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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

Kirkland Signature Tequila Añejo
94 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Pale amber color. Rich coconut and banana cream pie, cherry bonbon, and baking spice aromas. Soft and supple with a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body. Lingering butterscotch, sandalwood, and fig gelato notes on the drying finish. A delicious dessert style añejo that has confection, but is not too sweet.
94 points $19.99 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 finish revealing elements of 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
Member’s Mark Blanco Tequila
91 points
$19.98
Best Buy
Clear color. Elegant aromas and flavors of fresh ripe agave, sweet cantaloupe, hibiscus, rooibos tea, bay leaf, and mulling spices with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, subtle, long finish with accents of mole, snap pea, roasted peppers, and huitlacoche finish. An authentic, agave-forward tequila with a great sense of place.
91 points $19.98 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila
90 points
$19
Best Buy
Slivery straw color. Aromas of fresh cream, vanilla bread pudding, cut grass, and galangal with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a tingling, brisk baking spice and bay finish. A slightly toasty reposado tequila that will fit nicely in range of tasty cocktails.
90 points $19 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 finish with impressions of canela, panela, and cumin finish. A nicely savory tequila for sipping or mixing.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Blanco Tequila
89 points
$17
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of green apple, green plantain, fennel, and salted lime with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, breezy black peppercorns, celery, thyme, and mesquite honey finish. A solid tequila with a nice blend of fruity and herbal flavors.
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 finish with notes of 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
Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila
89 points
$19
Best Buy
Minutely hazy straw color. Dank, vegetal, rustic aromas of grilled pineapple, clay and anise, marshmallow, and bay leaf with a velvety, lively, fruity medium body and a peppery, complex, medium-long honeysuckle, charred veggies and melon rind, candied hibiscus and smoked gouda, and crushed coriander finish. A rustic and savory tequila for a mezcal-lovers day off.
89 points $19 Best Buy
Exotico Tequila Blanco
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of spice cake, dark roasted agave, lemon concentrate, and salt water with a glycerous, lively, salty light body and a peppery, medium-length salted cucumber, farmers cheese, hot peppers, and fresh exotic flowers finish. A roller coaster of a tequila for adding zest and floral notes to a margarita.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Mi Rancho Silver Tequila
88 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Vegetal aromas of roasted yellow pepper and root vegetables, waxy honeycomb, nopales, and pepper bread with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length horchata, peppercorns, and roasted lime finish. A delicate, nicely arced tequila with lots of mixing possibilities.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy