Liquor Laboratory

ll logo white
ll logo white

20 Best Celebrity Tequila Brands To Try (2024 Edition)

est Celebrity Tequila Brands

The tequila industry is booming, so even well-known celebrities are investing and introducing their own tequila brands.

While we idolize them in the field they’re known for, should we also trust them regarding tequilas? If you don’t want to miss the celebrity tequila trend, here’s our take on the best celebrity tequila you should try.

Top 20 Best Celebrity Tequila (Tried & Tasted)

20. 818 Tequila Brand

Bottle and Glasses of 818 Tequila

Celebrity Owner: Kendall Jenner

Average Price: around $44.99 (Drizly)

Nose: aromas of citrus and tropical fruits

Palate: Sweet agave and pecan pie with a smooth texture

How To Drink It: Neat, Cocktails

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: We like its smooth and refined taste, boasting subtle caramel and vanilla notes. 818 tequila varieties: Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo-have a well-balanced taste with elegance and versatility.

Fun Fact: Kendall Jenner is one of the celebrities working with 818 Tequila to give back to rural Mexican communities that craft agave spirits. 818’s post-production fibers are used to create adobe bricks for a Mexican school library. 

19. JAJA Tequila

Person Holding Bottle of JAJA Tequila 

Celebrity Owners: Tebele Brothers

Average Price: around $39-$48/750ml (Drizly)

Nose: Agave, grapefruit, mint, pepper

Palate: Agave, black pepper, grapefruit

How To Drink It: Cocktails

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Why We Like It: JAJA is one of the decent celebrity-owned tequila brands you need to try. Its slightly warm and peppery profile is ideal for mixing, alongside its affordable price.

18. Cabo Wabo Blanco

Bottle of Cabo Wabo Blanco 

Celebrity Owner: Sammy Hagar

Average Price: around $36.99/750ml (Drizly)

Nose: Agave, black pepper, citrus, smoke

Palate: Agave, black pepper, citrus, rubbing alcohol

How To Drink It: Cocktails

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: Cabo Wabo might lack smoothness, yet it excels as a mixer, particularly for vibrant Margaritas. Try their Reposado and Añejo, filled with vanilla and earthy notes.

Read: Cabo Wabo Tequila vs Patron

17. Teremana Tequila

Bottle of Teremana Tequila

Celebrity Owner: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Average Price: around $29-$32/750ml (MSRP)

Nose: Citrus, agave, and subtle notes of ethanol

Palate: Honey with citrus and green peppers

How To Drink It: Rocks, Mixed Drinks

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Why We Like It: This offering from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is impressive, as it tastes like authentic tequila. Not the smoothest on this list, but Teremana tequila’s quality makes it one of the best celebrity spirits we’ve tried.

16. Codigo 1530 Blanco

Man Drinking Bottle of Codigo 1530 Blanco

Celebrity Owner: George Strait

Average Price: around $50/750ml (MSRP)

Nose: Earthy aroma

Palate: Earthy with mineral and sweet citrus notes

How To Drink It: Rocks, Neat

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Why We Like It: Codigo 1530 Blanco embodies the essence of tequila among the celebrity tequilas available – no added aromas or flavors.

Aged California red wine barrels, the nose is slightly intimidating. But it’s a commendable choice with a pleasant flavor and sweet finish.  

Read: Recommended Tequilas At BevMo

15. Insolito Blanco Tequila

Bottle and a Glass of Insolito Blanco Tequila

Celebrity Owner: Midland

Average Price: around $42.99/750ml (Drizly)

Nose: Scents of agave, citrus, and olive brine

Palate: Flavors of agave with a creamy mouthfeel

How To Drink It: Neat, Rocks

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Why We Like It: Insolito delivers a pleasingly smooth and approachable experience, free from harsh or overwhelming heat. Though it lacks bold flavors, we like its exceptionally smooth finish.

Read: Top Tequilas From Cozumel

14. Santo Fino

Hand Holding Bottle of Santo Fino

Celebrity Owners: Sammy Hagar & Chef Guy Fieri

Average Price: around $50.99/750ml (Drizly)

Nose: Agave, cinnamon, and melon scents

Palate: Agave, black pepper, and mineral undertones

How To Drink It: Neat, Rocks

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Santo Fino is one of the celebrity-owned tequila brands that provides an effortless sipping experience. No off-putting flavors are present, making it a commendable choice for a Blanco Tequila.

13. Lobos 1707 Joven

Bottles of Lobos 1707 Joven

Celebrity Owner: LeBron James

Average Price: around $49/750ml (MSRP)

Nose: Aromas of wood and toasted cocoa

Palate: Wine notes with wood and slightly roasted cocoa hints

How To Drink It: Neat, Rocks

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Lobos 1707 Joven stands apart from all other celebrity tequila brands we’ve tried.

