The Best "Cheap" Tequila: Quality, Value and Authenticity

 Best Affordable Tequila

Unearthing the Best Affordable Tequila: Credibility, Excellence, and Value

In the world of tequila, additive-free tequila holds a special place. Most of the brands you and others have heard of almost all contain additives, taking away the purity of such a traditional Mexican spirit. Its rich heritage, diverse flavors, and the sheer craftsmanship involved in its production make it a favorite among tequila enthusiasts. But quality tequila doesn't always have to come with a hefty price tag. Here, we delve into some of the best budget tequila brands that offer exceptional value without compromising on taste or authenticity, and of course, additive-free.

I. Arette Tequila: Tradition Meets Affordability

Arette Tequila

Arette is a brand steeped in history. Produced in the El Llano distillery, which has been operational for over a century, Arette tequilas are crafted with a deep respect for tradition. Their affordable range includes the Arette Tequila Blanco, priced at $22.99, which offers a crisp, agave-forward profile perfect for cocktails or sipping. Arette also has an artisanal line of blanco and reposado tequilas, priced from $44.99-49.99. These aritsanal tequilas are a more recent release from Arette, a brand you'll never forget after only a sip.


II. Tapatio Tequila: A Bouquet of Flavors

Tapatio Blanco Tequila

Tapatio, no not the hot sauce, is a brand that's synonymous with quality and affordability. Their tequilas are rich, full-bodied, and brimming with character. Tapatio Tequila Blanco, priced at $42.99, is a standout blanco, offering a clean, crisp taste that's perfect for cocktails or enjoying neat. Tapatio Tequila Reposado, priced at $49.99, is aged for four months, offering a balance of agave and oak flavors that's truly delightful. Ending the lineup, The Tapatio Tequila Añejo which is at only $59.99 offers 18 months of careful aging in American white oak barrels that linger all those delicious flavors that Tapatio Tequila offers. 


III. Lalo Tequila Blanco: The Essence of Purity

Tapatio Blanco Tequila

Lalo Tequila Blanco is a testament to the beauty of simplicity. Priced at $49.99, this tequila is crafted from 100% mature blue agave and purified water, resulting in a smooth, clean, and additive-free tequila. Being the only expression of Lalo, for now, there is a reason it has become so popular. It's a perfect choice for those who appreciate the unadulterated essence of tequila. 


IV. Volcan De Mi Tierra Tequila: A Taste of the Volcanic Terroir

Volcan De Mi Tierra Blanco Smoke Tequila

Volcan De Mi Tierra is a brand that celebrates the unique volcanic terroir of Tequila, Mexico. Their tequilas, made from 100% blue agave, carry the distinct mineral-rich character of the volcanic soil. The Volcan De Mi Tierra Blanco Tequila, priced at $41.99. Both the Volcan De Mi Tierra Reposado Tequila and Blanco Smoke Tequila go for $56.99, all three offer a taste of this unique, authentic terroir at an affordable price.


V. Terralta Tequila: A Harmony of Earth and Agave

Terralta Tequila Añejo

Terralta is a brand that's well-known for its commitment to quality and affordability. Their tequilas are crafted using deep well water, which imparts a unique mineral character to the spirit. The Terralta Tequila Blanco, priced at $44.99, Terralta Tequila Reposado, which is $54.99, and Terralta Tequila Añejo at $64.99, all offer a harmonious blend of earthy and agave flavors that your palate would enjoy.


VI. Siete Leguas Tequila: The Legacy of Seven Leagues

Siete Leguas Tequila

Siete Leguas carries the legacy of the seven-league boots of Pancho Villa. Their tequilas are made using time-honored methods, resulting in a product that's authentic and affordable. The Siete Leguas Tequila Blanco and Siete Leguas Tequila Reposado which have a price of $47.99 and $54.99, respectively, both offer a taste of this rich legacy that has garnered so many tequila lovers. If you are looking for an even richer taste, Siete Leguas Tequila Añejo only has a price tag of $69.99 considering the traditional aging method used for 24 months. 


VII. Pasote Tequila: The Spirit of the Warrior

Pasote Reposado Tequila

Pasote is a brand that embodies the spirit of the ancient Aztec warriors. Their tequilas, made using sustainable practices, are a tribute to the fierce independence and pride of the Pasote. The Pasote Tequila Blanco, priced at $44.99, and Pasote Tequila Reposado, priced at $51.99, both offer a taste of this warrior spirit. Their añejo expression is also at only $62.99.


Here is a table with the pricing for each brand and the expressions they offer: 

Brand Product Price
Arette Tequila Blanco $22.99
Artesanal Suave Blanco $44.99
Artesanal Suave Reposado $49.99 
Tapatio Tequila Blanco $42.99
Reposado $49.99
Añejo $59.99
Lalo Tequila Blanco $49.99
Volcan De Mi Tierra Tequila Blanco  $41.99
Blanco 'Smoke'  $56.99
Reposado $56.99
Terralta Tequila Blanco $44.99
Reposado $54.99
Añejo $64.99
Siete Leguas Tequila Blanco $47.99
Reposado $54.99
Añejo $69.99
Pasote Tequila Blanco $44.99
Reposado $51.99
Añejo $62.99


The Mexican Taste of Purity

All of these tequilas are additive-free, ensuring the authenticity of Mexico’s world-renowned spirit. For more options, check out our additive-free tequila collection. At the The Barrel Tap, we deliver these fine tequilas and other sought-after spirits right to your door. Here's to finding a tequila that suits your taste and budget, and to enjoying the spirit of Mexico without breaking the bank!

Please enjoy responsibly.