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Best Buys are spirits that deliver great taste for a great price. We use an algorithm that factors the ratio of the products suggested retail price to our score and the bottle size to calculate our Best Buy awards. If you are on a budget, our Best Buys can't be beat.

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Best Inexpensive Tequila, Mezcal & Agave Spirits

Amatitlan Reposado Tequila
93 points
$17
Best Buy
Brilliant light gold color. Fruity, creamy minty aromas and flavors of vanilla mint cookie, panettone, sarsaparilla float, and mixed peppercorns with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, layered, horchata, almond milk, nougat, and chalk finish. A superbly vibrant, smooth, and flavor-packed reposado that is sure to please.
93 points $17 Best Buy
Casa Maestri 1965 Flask Tequila
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Fresh, green aromas and flavors of aloe vera and geranium, lush fern and eucalyptus, guanabana, and roasted carrot with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long fresh poblano and earthy oregano, champagne, bone marrow, and sweet rice pudding finish. A clean and lush blanco tequila; sip, shoot, or craft cocktails with this winner.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature Tequila Añejo
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Bright clear gold color. Delicate, herbal, spicy aromas of pickled and roasted peppers and cedar with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-long creme brulee, limestone, coconut milk, and delicate pepper finish. A tasty, crowd pleasing añejo.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Coa de Jima Reposado Tequila
93 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Brilliant straw color. Bright, creamy aromas of nougat, tres leche cake, dates, and caramelized bacon with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-length sweet cream, grilled peppers, and minerals finish. A smooth, effortless reposado that will be very versatile.
93 points $21.99 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila
90 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear straw color. Fresh aromas of roasted agave, ripe berries, toasted marshmallow, toasted coconut on caramelized bananas and pineapple, mango, and fresh sugarcane with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long cocoa butter, salted sweet plantains, and baking spices finish. Pure agave character is complimented by a restrained use of oak in this craveable Reposado Tequila.
90 points $19 Best Buy
Old Mexico Tequila Oro
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Pale straw yellow color. Grassy, fruity aromas and flavors of candied yams and figs, herbal honey, pickled nopales and peppers, and lipstick with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, caramel cream and powdered sugar finish. A smooth and easy tequila for margaritas or shots.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Exotico Tequila Reposado
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Dull light gold color. Alliaceous aromas and flavors of roasted carrot, pearl onion, charred fresh agave, and bruleed sugar with a round, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length canela, panela, and cumin finish. A nicely savory tequila for sipping or mixing.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Amatitlan Blanco Tequila
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Opaque clear color. Creamy aromas and flavors of vanilla cashew nougat bar, tarragon and tonka, mashed dates, and hint of honey baked ham with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, delightful, vanilla yogurt nuts and raisins, chalk, and powdery anisette cookie finish. A very soft and creamy sipping style blanco.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Silver Tequila
89 points
$17
Best Buy
Pale clear color. Aromas of wild grasses, almond nougat, cocoa powder, and banana leaf with a glycerous, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a carefree caramel covered apple, celery with peanut butter, achiote, and saffron cream finish. A mild and approachable tequila for cocktails.
89 points $17 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Silver Tequila
89 points
$17
Best Buy
Clear silver color. Sweet, fruity aromas and flavors of fresh pear, pineapple husk, grilled honeydew melon, and desert grasses with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, easy marshmallow, salt water taffy, and ground black pepper finish. A fresh and fruity take on blanco tequila, perfect for summer cocktails.
89 points $17 Best Buy