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The best Tequila South Africa has to offer

best tequila south africa has to offer

Tequila, the beloved spirit that has been enjoyed for centuries, continues to grow in popularity. With so many options available, it can be challenging to determine which one is the best Tequila South Africa has to offer, especially without breaking the bank.

Which tequila is best in South Africa?

To help, we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 Tequilas, all available for under R1000. Whether you’re a seasoned Agave connoisseur or a newcomer to the spirit, our list will provide you with some options on your next Tequila purchase.

Additionally, our top 5 picks are perfect to sip alongside our LTA Agave spirits at your next Agave tasting, providing an excellent comparison of flavor profiles.

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Choosing the best Tequila involves considering several factors such as the production process, aging method, quality of ingredients, and taste. 

Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting the best tequila south africa has to offer:

  1. Look for Tequilas that are made from 100% Agave Tequilana, as these tend to be of higher quality than those that are made with a blend of Agave and other sugars.
  2.  Consider Tequilas that are produced using traditional methods, such as those that are slow-cooked in brick ovens, as these tend to have more complex flavors.
  3. Tequilas that are aged in oak barrels tend to have a smoother and more complex flavor. Look for Tequilas that are aged for at least 3 months to a year, as this allows the flavors to develop and mature.
  4. The best Tequilas are made from high-quality ingredients, such as organic Agave. Look for Tequilas that are made with natural ingredients and avoid those that contain artificial flavors or colors.
  5. Ultimately, the best Tequila is the one that you enjoy the most. Consider your personal taste preferences when selecting a Tequila, and choose one that you find smooth, flavorful, and easy to drink.

To get the best you are going to have to pay for the best!

While it’s true that South Africa often gets the last pick of the exported Tequila, resulting in limited availability and increased prices. There are still some excellent brands available that offer high quality and unique flavors. It’s important for Tequila enthusiasts to do their research and seek out the best options available. Your headache will thank us later 😉 

Here is our list of the best Tequila South Africa has to offer all for under R1000!

    1. Espolòn Tequila: Produced by Destiladora San Nicolas, double distilled and aged for at least 6 months in American oak barrels – R500-R600Espolon tequila south africa
    2. Herradura Tequila: Produced by Casa Herradura, employs a traditional production method, and aged in American oak barrels R800-R900herradura tequila south africa
    3. Patrón Tequila: Produced by Patrón Spirits Company, uses a modern production method, and aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels R800-R1000Patron tequila bottles
    4. Ocho Tequila: Produced by the Camarena family at the La Alteña distillery, uses a traditional production method, and is the only Tequila to be certified by the Tequila Interchange Project for its sustainable farming practices -R800-R950ocho tequila south africa
    5. Codigo Tequila: , produced by the Codigo 1530 distillery, employs a modern production method, and aged in French white oak barrels -R850-R1000cordigo tequila south africa

      Are we missing anything? Let us know your favourites!

      You may be curious as to why Don Julio isn’t included in our list, as it is considered by some to be the best Tequila South Africa has on the market. While it is possible to find it for under R1000, depending on your connections. It’s worth noting that Don Julio uses caramel additives in their spirit, comprising 1% of the product. This is why we chose not to include it on our list, as any spirit with additives should not command the high price point that Don Julio does.

      Don Julio Tequila

      Ultimately, choosing the “best Tequila” is a matter of personal preference, as each Tequila has its own strengths and qualities. Whether you prefer a rich and complex aged Tequila or a smooth and crisp Blanco, these 5 are our picks of the best Tequila South Africa has to offer. We would love to know what you consider your top 5 best Tequilas to be?

      Hopefully La Tierra will always be your #1 best Agave spirit 😉

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