Your Tequila Collection: Top 10 Brands

Tequila has seen a big increase in popularity in the last few years. It is a great low-calorie and gluten-free alternative to other alcoholic beverages. Premium tequila collecting is also becoming an alternative to traditional sipping liquors like Cognac and Scotch. Below, we’ve put together 10 of the best Tequila brands to add to your collection and impress your friends.

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The 10 Best Sipping Tequilas for Your Collection

#1 for Your Tequila Collection: Clase Azul Reposado

Clase Azul is popular for lovely hand-painted ceramic decanters. Although it is only been eight months, your tastebuds will think it’s been much longer. The rich, sweet flavor makes this a favorite among tequila collectors.

#2 for Your Tequila Collection: Patrón Estate Release

Patrón is one of the biggest names in tequila and started the premium tequila craze. This is one of Patrón’s ultra-premium tequila options. They make it using a traditional process. The process includes using a tahona, or stone wheel, to crush the agave. Its terroir is full and sublime.

#3 for Your Tequila Collection: 21 Seeds Valencia Orange

If we’re being honest, tequila can weigh down your tastebuds pretty fast. 21 Seeds is unique because it is light and refreshing with a hint of sweetness. This women-run tequila brand is a rarity in the industry. This is a great brand to add sweetness to your tequila collection.

Your Tequila Collection: Top 10 Brands

#4: Casa Dragones Joven

Casa Dragones is an expensive sipping tequila for a good reason; it’s scrumptious! (Also, let’s be honest, you don’t want to gulp down a $300 bottle of tequila!) One reason it’s so expensive is that they combine unaged tequila with ultra-aged añejo. This combination is where the term ‘Joven’ comes from, which means young in Spanish.

#5: Riazul Tequila Añejo

You need to add this brand to your tequila collection for its distinct vanilla flavor. They distill Riazul Tequila Añejo twice before placing it in cognac barrels and aging it for two years.

#6: Avión Reserva 44

This yummy tequila is aged for 43 months in oak barrels and then aged for one extra month in ‘petite’ barrels. This brand is a favorite among fans of tequila and whisky because of the toasted vanilla flavor.

#7: El Tesoro Extra Añejo

If dried fruit and chocolate flavors are what you like in tequila, El Tesoro Extra Añejo will be your new fave. They’ve been producing tequila since 1994, and their latest is one of their best! Aged in ex-bourbon barrels for up to 5 years, the flavors are complex and inviting.

#8: Lobos 1707 Tequila Extra Añejo

Using Pedro Ximenez wine barrels to age tequila? Yes, that’s what this brand does! Although new to the tequila market, the flavors this imparts have made it quite popular. They include chocolate, coffee, and citrus, an irresistible combination indeed.

#9: Herradura Seleccion Suprema Tequila

What makes this tequila stand out in your tequila collection is that it’s aged in white oak casks that once held Kentucky bourbon. Herradura also only uses agave from location; the Casa Herradura estate. They age it for four years which produces outstanding flavor.

#10: Cincoro Tequila Añejo

Co-founded by basketball legend Michael Jordan, this tequila is quickly becoming legendary too. This tequila is aged for over two years in bourbon barrels and has decadent spice and chocolate flavors.

Your Tequila Collection: Top 10 Brands

How to Store Your Tequila Collection at Home

Like most hard liquor, you can store tequila in a cool, dry place, like a liquor cabinet or on the shelf in your home bar. There’s no need to refrigerate tequila as it doesn’t spoil. Some people like to store their tequila in the freezer to change their taste. Freezing tequila decreases the alcohol taste and gives it a slightly different flavor.

How to Store a Tequila Collection in a Storage Unit

Storing your tequila collection in a storage unit from SecurCare is easy. Tequila does not need any special storing strategies. Although shelving is great for staying organized. You can leave your tequila in its cardboard case and stack them. We suggest only stacking 3 or 4 cases high for safety reasons. You may want a temperature-controlled storage unit if you have a premium tequila collection.

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This post was originally published on 10/20/2015. It was updated on 3/9/2022.

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