Top 10 Luxury Tequilas
A Mexican Tradition
The Finest Tequilas on the Market
One of North America's first homegrown distilled spirits, tequila was initially produced by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, though long before that the Aztecs were making another fermented agave beverage, known as pulque. Today, tequila is made exclusively from blue agave, and offers a more refined finish than its smoky cousin mezcal, which is also produced from the agave plant. Far from its reputation as a cheap drink for college kids, tequila is truly an international spirit meant to be savored. GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Luxury Tequilas features the finest (and priciest) versions of this refined spirit that are perfect for pairing with an exceptional meal, gifting a tequila connoisseur or simply sipping.