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Whether you shoot it, sip it, or mix it up in a margarita—we know that if you’re reading this, you’re probably a fan of tequila! Tequila is one of the most popular liquors here in Texas and for good reason. Texans love all the tequila that we can find from our neighboring country south of the border. In fact, Texans and tequila have a long history. Today we have a collection of some of our favorite Texas tequila brands that give even Mexico’s finest a run for its money. Explore and enjoy these Texas Tequila brands we love.
1. Pura Vida
The story of Pura Vida Tequila dates back to 1923. Two brothers worked the agave fields outside Arandas in the heart of Mexico’s finest agave-producing region. Here, among fourth-generation agaveros, the first expression of Pura Vida Tequila was brewing. The saying “Pura Vida” derived from a 1956 Mexican film and was perfect. Pura Vida—sometimes stylized as “¡Pura vida!”—Encompasses everything a toast should be: to life, the pure life.
2. Republic Tequila
Like the state it is named after, Republic Tequila is crafted with resistance and determination. Republic Tequila Extra Añejo is the brand’s most prestigious offering. It is carefully distilled from mature blue agave, hand picked in the rugged fields of Jalisco, Mexico, where tequila originated.
3. Dulce Vida Añejo Tequila
The Austin based tequila sourced from 100% organic agave carries the title of “The Most Awarded Tequila.” More of the top awards go to the añejo tequila, which founder Neal MacDonald calls a “whiskey drinker’s tequila.” This tequila is the only 100 Proof, USDA organic tequila you’ll be able to find in the world.
4. Railean El Perico Tequila
Railean El Perico Silver is made from 100% Blue Agave and is distilled multiple times resulting in a pure, smooth spirit. El Perico carries a silky, dry-yet-fruity taste. It immediately comes alive on the palate with subtle notes of Meyer Lemon and key lime, followed by a hint of dried pineapple. It opens up with a trace of butterscotch, honey and white pepper. The finish is warming with a luscious texture and complex agave character.
¡Viva Tequila! We hope you enjoy these Texan tequila brands as much as we do. If you’d like more tequila recommendations, just ask the wine and ‘spirits squad’ working at your local Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods.