Top 10 Blanco Tequilas
Espolòn Blanco ($26)
A perennial value in 100 percent agave tequilas, with a silky texture and a spicy kick.
Tapatio Blanco ($36)
Smoky and complex, with anise and classic herbaceous agave notes. Plus, it’s a steal for a liter.
For this potent, floral tequila, the juice from the crushed agave ferments together with the pulp—a long-abandoned traditional approach.
Casa Noble Crystal ($40)
Vegetal and funky (in a good way), this formidable blanco is one of the few that’s certified organic.
Siembra Valles Blanco ($40)
Agave from the Jalisco lowlands helps give this blanco its earthy character (highlands tequilas tend to be fruitier).
Pasote Blanco ($45)
This subtle tequila from master distiller Felipe Camarena heads toward the lighter, greener side of agave, with grass and mint.
Fortaleza Blanco ($50)
Guillermo Sauza started Fortaleza almost 30 years after his family sold its namesake brand. All of his tequilas—including this minty, unaged version—are superb.
Expresiones Del Corazón Artisanal Edition Blanco ($60)
Agave at two different sugar levels is distilled and blended for this flavorful blanco—think eucalyptus, black pepper and plantain.
Roca Patrón Silver ($69)
Emphatically agave-scented, this is made with the traditional tahona method, using a two-ton volcanic rock to crush the roasted piñas.
Casa Dragones Blanco ($75)
This smooth bottling with lime peel and pine needle notes is so good, who cares if it’s healthy?