It’s exciting to see how Lobos 1707 continues to build on our legacy of smooth and tasteful tequila for everyone to enjoy.” – LeBron James, Investor and Partner of Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal

Its remarkable taste, velvety finish, and excellent value make it a standout choice.

12. Vida Tequila

3 Bottles of Vida Tequila

Celebrity Owner: Lisa Barlow

Average Price: around $50/750ml (MSRP)

Nose: Agave, citrus, and earthy aromas

Palate: Agave with earthy and citrusy notes

How To Drink It: Rocks

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Lisa Barlow’s Vida Tequila pleasantly exceeded our expectations. No artificial notes, and it delivers an authentic and enjoyable experience.

11. Gran Coramino Cristalino Reposado

Man Holding Bottle of Gran Coramino Cristalino Reposado

Celebrity Owner: Kevin Hart

Average Price: around $56.99/750ml

Nose: Cream soda, mint, vanilla

Palate: Cream soda, caramel, vanilla

How To Drink It: Rocks, Neat

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Why We Like It: Gran Coramino exudes a cream soda and vanilla aroma. It has a straightforward aftertaste featuring subtle black pepper and minimal warmth.

10. Honor Reflexion

Celebrity Owner: Kate del Castillo

Average Price: around $49.99/750ml (Drizly)

Nose: Alcohol, agave, melon, mint

Palate: Black pepper, lemon, mint

How To Drink It: Cocktails, Rocks

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Honor Reflexion is one of the best celebrity tequilas if you prefer a bolder drink with some heat. But it’s very drinkable as the citrus and mint balance the flavor.

9. Villa One

Woman Holding Bottle of Villa One Tequila

Celebrity Owner: Nick Jonas & (Fashion Designer) John Varvatos

Average Price: around $45-$60/750ml (MSRP)

Nose: Asparagus, alcohol, agave

Palate: Caramel, dried fruit, butterscotch, dark chocolate, wood

How To Drink It: Cocktails

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Villa One delights with its premium taste, introduced by Nick Jonas and menswear designer John Varvatos and crafted by Master Distiller Arturo Fuentes.

This celebrity tequila brand is smooth, versatile, and distinctive.

8. Dos Primos

Close Up Image of Dos Primos Tequila

Celebrity Owner: Thomas Rhett

Average Price: around $45-$54/750ml (Drizly)

Nose: Alcohol and blue agave with asparagus and orange aromas

Palate: Agave, minerals, and orange with earthy notes

How To Drink It: Rocks, Cocktails

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Dos Primos lacks brilliance but stands free of additives and significant faults, except for a faint bitter note.

7. DeLeon Blanco

Man Holding Bottle of De Leon Blanco

Celebrity Owner: Sean Combs “Puff Daddy”

Average Price: around $43.99/750ml (Drizly)

Nose: Agave, melon, and vanilla aromas

Palate: Caramel, pepper, orange, and vanilla notes

How To Drink It: Rocks

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Why We Like It: Aged in wine barrels, DeLeon tequila is an approachable, smooth, and sweet option, suitable for tequila beginners. Besides, this is much more enjoyable than the Flecha Azul of Mark Wahlberg [1].

6. Casa Del Sol Tequila

Bottle of Casa Del Sol Tequila

Celebrity Owner: Eva Longoria

Average Price: around $59-$209/750ml (Drizly)

Nose: Vanilla, cherry, caramel green apple

Palate: Alcohol, citrus, vanilla

How To Drink It: Over ice

Star Rating: ★★★★★

Why We Like It: If you dislike drinking the lightly sweet notes of other celebrity-owned tequilas, try Casa Del Sol. It features flavors hinting at sweetness with a smooth caramel finish.

Its Añejo and Extra Añejo variants are must-tries, both aged in French oak barrels.

5. Tesla Tequila

Bottle of Tesla Tequila

Celebrity Owner: Elon Musk

Average Price: around $250/750ml (MSRP)

Nose: Light vanilla and dry fruit

Palate: Rich vanilla, agave, and oak

How To Drink It: Neat, Rocks

Star Rating: ★★★★★ 

Why We Like It: Tesla Tequila by Elon Musk [2] is made from lowland and highland agave grown in Jalisco, Mexico. This is a quality tequila with a smooth pepper finish.

We prefer Tesla Tequila over Casa Noble, produced by Carlos Santana.

4. Cincoro Tequila

Bottle of Cincoro Tequila

Celebrity Owners: Michael Jordan

Average Price: around $81-$1599/750ml (Drizly)

Nose: Agave, alcohol, vanilla

Palate: Agave, citrus, vanilla

How To Drink It: on the rocks

Star Rating: ★★★★★

Why We Like It: Cincoro Tequila has a smooth, approachable profile, displaying a sweeter character, unlike tequila with traditional agave spirits.

While we enjoy it neat or in mixed drinks, we recommend it best over ice to fully savor its smooth finish.

