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Is This the Best Tequila Brand in the World? These Experts Seem to Think So.


July 24, 2018 Home By
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El Tesoro’s tequilas swept the tequila categories at International Spirits Challenge recently, taking the only golds in each of the three tequila sub-categories.

Where other spirit categories saw brand variance on the top of the podium, El Tesoro mopped up — its blanco, añejo and extra añejo all seizing the only golds doled out in each respective sub-group.

El Tesoro is owned by arbiters of what feels like 50 percent of the spirits industry, Beam Suntory, but crafted by Carlos Camarena, a tequila making savant from and working out of the Mexican highlands. Camarena is responsible for various award-winning tequilas: Tequila Ocho, Tapatio and now El Tesoro.

Each of the three award-nabbing bottles is available nationwide and priced around $55.

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Will Price

Will Price is Gear Patrol's home and drinks editor. He's from Atlanta and lives in Brooklyn. He's interested in bourbon, houseplants, cheap Japanese pens, and cast-iron skillets — maybe a little too much.

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