Tequila has to be one of the most underrated types of alcohol out there - despite having a great song all about it, and despite being popular in other parts of the world such as Mexico, here in the UK, we don't drink much of it. We think this is a real shame because there is some amazing tequila that you can buy here, and it's a really versatile drink which can be drunk straight or as part of a cocktail.
We wanted to round up the best tequila that we've found and tried to give you an idea of what to try if you're looking to dive into the world of tequila, so get ready to don a sombrero and try one of these amazing drinks. Let's get into it:
Vivir Tequila Reposado
Made using traditional methods with the finest blue Weber agave and volcanic spring water, this tequila from Vivir is very high quality and tastes lovely.
The tequila is aged in oak barrels which gives it a smooth and complex taste, as well as notes of oak and vanilla.
This tequila is versatile and can be used in cocktails or simply sipped on its own. Plus, we love the design of the bottle.
Learn more and buy it here - waitrosecellar.com
If you like your tequila to have a bit more of a menthol, peppery taste, then El Jimador tequila is perfect for you.
Made from 100% blue Weber agave and crafted in the traditional way in the town of Amatitán, Mexico, it's a quality tequila which is excellent for sipping and cocktails.
It's aged for 2 months and the resulting tequila is very smooth, with sweetness and notes of caramel.
Learn more and buy it here - groceries.asda.com
1800 Silver Tequila
1800 Silver Tequila is a firm favourite of ours and a good option to go for if you're looking for a great all-around premium tequila.
Made using 100% blue agave and a blend of white tequilas, we think this tequila has a lovely clean taste, with hints of sweet agave and citrus. It's also double distilled, which makes it very smooth.
It's perfect for sipping but also works great as a mixer for a cocktail.
Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com
Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila
This tequila has a real premium and handcrafted feel to it, and it oozes quality - made from 100% blue agave grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, the tequila has a clean taste with floral notes.
The traditional methods used to make the tequila are essential to the taste, and if you're looking for a tequila which will immediately transport you to Mexico when you sip it, this is the one to go for.
We love this tequila, learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk
Patrón Reposado Tequila
If there's one tequila to buy for sipping from this guide, in our opinion it would be the Patrón Reposado Tequila.
Aged in oak barrels for at least two months, this tequila has a smooth yet complex taste.
You'll pick up notes of vanilla and caramel, as well as oak from the barrels. It also has a slight sweetness, which makes it ideal for a cocktail like a Tequila Sunrise. On top of the great flavour, we love the look of the bottle and the packaging, and we think it would make for an excellent gift.
Learn more and buy it here - waitrose.com
Dead Man's Fingers Tequila Reposado
The Dead Man's Fingers brand is probably best known for making a great range of rum, but the tequila from this brand is also excellent.
We thought this was a really great-tasting tequila with quite a unique flavor profile.
The tequila is aged in oak barrels for at least six months, which gives it a smooth, mellow taste. You'll pick up notes of vanilla, caramel, and even a bit of honey.
This is a great tequila for sipping but also works for cocktails.
Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com
Our Final Thoughts on the Best Tequila UK
Hopefully, this guide helps you to find some great-tasting tequila! We really want to encourage people to try tequila if they haven't tried it before, so give it a shot. Let us know if you have any other recommendations for us to try that we haven't included in this guide!