3. Calirosa Tequila

Bottle of Calirosa Tequila

Celebrity Owner: Adam Levine

Average Price: around $49-$199/750ml (MSRP)

Nose: Agave plants, orange peel, vanilla,

Palate: Citrusy sweet with toffee and leather

How To Drink It: Neat, Cocktails

Star Rating: ★★★★★ 

Why We Like It: Calirosa impresses with a smooth and refined taste. Crafted with care, their Rosa Blanco, Añejo, and Extra Añejo provide a delightful balance of flavors, perfect for sipping or mixing in cocktails.

2. Dos Hombres Mezcal

Person Holding bottle of Dos Hombres Mezcal

Celebrity Owners: Aaron Paul & Bryan Cranston

Average Price: around $65-$349/750ml (MSRP)

Nose: Roasted agave and citrus

Palate: Toasted oak, salt, fruits

How To Drink It: Cocktails, Rocks

Star Rating: ★★★★★

Why We Like It: This celebrity-owned tequila brand by Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston offers two mezcal varieties.

The Espadin mezcal delivers rich notes of fruit, wood, and smoke, while the Tobala mezcal delights with floral notes and plums, chocolate, and wood flavors.

1. Casamigos Tequila

Making Drinks Using Casamigos Tequila

Celebrity Owners: George Clooney & Rande Gerber

Average Price: around $52-$69/750ml (Drizly)

Nose: Mint, vanilla, and cooked agave

Palate: Creamy and smooth with mint, vanilla, and agave

How To Drink It: Rocks, Neat

Star Rating: ★★★★★ 

Why We Like It: We like the offering of George Clooney: Casamigos Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo – all for their rich vanilla and agave notes.

“Sip stardom, toast excellence; the finest celebrity tequila delights.” – Liquor Laboratory

While their Blanco tequila has subtle hints of grapefruit, Casamigos Reposado tequila has dried fruit and oak notes, and Añejo tequila exudes barrel oak and spice.

Note: Prices are based on Drizly, Total Wine, and the official product websites. The star rating was determined based on a blind taste test, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest rating. Each product was evaluated on its overall quality, flavor profile, complexity, smoothness, and overall enjoyment.

FAQs

What’s the first celebrity tequila?

The first celebrity tequila was the Cabo Wabo tequila brand, launched in 1996 by Sammy Hagar [3], the former lead singer of Van Halen, setting the trend for other celebrity-owned tequila brands.

Why do celebrities have tequila brands?

Celebrities have tequila brands to capitalize on their fame, passion for the spirit, and entrepreneurial opportunities. It allows them to connect with fans, venture into business, and potentially generate significant profits.

Are celebrity tequilas bad?

Celebrity tequilas aren’t bad. While some celebrity tequilas may lack authenticity or quality, others can be well-crafted and enjoyable.
It ultimately depends on the brand’s commitment to excellence and expertise in tequila production.

Which celebrities have their own tequila brands?

Several celebrities have ventured into the tequila industry, including George Clooney, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kendall Jenner, and Justin Timberlake, among others.

What makes celebrity tequila brands stand out from others?

Celebrity tequila brands often benefit from the star power and marketing efforts of their owners, which can help raise brand awareness and appeal to fans of the celebrity.

Are celebrity tequila brands considered high-quality?

While the quality of celebrity tequila brands varies, many of them strive to offer high-quality spirits crafted from premium ingredients and traditional production methods.

What types of tequila do celebrity brands offer?

Celebrity tequila brands may offer a range of tequila expressions, including blanco (silver), reposado (aged), and añejo (extra-aged), each with its own unique flavor profile.

Which celebrity tequila brands are known for their sustainability efforts?

Some celebrity tequila brands prioritize sustainability in their production processes, sourcing agave from environmentally responsible sources and implementing eco-friendly practices in their operations.

What are some popular cocktails made with celebrity tequila brands?

Popular cocktails made with celebrity tequila brands include classic margaritas, palomas, and tequila sunrises, as well as signature cocktails created by the celebrities themselves.

In Summary

After trying various celebrity tequilas, we conclude Casamigos is the best celebrity tequila. Founded by George Clooney, its exceptional quality, smoothness, and authentic flavor profile stand out from the others.

Additionally, Casamigos embodies the essence of a top-tier tequila, making it the best tequila for discerning connoisseurs.

References:

  1. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/mark-wahlberg-invests-tequila-brand-flecha-azul-1235075754/
  2. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/06/tech/tesla-tequila-nosotros-intl-hnk/index.html
  3. https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2021/11/02/guy-fieri-sammy-hagar-tequila-santo-cabo/
  4. https://www.insider.com/why-so-many-celebrity-tequila-brands-kendall-jenner-george-clooney-2021-3
Lumint ad Side Bar
Flex Ad Side Bar