Casa Dragones Joven Tequila ($299)
Casa Dragones is labeled as a sipping tequila—for good reason. At $299, this isn’t something you’re going to shoot or mix in a margarita. It’s made completely from estate-grown blue agave in Tequila, Mexico, and the brand’s maestro tequilero finishes each bottle by balancing the majority of unaged platinum tequila with a hint of ultra-aged extra añejo (the result is known as a “Joven” tequila). Its ridiculous smoothness will leave you wanting another sip tout de suite.

Corazon Reposado Buffalo Trace ($79)
The brand’s Reposado Buffalo Trace was aged for 10-and-a-half months in barrels that previously held Buffalo Trace bourbon. The Buffalo Trace distillery, by the way, also produces the nearly impossible-t0-find Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, so you could say this robust and creamy liquid is as close to Pappy tequila as you can get.

El Tesoro Extra Anejo ($192)
El Tesoro has a long history with extra añejo tequilas—they introduced their first, Paradiso, in 1994, before the governing body for tequila styles, the Consejo Regulador de Tequila, had even created a classification for the style. Their latest version, made from estate-grown blue agave, is aged for four to five years in ex-bourbon barrels for a complex flavor that brings out notes of chocolate and dried fruit in the tequila. 

Don Julio 1942 Anejo ($160)
This limited-edition añejo was created for the 60th anniversary of Don Julio. Its name commemorates the year Don Julio González opened his first tequila distillery. It’s aged in oak barrels for more than a year, giving it a natural golden brown color and a smooth taste.

Avion Reserva 44 ($160)
Reserva 44, Avión’s “bespoke” extra añejo, is aged for 43 months in oak barrels and then aged for an additional month in specially selected “petite” barrels, which are rotated daily. The process leaves the spirit with a deeply toasted flavor and hints of vanilla that will entice even the most ardent whiskey fans.

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la familia ($150)
Maybe you associate Cuervo with spring breakers and college mixers. But this particular bottle is here to show you how misguided those stereotypes are. As the name implies, it was a liquid originally reserved for members of the family. Now they’re sharing it with the public, presented in an artfully rendered box (that changes annually). Under the wax-dipped seal is one of the smoothest sipping tequilas on the market; offering rich oak and roasted nut tonalities in a sustained finish. A tequila for cognac drinkers.

Patron Gran Patron Piedra ($361)
Patron kicked off the premium tequila movement, so it’s no surprise that the brand is now offering one of the most expensive and aged extra añejos on the market. Unlike most tequilas, Gran Patron Piedra (“piedra” is Spanish for “stone”) is produced using a very traditional process of using a stone wheel (called a “tahona”) to slowly crush the agave. The resulting juice is then fermented and distilled along with crushed agave fiber. It’s then aged for a minimum of three years in new American and French oak barrels.

Pasote Extra Anejo Tequila ($190)
Four years of barrel aging in ex-bourbon oak lends this complex spirit all sorts of tropical top notes. Tropical fruit and nectar are evident in the nose, yielding to a bright citrusy spice on the tongue. Distilled in copper pot stills without any additives, it is an expression of pure joy from third-generation master tequilero Felipe Camarena.

Tears of Llorona No. 3 Extra Anejo Tequila ($229)
This uncommon Extra Añejo made from pure Weber blue agave takes a cue from some of your other favorite nightcaps for a truly singular sipping experience. Copper-pot distilled in Jalisco by Germán Gonzalez, each batch is aged in barrels previously used for Islay scotch, Spanish brandy, and Spanish sherry for an irresistibly complex flavor profile.

Clasa Azul Reposado Tequila ($119)
This white ceramic, hand-painted decanter holds some pretty tasty reposado tequila. While it’s only “rested” for eight months (in used American oak barrels) after the distillation process, it’s got a rich, sweet flavor and drinks as if it’s been aged as long as something much older.

Dos Artes Extra Anejo  ($109)
This tequila is made at Tres Mijueres factory, NOM 1480, very smooth and sipping Extra Anejo tequila. A must for any tequila collector, limited supply and quantity, it takes several days just to make the ceramic bottle, and the tequila is one of the best

Imperial Del Don 10 year ($139)
This unprecedented collaboration between the four Orendain brothers was created to honor their father Don Eduardo Orendain Gonzalez. Using traditional techniques and hand-selected agave, this project recreates the quality and style that Don Eduardo would have produced himself decades ago. Each brother contributed barrels that were at least 10 years old to this tiny batch of exceptional ultra-aged tequila. The resulting tequila is dense and dark with plenty of deep complex oak, but retains its agave nature nonetheless. Expect a powerful bouquet of roasted herbs, dark chocolate, toasted vanilla bean, worked leather, baking spices and cooked tropical fruit. On the palate the richness of texture is striking but the oak is not bitter. The slightly higher proof prevents it from feeling cloying or overtly sweet. This is easily one of the best over-aged tequilas we’ve ever stocked and an appropriate testament to one of Tequila’s true legends.

Cava De Oro Extra Anjeo ($109)
Rested for 5 years in American and French Oak red wine barrels.  Cava de Oro Extra Añejo Tequila has a dark amber color with a mixture of aromas including cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, and nutmeg. Its smooth entry quickly expands revealing a delicious range of toasted flavors, cinnamon, and maple syrup, all of which linger on the palate for a pleasant amount of time.