Olmeca Altos Plata, $25
The only mutually-loved bottled under $30, Olmeca Altos Plata hails from the Jalisco highlands and is partially tahona-crushed, an age-old process of processing the agave that’s slow and costly. That effort is not reflected in this elixir’s reasonable price.
“Created by a pair of well-known bartenders, it was designed for use in cocktails, and it also tastes great straight, all while not breaking the bank,” says Taste Tequila. Cocktail Enthusiast adds, “It’s bright, it’s clean and it makes a lovely cocktail.”
Espolón Blanco, $22
This all-purpose tequila made the top of Cocktail Enthusiast’s list and he raves about the expression: “Espolón Blanco has long been one of our go-to value bottles. It’s sweet and creamy with balancing hints of pepper and agave.”
Barely over $20 and great on-the-rocks, in Margaritas and most other cocktails, your favorite tequila drinks are safe with the Mexican spirit.
Cimarron Blanco, $20
An even less expensive, equally tasty option is Taste Tequila’s number one pick: Cimarron Blanco.
Why? “I recommend this tequila because of its versatility, price, and quality. Use it in cocktails or sip it straight – you can’t go wrong with this choice,” he says. “This is, by far, the biggest bang for the tequila buck that you can get.”