About Best Buys

Best Buys are spirits that deliver great taste at a great price. We use an algorithm that compares the ratio of a product's suggested retail price to our score in order to calculate our Best Buy list. If you are on a budget, these bottles can't be beat! 



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Best Inexpensive Tequila, Mezcal & Agave Spirits

Montelobos Ensamble Joven Mezcal
94 points
$0
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of sweet tea, gunpowder, grilled green apple, rubber, bacon, orange peel, and pineapple chutney with a supple, crisp, dry medium body and a warming, interesting, long latex and spiced parsnips finish. A curious and concentrated Blanco Mezcal for celebrating and cocktailing.
94 points $0 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Silver Tequila
94 points
$17
Best Buy
Clear color. Grassy, green, herbal, peppery, earthy aromas and flavors of poblano pepper, cracked black pepper, white flowers: lilies and violets, grapefruit zest, vegetal, and plantain with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, intricate, medium-length finish with notes of sweet, peppery, touch saline, white pepper, black peppercorn, cucumber skin, rosemary, and thyme. An interesting, vegetal Blanco Tequila that is perfect for spring and summer sippers or to be enjoyed all on its own.
94 points $17 Best Buy
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
Montelobos Pechuga Blanco Mezcal
91 points
$0
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of spiced peaches and mango pickle with a silky, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, intricate, long cumin, guajillo pepper, cilantro, and petrol finish. A dry, spicy, and assertive Mezcal that’s perfect for summer cocktails.
91 points $0 Best Buy
Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado Tequila
90 points
$20
Best Buy
Straw yellow color. Grassy, green, peppery aromas and flavors of cocoa nibs and cracked black pepper, cedar saw dust, lemon meringue, earth savory, and black tea with a round, crisp, dry medium body and a compelling, medium-long finish with notes of green, herbal, floral, and savory, lemon rind, honeysuckle, dark bitter chocolates, anise, chinese five spice, leather, pine, and salsa verde. A well-balanced and harmonious reposado with hints of oak.
90 points $20 Best Buy
Lunazul Blanco Tequila
89 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Dusty, woody, herbal aromas and flavors of clay, butter, and floral garden with a soft, dryish light body and a peppery, amusing, medium-length finish imparting notes of cream, vanilla, white pepper, dried oregano, and wet bark. A spicy, creamy Blanco Tequila that would mix well with rich coffee.
89 points $19 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila
88 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear slivery straw color. Fruity, fresh, creamy, toasty aromas and flavors of caramel, green apple, dark chocolate, and lime with a satiny, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, interesting, breezy finish that shows notes of lime salt, pepper, purple mint, and black pepper. A clean Reposado Tequila that will satisfy the everyday sipper.
88 points $19 Best Buy
Lunazul Reposado Tequila
88 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear slivery straw color. Herbal, grassy, roasted aromas and flavors of pencil shavings, wet stone, caramel apple, grass, and polish with a supple, soft, dryish thin body and a peppery, stimulating, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of mint, white pepper, and cedar. A dry, wood-accented reposado for cocktails.
88 points $19 Best Buy