco is loved for its subtle fruitiness mixed with bold raw agave, green pepper, and baking spice flavors. The nose carries a hint of rosemary and oregano, as well as a hint of olive.
Primo 1861 Tequila Blanco
An intensely aromatic tequila with the slightest hint of sweetness. It carries bold notes of cooked agave with some pepper, pineapple, citrus, and anise hints sprinkled in. The finish is short and smooth.
PM Spirits Project Blanco Still Strength
This tequila’s high alcohol content gives it an inviting spicy bite. Past that, you’ll find a harmonious balance of tart citrus and earthy mint. The extra proof makes it especially fantastic for cocktails with a clean, crisp flavor that is not lost when mixed.
Alma Del Jaguar Tequila Blanco (Coming Soon)
A new must-try highland tequila with aromas of wet stone, pepper, and not-quite-ripe tropical fruits. Interestingly, this tequila is made with a blend of two tequilas, one made with wild yeast, the other with Champagne yeast.
Amatiteña Anejo Tequila (Coming Soon)
For a truly unique tequila, this one takes the cake. It’s intense, complex, and oily with a mezcal-like flavor profile, but less smoky. Buttery notes of caramel, chocolate, and dried fruit are accented with mint and charcoal.