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12 Best Tequilas To Give As A Gift This Holiday (2023)

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Lydia Martin

The best gift you can give to a certified tequila fan is tequila.

While anything connected to tequila could make them swoon, opening a bottle of tequila would definitely please them. 

Fortunately, we’ve prepared a gift guide for anyone finding the best tequila to give as a gift for this holiday season or any occasion.  

Top 12 Awesome Tequilas To Give As A Gift 

12. Tequila Ocho Plata

man holding Tequila Ocho Plata bottle

Average Price: approx. $46/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: This aromatic tequila has floral and earthy characteristics. Its deep flavor continues on the palate with a touch of spice. 

This is a must-have for anyone who enjoys their spirits neat or in mixed drinks. 

11. ArteNom 1146

Bottle of Tequila ArteNOM 1146

Average Price: approx. $92/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: Aged in former Cabernet Franc barrels and ex-bourbon barrels, anyone will love its rich dried fruit flavors.   

This can be a great alternative to Don Julio 1942 due to almost similar notes at a much more affordable price. 

10. 7 Leguas “Siete Decadas”

Bottle of Tequila Siete Leguas “Siete Decadas” with Canister

Average Price: approx. $150/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 42% ABV 

Why We Like It: Coming from one of Mexico’s most prominent liquor companies is 7 Leguas “Siete Decadas,” a great tequila gift for any occasion.

This is a unique blend of tequila made using wild agaves that are known to be smaller in size but have a sweeter and juicier flavor.

The creamy texture of Siete Decadas provides a great mouthfeel, with flavors full of cooked agave, followed by hints of cinnamon and an anise note.

9. La Gran Señora Tequila Blanco

La Gran Señora Tequila Blanco bottle with cocktail drink and ice

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

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: The La Gran Señora starts with a vibrant and flavorful aroma that includes black pepper, agave, and citrus notes. 

The spices then continue to develop on the palate, with an attractive and perfumed character. 

This expression is one of the best tequilas for making Old-Fashioneds and Margaritas– an excellent gift to an aspiring bartender or master distiller.  

8. Olmeca Altos Plata

Bottle of Olmeca Altos Plata and a Glass

Average Price: approx. $21/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: The aroma of baking spices and tropical fruit notes are some of the highlights of this tequila.

It’s incredibly smooth and refreshing that can be enjoyed year-round. 

Its refreshing palate makes it a perfect gift for someone who loves Margaritas or for any budding bartender who likes to make cocktails or mixed drinks.  

7. Herradura Seleccion Suprema

Close up Shot of Herradura Seleccion Suprema Bottle

Average Price: approx. $350/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: This expression is produced by Herradura tequila – a well-known and beloved tequila distiller in Mexico.  

Aged in American oak barrels, expect a creamy mouthfeel filled with pleasant spices and a warm finish. 

6. Codigo 1530 Extra Añejo

Codigo 1530 Extra Añejo with Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Drink

Average Price: approx. $300/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: This limited-edition Codigo 1530 is a unique blend of Extra Añejo aged in new French oak barrels for six years.

It has an earthy aroma reminiscent of clay, followed by hints of vanilla and caramel.

The palate has a rich and creamy flavor, with hints of oak and coffee, followed by a short but warm finish.

5. El Tesoro Blanco

El Tesoro Blanco bottlle on a black background

Average Price: approx. $46/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: El Tesoro Blanco, made from traditional methods, is the best tequila gift for every tequila lover.

This Blanco tequila features pineapple, sweet cooked agave, and bell pepper aromas.  

It’s not harsh for beginners due to its fruit and tropical notes on the palate with floral and briny hints.

Therefore, it is a great starting point in the world of complex tequilas. 

4. Gran Patrón Platinum

Bottle of Gran Patrón Platinum Tequila

Average Price: approx. $200/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: This tequila is made with high-quality, hand-harvested blue weber agave. 

“Take life with a pinch of salt, a shot of tequila, and a wedge of lime, so nothing at all but take your time.”

– John Walter Bratton, American Composer

Despite its short 30-day aging process, it levels with smoothness and rich character, similar to year-aged tequilas. 

3. Avion Reserva 44

Avion 44 Extra Anejo Tequila Btottle with Glass and Box

Average Price: approx. $139.99/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: One of the best tequilas you can give this holiday season is this Avion Reserva 44. It is suitable for beginner and seasoned drinkers. 

This premium tequila is sugary, smooth, and refreshing despite its short aging process. It’s rich in relishes with a touch of blue agave [1], lime, and vanilla.

2. Don Julio 1942

Don Julio 1942 bottle with margarita glass and lime

Average Price: approx. $189/750ml (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: Don Julio 1942 features a blast of vanilla, followed by caramel, roasted agave, and a bit of oak.

This is a great gift for someone who enjoys bourbon but wants something different.

The caramel-rich flavor is followed by oak, agave flavor, and dark chocolate.

This bottle has a nice balance of sugary and savory flavors, with some smoke from the agave. 

The finish is warm and full of cinnamon, tequila, and oak.  

1. Tears of Llorona

Tears of Llorona Bottle Extra Anejo

Average Price: approx. $230/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 43% ABV 

Why We Like It: This new expression, Tears of Llorona, is filled with notes of caramel and butterscotch.

This extra añejo tequila was aged for five years in cognac, Scotch, and sherry wine barrels.

Tears of Llorona is one of the interesting and best extra añejo tequilas you can find today. It has a perfect blend of sweet agave and creamy notes.

This is one of the best tequilas we’ve tried, so this is a must-have in any bar cart. You can sip it neat or drink it with mixers or in cocktails. 

FAQs

Can you give tequila as a gift to women?

Yes. You can give tequila as a gift to women. In Mexico, women typically drink pure aged tequila [2]. 

Are rare tequila bottles excellent gifts for tequila lovers?

Yes, rare tequila bottles are excellent gifts for tequila lovers– be it an añejo, extra añejo, Blanco, or reposado tequila. Most of the time, the best tequilas are the rare ones.

Final Thoughts

If you need to prepare many gifts for your friends, colleagues, family members, or your special someone, a sipping tequila bottle will surely make the receiver happy. 

From budget-friendly ones to expensive bottles, Blanco to reposado, all are worth giving for.

These tequila bottles are enough to make them feel your sincerity to make them happy on any special day.   

References: 

  1. https://www.britannica.com/plant/Agave 
  2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/food-science/tequila# 

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