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Tequila is one helluva smooth talkin’ Spirit. Made from blue agave and distilled in the state of Jalisco, this Mexican Spirit was once known for its hard-partying reputation.

However, the supremely sublime bottles that are being produced are now a study in nuanced sophistication. Whether it’s a blanco, reposado, añejo, or extra añejo, Tequila has earned itself a rightful place in your Home Bar. 

Speaking of sublime bottles, Flaviar offers Tequila-themed subscription boxes including exclusive and rare brands of Tequila and Mezcal.

Browse our selection of Tequilas under $50 or – if your budget lets you – our best Tequilas under $100! 

What is Tequila made from?
For Tequila to be officially called “Tequila,” it must contain at least 51% blue agave. Premium Tequilas are made from 100% blue agave, while lower-end Tequilas, called ‘mixtos’, typically contain 51% agave with the remaining made up of molasses, corn syrup or other sugars.
 What percentage of alcohol is in Tequila?
Tequila must have between 35- and 55-percent alcohol content (70 and 110 U.S. proof).  Typically bottled at 35% in Mexico, 40% in the US and 38% in Europe.  
What does Tequila taste like?
It depends on where the agave was grown as well as the type of Tequila. Blanco Tequilas offer the purest taste, with an earthy, semi-sweet flavor that is distinctly agave. Tequila from the lowlands is fruitier and earthier while Tequila from the highlands is greener and brighter. 
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Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.
Tequila goes bad with time! Once you open a bottle of Tequila, you better be in the mood to drink it. Generally, you have one to two months before oxidation and evaporation diminish the quality of the Tequila and destroy the Agave flavor profile.
Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
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