Tequila generally has a reputation for being a drink that signals the night is about to go into overdrive – but there are a surprising variety of tequilas available, whether for mixing or to drink neat, and quite a few that encourage a more refined experience. We’re going to look at some of the best of the best options around!
Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila
Price: from R249
A list like this wouldn’t be complete without Jose Cuervo – so we may as well kick it off with this revered tequila brand. Their Silver variation is known for being fresh and smooth, with hints of Agave, caramel, and herbs in its flavour.
KAH Anejo Tequila
Price: from R849
The distinctive and award-winning chocolate, coffee, and tobacco flavours won’t be the only talking point of this Tequila – the bottle is quite the conversation starter in itself. Its design is inspired by the Day of the Dead celebration and is definitely going to add a bit of edge to anyone’s liquor cabinet.
KAH Reposado Tequila
Price: from R789
Another tequila from the KAH brand and with that same eye-catching bottle design – but with a completely different taste and flavour profile than its sibling. The Reposado trades the coffee and chocolate of the Anejo for more vibrant Agave flavour that is complemented by elements of vanilla and caramel.
Ponchos Chilli Choc Tequila
Price: from R229
If you’ve already sampled all of the usual tequila variants and you need something else to spice up your tequila drinking experience, quite literally, then this might be what you’re looking for. The chilli/chocolate mixture isn’t just making waves when it comes to desserts, now you can have tequila infused with it as well!
Don Julio Reposado Tequila
Price: from R699
The last on our list is for the tequila purists; Don Julio is barrel-aged for a total of eight months to produce a deep amber colour and an elegant taste. The finish is smooth and more refined, so avoid mixing this into cocktails if you want to enjoy the full flavour – it’s best enjoyed simply on the rocks.