5 Hidden Gem Tequilas You Need Today!

The world of alcohol, good alcohol in particular, has become a very hard place to navigate lately. You have brands that are great and everyone knows about, brands that are all hype, then just the brands that just stick around. At the end of the day, most people end up sticking with the brands they know instead of what actually taste great to them.

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The world of tequila is definitely no different than any other type of alcohol. You have your Jose Cuervo, your Patron, your Don Julio, and a number of other well known brands everyone chooses to buy.

Yes, everyone knows these brand names, but does that make them good though?

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Well that depends on the person drinking it.

See I can give you my opinion on each brand all I want, but if that tequila taste great to you then what I said doesn’t mean a damn thing.

However, I can always give you a list of tequilas I think you should try!

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This is why I love the tequila industry in general, there is always a new brand to try with new twist on the taste of tequila!

Therefore, I have provided you with a list of 5 tequilas below to try ASAP! Never know, one may end up being your new favorite!

Laúd Tequila

This brand is coming out of NOM 1480 and is pretty brand new to the market.

They only feature a blanco for the time being, but it’s a damn good one.

It features a prominent pepper and extremely fresh agave.

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The story and cause behind the brand is pretty dope as well! It’s mainly featured on siptequila.com and goes for about $75 a bottle on there.

I’d definitely say it’s worth the price if you’re a collector who loves high end tequila.

Check out the photos of this bottle below.

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Cava Antigua Tequila

This brand is out of NOM 1431 and features a blanco, reposado, añejo, and extra añejo in their lineup.

I’ve only had the añejo out of their lineup so far, but loved it as an every day sipper.

I would say the flavor profile on this one is more on the sweeter side with a nice peppery finish.

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The bottle is pretty cool on this one as well and is a bit of a show piece with its pirate type look and the old school lettering to spell out the name.

I’ve only been able to find it in stores at random local mom and pop stores around Chicago, but was able to find it online at woodencork.com for about $65 a bottle before tax and shipping.

Check out the photo of their dope looking bottle below.

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Pintoresco Tequila

This brand is out of NOM 1466 and looks to have a blanco, reposado, and extra añejo for their expression lineup.

I honestly didn’t know they had a blanco and reposado until now!

I always thought this was one of those brands who decided to only produce an extra añejo and call it a day.

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This is definitely a dessert tequila! But in a great way though….

It features a delicious vanilla with some sweet agave and pepper coming through from start to finish.

I actually had to special request this bottle from a mom and pop store near me, but was able to find it on Old Town Tequila for $139.99 before tax and shipping. That’s about $10 more than what I paid and it’s for a liter bottle so still a good value.

Check out the photos below of their extra añejo currently on my bar.

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El Decreto Tequila

This brand is out of NOM 1509 and features a blanco, reposado, añejo, and extra añejo in their expression line up.

I’ve only had the añejo expression so far, but definitely plan on picking up the other expressions as soon as I can find them in person!

Why is no one talking about this brand?

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Well, of course besides me! Y’all know I’m always on the hunt for those hidden gems!

This tequila features an amazing fresh agave with a nice minty peppery finish.

The price for their añejo is amazing as well. This bottle goes for about $55-$60 before tax and shipping. Check out the photo of the añejo expression below.

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Afamado Tequila

This brand is out of NOM 1466 and features a blanco, reposado, añejo, and extra añejo in their expression line up.

I’ve only had the añejo and extra añejo expressions and man….

I wish I was able to put the flame emojis in this post because it would be half an article’s worth!

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This is the perfect mix of sweetness and spice, in my book at least!

The amazing vanilla mixed with the taste of roasted almonds, the fresh agave, the pepper, especially paired with a bold maduro cigar….

True slice of heaven!

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I paid about $80 for the añejo expression here in Chicago, but I’m seeing it go for like $130 online at various sights.

The extra añejo is looking to be going for about $249 online but I purchased my bottle for about $150 here in Chicago.

Either way, it’s damn good tequila!

Check out the photos below of the añejo and extra añejo bottles from this brand.

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For a little bit more footage of these bottles, check out my IG reel posted below!

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