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10 Best Reposado Tequila Brands Under $50 (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Lydia Martin

Reposado tequilas are known for their complexity without sacrificing the smooth feel.

This tequila is barrel-aged for 2 to 12 months, creating some oaky depth to the finished product.

Versatile enough, it’s perfect for mixed drinks or as a sipper.

So, if you want to explore this type of spirit without sacrificing your budget, here are the best reposado tequilas under $50.  

Top 10 Reposado Tequilas Below $50 

10. 123 Tequila Reposado

Average Price: approx. $31.99 per 375ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: 123 Tequila Reposado undergoes the natural fermentation process, creating one of the finest tequilas in the region. 

Aged in white oak barrels for around six months, it features subtle vanilla and white pepper flavor with hints of jalapeno and lime zest. 

Fun Fact: This 123 Reposado was specially made to be stirred up into a Negroni.

9. Siete Leguas Reposado

Bottle of Siete Leguas Reposado

Average Price: approx. $30 per 750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: This tequila is made from honey water (aguamiel), fermented and distilled before being aged for eight months in white oak barrels.

It has floral notes of orange blossom, cherry fruit, and raw and cooked agave mellowed in oak barrels.

Its full flavor and the intense aroma lingers on the palate.

8. Calle 23 Reposado

3 bottles of Calle 23 Reposado

Average Price: approx. $41 per 750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: Calle 23 Reposado is crafted from the agave plant from Los Altos in Jalisco, known for its abundant sunlight. 

Distilled twice in pot stills and matured in ex-bourbon casks for eight months, Calle 23 Reposado gives off a vibrant aroma with sweet notes of toffee and vanilla on the palate.  

7. Don Julio Reposado

man holding Don Julio Reposado

Average Price: approx. $45.99 per 750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 38% ABV 

Why We Like It: Agaves from the Highlands of Jalisco are used to make Don Julio Reposado.

The juice is fermented and double-distilled in a stainless steel pot-still. 

Aged in American white oak barrels, it comes out with a golden amber hue with a smooth and rich finish– capturing the essence of an exquisite barrel-aged tequila. 

6. Olmeca Altos Reposado

man holding bottle of Olmeca Altos Reposado

Average Price: approx. $27 per 750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 38% ABV 

Why We Like It: The 2019 Gold Medal winner of the Tequila Masters Competition is Olmeca Altos Reposado, aged in white oak barrels for around four to six months. 

Its flavor is heavily influenced by spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and pepper.

What’s special about Olmeca Altos is it’s made using cultivated yeast instead of wild or commercial yeast.

5. La Gritona Reposado

old man holding a bottle of La Gritona Reposado

Average Price: approx. $31 per 750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: The La Gritona Reposado is aged in American whiskey barrels for eight months. It delivers a sweet reposado that is a perfect addition to any mixed drink.

Its flavor notes include vanilla, oak, and batter. This reposado goes well with lime and sparkling water for those on a diet.

But we crown this tequila best for the classic margarita.

4. Herradura Reposado

Bottle of Tequila Herradura Reposado

Average Price: approx. $32 per 750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: Herradura Reposado lets you taste its age. After the barrel-aging for 11 months, it gets stronger with hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and butterscotch. 

It has a lingering finish comparable to whiskeys. And if you want to discover tequila’s colorful flavors, Herradura Reposado is a great starting point. 

3. Tapatio Reposado

Tequila Tapatio Reposado Bottle on a white Background

Average Price: approx. $39.99 per 750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: A highly regarded tequila, Tapatio Reposado is known for its character and distinct flavors.

This blend features pineapple, banana, white pepper, and caramel hints.

This reposado will surely impress anyone–on a cocktail or by itself.

Made with 100% blue agave, it’s fermented with yeast culture and aged in ex-bourbon barrels.

2. El Tesoro Reposado

man holding bottle of El Tesoro Reposado

Average Price: approx. $50 per 750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: Embracing the traditional process, El Tesoro Reposado is a unique blend steeped in history.

It’s refreshing and flavorful, infused with the passion and dedication of its makers. 

This reposado showcases all of the fresh and floral notes found on the Blanco while also kicking in hints of sweet oak. 

1. Partida Reposado

bottle of Partida Reposado and a glass

Average Price: approx. $45 per 750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: The agave used in Partida Reposado is an estate-grown product aged in ex-Jack Daniel’s barrels. 

“I drink Jack Daniel’s. I drink tequila. But you do it in moderation.”

– Michael Anthony, American Musician

Partida Reposado features green apple and pear flavors with a distinct mineral character from the volcanic soil.

Its palate is very rounded and inviting, with hints of honeyed sweetness and oak.

FAQs 

Can you drink tequila reposado straight?

Yes. You can drink tequila reposado straight. In fact, it is best enjoyed neat, in mixed drinks, or served with food.

In short, it’s a well-balanced type of tequila with spice and sweet flavors and aromas.  

Do you chill reposado tequila?

No. You don’t have to chill reposado tequila. Storing a reposado in the fridge may alter the aromas and flavors.

Also, a chilled reposado can numb your palate, hindering you from enjoying the spirit’s flavors [1]. 

Does reposado tequila give you a hangover?

Yes. Reposado tequila can give you a hangover [2] when consumed too much.

But since it is crafted with pure agave, it doesn’t give an intense hangover.  

In Summary 

If you’re starting with tequila, it’s highly recommended to try reposado first, as it’s the most approachable and light. 

With the vast range of reposados, we’ve compiled the best under the $50 range so that it won’t hurt your budget. 

From the 123 Tequila Reposado to the Partida Reposado, you can try any (or as much) bottle as you like until you get the hang of it as you dive deep into the iconic world of tequila. Cheers!    

References:

  1. https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/04/28/everything-you-need-to-know-about-savoring-tequila.html 
  2. https://www.myrecipes.com/extracrispy/tequila-worst-hangover 

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